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October 20, 2014


AEC teams garner top-two places at 10-team tournament


AECRepresenting three of the 10 teams at the Academic Excellence Challenge held Saturday at Neosho Community College, the Cowley College teams placed first, second, and in a tie for eighth.

The teams from Cowley competed against teams from Allen Community College, Johnson County Community College, and two teams from both Coffeyville Community College and Neosho. An All-Star team also competed so that substitutes could play.

The teams played five rounds of 24 questions per round. According to AEC sponsor Dianne Flickinger this was the first college competition for freshmen Desiree Abernathy, Ian Smith, Amy Austin, Quentin Noland, Shane Kieffer, Cassie Anderson, and Catherine Mills.

Arnoldo Ruiz is also a freshman team member who was unable to attend on Saturday.

Alex Geurin joined the team as a sophomore, while Mason Warren, Ron Slaton, and Chris Cardone return from last year.

Team Results:
First place - Cowley A - Mason Warren, Desiree Abernathy, Ron Slaton, and Chris Cardone
Second place - Cowley I - Anthony Maldonado, Amy Austin, Quentin Noland, and Shane Kieffer
Tie for 8th place - Cowley a - Alex Geurin, Ian Smith, Cassie Anderson, and Catherine Mills
Individual results out of 42 students that participated.  
Anthony Maldonado -   1st place - 390 points
Desiree Abernathy -       2nd - 290
Mason Warren -               tied for third -  230
Ian Smith -                          6th - 200
Ron Slaton -                        14th - 120
Amy Austin -                      tied for 15th - 110
Alex Geurin -                     tied for 15th - 110
Chris Cardone -                 22nd - 100
Quentin Noland -             33rd - 30
Cassie Anderson -            tied for 35th - 20
Catherine Mills -               tied for 35th - 20
Shane Kieffer -                  tied for 37th - 20

Those pictured are, in front or on the wall, from left, Quentin Noland, Cassie Anderson, Chris Cardone, Ron Slaton, Catherine Mills, Amy Austin, and Alex Geurin.
Behind the wall, from left, Shane Kieffer, Mason Warren, Desiree Abernathy, Ian Smith, and Anthony Maldonado.