Cowley Academic Excellence Challenge team ties for second at state competition
Led by sophomore Jacob Fletcher’s fourth place individual finish, members of the Cowley College Academic Excellence Challenge team competed at the state AEC finals April 23-24 at the University of Kansas State at Salina.
Facing off against other Kansas Community Colleges, the students from Cowley College gave a good effort and tied for second place out of 11 teams.
“Overall we were the second highest averaging team and tied for second place, losing to Allen 240-140 in the tiebreak,” Cowley mathematics instructor/AEC coach Greg Nichols said. “I was pleased to see our team compete well in the state tournament.”
Members of the team are, Marcus Whitson, Aaron Brooks, Jake Fletcher, Stefny Cabrera, Carly Brock and Peter Onelio.
Cowley scores were:
Defeated Dodge City 410-90; defeated Cloud County 260-120; lost to Allen County 220-160; defeated Johnson County 230-210; defeated Pratt 340-120; defeated Hutchinson 320-130; defeated Colby 280-110; defeated Coffeyville 220-200; lost to Garden City 310-230; defeated Neosho County 300-180; and defeated Kansas City 370-20.