Mock Trial Team Finishes Second in Spartan Throwdown

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A team from Eastern Kentucky University finished second in the Spartan Throwdown at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 9-10.

The Eastern team, comprised entirely of Kentuckians, went undefeated at the event with seven wins and a tie, conducting trials against teams from the University of Cincinnati, Cornell University, Case Western Reserve and Indiana University. Other programs finishing below EKU included the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois and Michigan State University.

Josh Lang, Fort Thomas, was honored as Outstanding Attorney in recognition of his perfect score. Matthew Boggs, Whitesburg, and Angel Spurlock, Mt. Vernon, each earned “Outstanding Witness” awards. Other members of the second-place team were: Anthony Sean Potter, Whitesburg; Allie Maples, Mount Sterling; Damir Siahkoohi, Irvine; and Caleb Taylor, Union. All but one of the team members are students in EKU’s Honors Program

Logan Spradlin, Berea, also received an Outstanding Witness Award while competing for EKU’s other entry in the tournament. Spradlin also is a student in the Honors Program.

EKU faculty and staff working with the program include Tom Parker, Lynnette Noblitt, Kristeena (Winkler) Johnson, Brandon Williams and Sara Zeigler.

Published on November 11, 2013