UAM’s first place team: (from left) Neal Nightingale, a senior from Dumas, Bryan Pace, a sophomore from Monticello, and Victoria Hankins, a sophomore from Star City.

Two teams of student computer programmers from the University of Arkansas at Monticello captured two of the top three places at the 2014 Arkansas Collegiate Programming Contest held recently at Hendrix College in Conway.

Sponsored annually by the TresNet Division of Acxiom Corporation, the competition featured teams representing colleges and universities throughout the state.

Six teams competing in the Computer Information Systems Division were required to solve eight problems in five hours while 15 teams in the Computer Science Division solved seven problems in the same time period.

UAM’s third place team: (from left) Jay Morgan, a junior from Monticello, Charles Paskel, a junior from Hamburg, and Scott Coburn, a sophomore from Dumas.