Sports Shorts for January 13

Charlotte Latin sprinter Coma picks her college

Charlotte Latin girls track standout Stephanie Coma has committed to continuing her career at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

At the 2011 N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 3A championship meet, Coma posted second-place efforts in the 100-meter dash (12.85 seconds) and the 200 (26.34), and anchored the Hawks’ first-place 4×100 relay team (50.95). She also was a member of the team’s fifth-place 4×200 team (1 minute, 47.55 seconds).

In addition, Coma earned all-state and all-Charlotte Independent Schools Athletic Association honors this season as a member of Charlotte Latin’s title-winning field hockey team.

Gourley goes 3-for-3 in diving meets

Sazzy Gourley made it a clean sweep at the final regular-season Southwestern 4A conference diving meet.

On Jan. 6, Gourley won his third consecutive league event, topping the boys competition with a meet-high score of 245.5.

Providence’s Hannah Croxton won the girls meet with a score of 168.55.

Myers Park had three boys finish among the top five, led by Gourley, who has been the high scorer at all three regular-season meets this season. Mustang teammates Stevan Kufert finished second, and Cole Petty came in fourth place. Ardrey Kell’s Jack Kramer finished third and Providence’s Michael Murray was fifth.

Myers Park’s Shea O’Neill and Jonah Morgan placed sixth and eighth, respectively. South Mecklenburg’s Brendan Schaffer was seventh, and Issac Loydpierson was ninth. Providence’s Heath Sorkin placed 10th.

Croxton paced the Providence girls, although fellow Panther Katie Woodliff finished second (162.65). Myers Park’s Kelin Coleman and Mary Scott Alexander, and South Meck’s Annalise Romahn rounded out the top five.

Ardrey Kell had four divers finish among the top 10, as Megan Harbin was sixth, Erin Engelhaupt seventh, Haley Dewar eighth and Bryce Morgan 10th. Myers Park’s Anna Juskevich placed ninth.

The Panthers had the top girls finisher at each of the three regular-season meets this season, as Croxton, Woodliff, and Madeline Keely each took first-place honors.

The conference championships are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center.

QCAA to hold AAU hoops tryouts

The Queen City Athletic Association will hold its final tryout for its AAU boys basketball teams on Sunday, Jan. 15 at Kennedy Charter School, located at 1717 Sharon Road West.

Tryouts for the fourth-grade team are 1 to 2:30 p.m.; fifth-grade tryouts are 2:30 to 4 p.m.; sixth-grade tryouts are 4 to 5:30 p.m.; and the seventh-grade tryouts are 5:30 to 7 p.m.

For more information, call Edward Addie at 704-488-9878 or send an e-mail to

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