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WKU Forensics team wins in Ohio

Members of the WKU Forensics Team traveled to Akron, Ohio, to compete in two tournaments hosted by the University of Akron and the Akron Alumni Association the weekend of Nov. 17-18.

WKU was crowned the team sweepstakes champion at both tournaments, securing 16 individual event championships in the process. WKU juniors Kristina Medero and Richard Heyne ranked in the top three among individual sweepstakes at both tournaments, Medero receiving first place at both tournaments and Heyne taking second at the Akron tournament and third at the Alumni Association competition.  Other competing schools included Eastern Michigan University and Bowling Green State University.

Individual results for the 10th Annual A-K Rowdy Tournament are as follows:

Kristina Medero, a sophomore from Davie, Fla., tournament champion in informative speaking, tournament champion in dramatic interpretation, tournament champion in individual sweepstakes, third in persuasive speaking, third in duo interpretation (with Richard Heyne) and sixth in impromptu speaking in the Akron tournament; tournament champion in individual sweepstakes, second in impromptu speaking, second in persuasive speaking, third in informative speaking, third in dramatic interpretation, and fourth in duo interpretation (with Richard Heyne) in the Alumni tournament.

Darius Wilson, a sophomore from Blue Springs, Mo., tournament champion in poetry interpretation and tournament champion in duo interpretation (with Lataya Williams) in the Akron tournament; tournament champion in poetry interpretation and third in duo interpretation (with Lataya Williams) in the Alumni tournament.

Nefertiti Dukes, a sophomore from Miami Gardens, Fla., tournament champion in informative speaking and tournament champion in impromptu speaking in the Alumni tournament; tournament champion in impromptu speaking and third in informative speaking in the Akron tournament.

Richard Heyne, a junior from Sunrise, Fla., tournament champion in communication analysis, second in individual sweepstakes, second in extemporaneous speaking, and third in duo interpretation (with Kristina Medero) in the Akron tournament; tournament champion in communication analysis, second in extemporaneous speaking, third in individual sweepstakes, and fourth in duo interpretation (with Kristina Medero) in the Alumni tournament.

Justin Rodriguez, a junior from Coos Bay, Ore., tournament champion in persuasive speaking, second in prose interpretation, and fourth in dramatic interpretation in the Alumni tournament; tournament champion in prose interpretation, fourth in persuasive speaking, and fifth in dramatic interpretation in the Akron tournament.

John Corum, a sophomore from Auburn, tournament champion in extemporaneous speaking, fourth in impromptu speaking, and fifth in communication analysis in the Alumni tournament; second in impromptu speaking, fourth in communication analysis, and fourth in extemporaneous speaking in the Akron tournament.

Tyler Rife, a junior from Dayton, Ohio, tournament champion in prose interpretation and third in poetry interpretation in the Alumni tournament; second in poetry interpretation and second in prose interpretation in the Akron tournament.

Lataya Williams, a freshman from Falcon Heights, Minn., tournament champion in duo interpretation (with Darius Wilson) and second in persuasive speaking in the Akron tournament; third in persuasive speaking and third in duo interpretation (with Darius Wilson) in the Alumni tournament.

Meg Cox, a freshman from The Woodlands, Texas, second in informative speaking and fourth in prose interpretation in the Alumni tournament; third in prose interpretation and fourth in informative speaking in the Akron tournament.

Laura Myers, a senior from Goodlettesville, Tenn., second in communication analysis and fifth in after-dinner speaking in the Alumni tournament.

Contact: Jace Lux, (270) 745-6340.

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