Pacific University senior Mark Truax, of Pagosa Springs, placed sixth in Impromptu Speaking at the International Forensics Association Tournament held March 16-17 in Montreal, Canada.
He, along with five other teammates, brought 17 events to the tournament. The team advanced six of those speeches into final rounds.
Overall, the Pacific Speech Team earned third place in team sweepstakes, an impressive feat with only six members at the tournament.
In its best showing in the four years Pacific has attended the International Tournament, the team advanced a record number of events and competitors on the way to its highest team placing.
Director of Forensics Dan Broyles, in his first year as Pacific’s coach, said he is extremely proud of the work and effort put forth by Truax and the team, both at the International Tournament and prior competitions.