For the third consecutive year, the Utah Valley Community College Forensic Team has placed first in the Regional Tournament.

The tournament was dominated by both UVCC and the College of Eastern Utah, which finished the competition in a tie. Both teams scored 195 points.Eighteen of the 21-member UVCC team received trophies, and 14 qualified for the national championships in Concord, Calif., in April.

Bob Manning, Salt Lake City, was among the top scorers on the team with 25 points. Manning won a silver medal in dramatic interpretation, a silver in prose and a bronze in duet acting.