The UMBC Mock Trial program recently concluded our most successful fall invitational season in team history. The team attended four tournaments, placing in three of them and earning individual honors in all four.
On October 15 & 16, 2016, UMBC’s A team traveled to Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA for their annual Market Street Invitational. The A team finished in 4th place with a record of 6-2. Additionally, President Dylan Rogers Elliott won an Outstanding Attorney Award, and Kayla Smith won an Outstanding Witness Award.
The following weekend, on October 22 & 23, 2016, UMBC’s B team competed at Elizabethtown College’s annual Blue Jay Invitational. The B team finished in 3rd place with a record of 6-2. Additionally, Sam Dhawan won an Outstanding Attorney Award (with a perfect 20 ranks), Jaedon Huie won an Outstanding Attorney Award, and newcomer Evan Avila won an Outstanding Witness Award.
On October 29 & 30, 2016, the A team was back in action at the Colonial Classic, hosted by the College of William & Mary. Veteran witness Kayla Smith won an Outstanding Witness Award with a perfect 20 ranks, the only perfect ranked witness at the entire tournament.
Finally, on November 5 & 6, 2016, both the A and B teams returned to Philidelphia for the annual Hooter Invitational, hosted by Temple University. UMBC’s A team finished in 5th place at the tournament with a record of 5-2-1. Vice-President Zuhair Riaz won an Outstanding Attorney Award, and witnesses Kayla Smith and Kaitlin Kaufmann won Outstanding Witness Awards.
UMBC’s B team had a strong showing at the Hooter Invitational, finishing with a record of 4-4.