On November 11, 2018, BJU competed in the Mid-Atlantic USA Regional Programming Contest. BJU ranked as the fourth highest school in the region.
There were 168 teams from 58 colleges/universities located in District of Columbia, East Pennsylvania, South New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia (plus BJU from the Northwestern South Carolina). BJU’s teams usually compete in the Southeast USA Regional contest, but we were moved, this year, to the Mid-Atlantic region due to a conflict in our schedule.
Our team of Nathan Collins, Sam Henry, and Jacob Brazeal finished in fifth place overall, and they were the first place team at the UNC Chapel Hill site. They solved all eight problems given in the contest. BJU ranked as the fourth highest school since Duke had two teams in the top five. Congratulations to these students.
See https://mausa18.kattis.com/standings for details.
Our rank of fourth best school is our best performance in these competitions. Last year, BJU was ranked in the fifth best school in the Southeast region and first place at the College of Charleston. Our previous best showing was eighth place overall. We expect that this performance will result in our team being invited to the North American Invitational programming contest held next spring. (Usually the top five schools from each region are invited.)