Menlo Mock Trial traveled to Orange County last weekend to compete in the CA State Championships. While the team went in with hopes of a State Championship, and the end result wasn’t as hoped, the MMT team had a strong performance regardless.
In the first round, Menlo had an unexpected loss to Gregori High of Stanislaus County. Coming off of that round, Menlo rattled off strong victories over Las Plumas (Butte County) and California (Contra Costa County). As the highest ranked 2-1 team in the tournament, the team was paired with Tamalpais; in a hard-fought and close rematch of the NorCal Semi-Finals Tamalpais came out on top before eventually winning the CA State Championship. With that loss, Menlo finished at 2-2 and in 14th place.
This round brings to a close a remarkable season for the MMT Varsity Crew; this team had two undefeated performances at Providence, an undefeated run through NorCal, and an undefeated run through County. Congratulations to Menlo’s graduating seniors: Tiffany Tam, Makayla Conley, Ben Shaw, Rishi Varma, Natalia Cordon, and Toni Rende.
Next up: Tiffany will represent Menlo one last time at the Gladiator Individual World Championships this summer, along with what is likely a small contingent from MMT.