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Forensics team places second at weekend tournament

RELEASED: Feb. 17, 2011

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team took second place at the Red Hawk Invitational Tournament Feb. 13 at UW-Eau Claire. In addition, the team hosted the Grace Walsh Individual Events Tournament Feb. 12 on campus, with 21 schools in attendance.

The UW-Eau Claire forensics team also won several individual trophies, with some members qualifying for the American Forensic Association National Tournament.

Individual results for Feb. 13 were:

Freshman Jarrel Montgomery, Madison, placed second in prose, fifth in poetry and sixth in individual sweepstakes. Montgomery also placed fourth in duo interpretation along with senior Holly Albers, Mazeppa, Minn.

Albers also placed first in duo interpretation with senior Alicia Gerber, Ringle.

Sophomore Emily Gresbrink, Rochester, Minn., placed sixth in informative speaking.

Sophomore Abby Rand, Melrose, placed fourth in persuasive speaking.

Junior Kindra Kressin, Eau Claire, placed sixth in poetry.

Junior Natalie Hunter, Vadnais Heights, Minn., placed first in poetry, qualifying for AFA in that event. Hunter also placed sixth in prose.

Sophomore Megan McKeown, Eagan, Minn., placed fourth in program oral interpretation, qualifying for AFA in that event.

Senior Whitney Zahn, Menomonee Falls, placed fourth in rhetorical criticism.

For more information, contact forensics adviser Karen Morris at 715-836-3305 or morriskr@uwec.edu.

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