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Meitl places in extemp and prose

Ladd Wendelin

March 02, 2019

Due to Substate Basketball, Ellis announced on Friday they would be shortening their tournament to two rounds plus finals. What this meant for our speakers is that they had one less preliminary round to make a splash and break into finals. 


Most saw mixed results - a good round and a poor round, which clipped a few wings. Jenna Juenemann and Nathan Cartmell each had a second-place finish in the poetry event, but weren't able to break into finals.


Gage Scott was able to pull off a second-place finish in humorous solo during his second round, but his first round scores didn't put him above the competition.


Josiah Weyeneth and Tod Mastin did fair with their prose pieces, but also didn't make it into finals. It was a short day, but it seemed much longer for most.


Faith Meitl, hoping for a repeat of her success at the Wheatland tournament, managed a fifth-place finish in both extemporaneous speaking and prose, but wasn't able to edge out over stiff competition from bigger schools. 


The team has been practicing hard, but needs to learn the importance of consistency between rounds. It's not that they're changing things up between rounds, but they need to carry the good critiques they received in their first rounds into the second if they hope to make finals. 


The team will return on March 28 for an afternoon tournament at Golden Plains. 


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