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Wilmington College 8th in the Nation

The Wilmington College Soil Judging Team competed in the national soil judging contest in Rhode Island April 18th and placed 8th in the nation.

April 28, 2008

The Wilmington College Soil Judging Team competed in the national soil judging contest in Rhode Island April 18th and placed 8th in the nation.  Sam Lahmers placed 9th and Alicia Jacquemin placed 12th on individual scores.

 

They started the road to the national contest last fall with a regional competition in Maryland.  In that competition they placed 4th.  Since Rhode Island would host the national contest, they were not eligible to send a team and Wilmington became eligible to compete in the national contest. 

 

A total of 6 members traveled to Rhode Island during the week-long event.  The members who traveled included Matt Deaton (coach), Dan Jackson, David Miller, Preston Simmons, Sam Lahmers, Alicia Jacquemin, and Brent Deidrick.  Only four members were permitted to compete in the final contest.  Out of 82 individual competitors, Sam Lahmers placed 9th, Alicia Jacquemin placed 12th, Preston Simmons placed 53rd and David Miller placed 56th. 

 

The 21 teams competing in the national competition represented the best of over 80 colleges and universities competing in regional contests.  Wilmington College ranked 8th in the team scoring, moving up one notch from their 9th place ranking last year.  They beat out the traditional rival (that other agricultural school in Ohio), leaving them in dust at 21st place.

 Left to Right:  Matt Deaton (Coach), Dan Jackson, David Miller,  Preston Simmons, Sam Lahmers,  Alicia Jacquemin, and Brent Deidrick.