Soil Judging Team digs into first place

The Virginia Tech Soil Judging Team finished in first place out of 21 teams and
more than 125 contestants at the National Collegiate Soil Judging Championship in Morgantown, W.Va., in late March.

Individual winners were: Chris Heltzel, a junior crop and soil environmental sciences major from Maurertown, Va., third place; Kelly McMillen, a senior environmental science major from Chesapeake, Va., sixth place; and Heather Taylor, a senior environmental science major from Blacksburg, Va., 10th place. The team was made up of Heltzel; Taylor; McMillan; Austin Gardner, a senior crop and soil environmental sciences major from Round Hill, Va.; Blake Krejci, a senior environmental science major from Vienna, Va.; and Melanie Latalik, a senior environmental science major from Fairfax, Va.

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