The Cherry and White recently competed at the North American Cup tournament between Jan. 14-17 in Dallas. Junior Kamali Thompson earned top honors for the Owls, winning the gold medal in the Under-20 Women’s Sabre event. Freshman Epiphany Georges and sophomore Mikayla Varadi both finished in the Top 10 in the Under-20 Women’s Foil event, placing eighth and 10th, respectively.
Thompson is trying to make the Junior World Fencing Team and will compete in the Junior World Championships in February, head coach Nikki Franke said. Currently ranked seventh in the field, Thompson will need to finish in the Top 4 to secure a spot on the team.
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