Truman IE Swings into Normal

Oct 29, 2012 by     Comments Off on Truman IE Swings into Normal    Posted under: Press Releases

Leaving the Kirksville rain, the Truman State University individual events team travelled to Normal, IL to compete at Bradley/ISU Swing Tournament. The first part of the tournament took place in Peoria, Illinois at the Dan Smith Invitational tournament, where the bulldogs competed with some of their strongest contenders this season. Freshmen David Cook (Poplar Blufff, MO) and Sarah Stark (Kansas City, MO) took the top novice award for their performance in duo interpretation. Cook additionally placed fifth in novice prose. In extemporaneous speaking, freshman Dillion Laaker (Omaha, NE) placed second in his event, along with teammate Blake Bixler, who took fourth, both qualifying this event for nationals.

At Illinois State University junior Arielle Long-Seabra (Blue Springs, MO) placed seventh in prose interpretation after competing in a stacked final round with some of the best in the country. Long-Seabra reflected, “I was really excited to make it to final round, especially since I had some pretty tough rounds. From here on out my goal is to keep practicing and improving to qualify for nationals because the competition will only get tougher.”

To keep the momentum of the season rolling, the Truman State University forensics team travels together for the first time this season to the University of Central Missouri to compete in both debate and individual events. For additional information about the team, contact the director, Dr. Kristi Scholten.  kscholten@truman.edu

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