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Forensics team ranks high in September competition

RELEASED: Oct. 4, 2011

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team competed in the Mid-American Forensics League competition Sept. 24-25 at UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stout. The UW-Eau Claire team placed second in team sweepstakes Sept. 24 and fifth Sept. 25.

Individual results for Sept. 24 are as follows:

Senior James Kust, Eau Claire, placed first in extemporaneous speaking and fifth in impromptu speaking, which qualified him for the National Forensic Association tournament in both events.

Junior Megan McKeown, Eagan, Minn., placed fifth in program oral interpretation. She also placed first in duo interpretation, along with freshman

Jarrel Montgomery, Madison, which qualified them for the National Forensic Association tournament.

Senior Holly Albers, Mazeppa, Minn., placed third in program oral interpretation. Albers also placed second in informative speaking, which qualified her for the National Forensic Association tournament.

Senior Patrick Martin, Burnsville, Minn., placed first in informative speaking and impromptu speaking, which qualified him for the National Forensic Association tournament in each event.

Senior Natalie Hunter, Vadnais Heights, Minn., competed in dramatic interpretation, which qualified her for the National Forensic Association tournament in that event.

Senior Jessica Krentz, Weston, placed fifth in persuasion, which qualified her for the National Forensic Association tournament in that event.

Individual results for Sept. 25 are as follows:


Kust placed second in extemporaneous speaking.

Krentz placed fourth in extemporaneous speaking, which qualified her for the National Forensic Association tournament.

McKeown placed sixth in program oral interpretation.
Albers placed third in program oral interpretation and fifth in informative speaking.

Martin placed second in informative speaking.

Hunter placed first in informative speaking, which qualified her for the National Forensic Association tournament in that event. She also placed sixth in dramatic interpretation.

Junior Abby Rand, Melrose, placed seventh for dramatic interpretation, which qualified her for the National Forensic Association tournament in that event.

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