2 York athletes headed to Wofford

genegraham@comporium.netMay 27, 2014 

— Two of York Comprehensive High School’s student-athletes will attend Wofford College in the fall.

Julie Comer will join the cheerleader squad, while Matt Ransom will compete in track for the Terriers.

Comer, the daughter of Craig and Sherri Comer, has been a cheerleader since eighth grade, and served as captain her senior year.

She had to qualify to make the team during tryouts at Wofford. “It was a busy weekend,” said Julie Comer.

Comer said she is aware that cheering at the college level will be a greater challenge.

“We will have two-a-days,” Comer said of the preparations required by the Southern Conference school.

There’s also more recognition and exposure to the media at the college level.

“Wofford’s first football game this fall is at Georgia Tech,” Comer said.

Both Comer and Ransom said they like the Wofford campus, where the student enrollment, at about 1,500, is almost identical to the numbers at YCHS.

“It’s far enough away, yet close enough, big but small enough,” said Craig Comer.

Ransom, the son of Randy and Karen Ransom, has established himself as a premier 400-meter runner in high school competition.

“I will run the 400 meters and whatever else they need me for at Wofford,” he said.

Competing against Southern Conference competition, Ransom said that Wofford has brought in a seasoned track coach from Western Carolina University to build the program to new heights.

“We’re excited that Matt has the opportunity to run track at Wofford,” said Randy Ransom.

Ransom and his parents like the small college atmosphere at the Spartanburg school as well as the regionally-acclaimed academic integrity.

Ransom looks forward to a new challenge.

“I love the competition,” he said.

YCHS athletic director Steve Boyd, schools Superintendent Vernon Prosser and school principal Christopher Black lauded Comer and Ransom for their success athletically and academically before the May 22 recognition ceremony in the YCHS media center.

“Wofford is the Harvard of the South,” said Prosser.

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