Marshall speech team competes in two tournaments

Submitted photo Members of the Marshall speech team received awards at the Redwood Valley Tournament.

MARSHALL — Members of the Marshall Tiger Speech Team had a good showing at two different tournaments on Saturday. The team divided into two, and had members competing at both Eastview High School in Apple Valley, and Redwood Valley High School in Redwood Falls.

The Eastview tournament was one of the largest tournaments of MHS’ season so far, with more than 1200 competitors split into varsity and junior varsity divisions, said Marshall Speech head coach Rick Purrington. A total of 10 Marshall students won individual awards at the Eastview tournament. Senior captains Mariana Oaxaca and Alexa Amundson, as a result of their season success so far, have both qualified for the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions in Denver in May, Purrington said.

Marshall students also had a good showing at the Redwood Valley Tournament, with a total of five students winning individual awards in their speaking categories.

Next week, the team will reunite to compete in Chaska, Purrington said.

Eastview tournament awards

• Alexa Amundson — Eighth place, Varsity Prose

• Signe Christensen — Honorable mention, JV Storytelling

Alexa Doerr — Tenth place, Varsity Extemporaneous Reading; Honorable mention, Varsity Original Oratory

Nick Dunn — First place, JV Storytelling; Honorable mention, Varsity Humorous

Ashtyn Eben — Honorable mention, JV Informative

Allie Lamote — Twelfth place, Varsity Prose

Mariana Oaxaca — Fourth place, Varsity Drama

Lexi Schnaser — First place, JV Original Oratory

Isaiah Schroeder — Eighth place, JV Drama

Daniel Van Keulen and Nacho Larios — Seventh place, Varsity Duo

Jenna Zeug — Second place, JV Informative

Redwood Valley tournament awards

Karsten Armstrong — Fourth place, Discussion

Noah Dunn — Fourth place, Great Speeches

Dimitri Gergen — Eighth place, Discussion

Eli Houseman — Fifth place, Humorous

Liz Stucker — Sixth place, Drama