Thanks again to everyone who takes the time to interact / comment on these challenges, it really does benefit my knowledge of the q language!

My next challenge is a simpler one, but I know there’s lots of different ways to solve it.

Given the participants' score sheet for your University Sports Day, you are required to find the runner-up score. You are given *n* scores. Store them in a list and find the score of the runner-up.

Here's my approach:

```
q)list1: (4;7;9;7;2;8;9)
q)list1: asc list1
q)list1
`s#2 4 7 7 8 9 9
q)list2:list1 except max list1
q)runner_up:max list2
q)runner_up
8
```

Also a solution in python:

```
n = 5
arr = [2,3,6,6,5]
outmax = min(arr)
for i in range(len(arr)):
if outmax < arr[i] and arr[i] != max(arr):
outmax = arr[i]
print(outmax)
```