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2008-09 Women's Cross Country
Taylor Cooke
Taylor Cooke
Taylor Cooke

HT.So.
YR.5-11
HOMETOWNHomosassa, Fla.
PREVIOUS SCHOOLLecanto

As A Senior (2010-11)
Was awarded the Carl McAloose Spirit Award at the FGCU Awards banquet … she places on the all-time FGCU Top Performers list in seven different events … has scored in every event at the conference championship in which she’s ever competed … posted career times in the 500 free, 1650 free and 200 fly at the conference meet … her time of 4:57.44 in the 500 free sits in sixth place on the all-time FGCU top times list and was good enough for fourth-place finish at the CCSA Championship (Feb. 17) … posted a 17:09.22 in the 1650 free at the conference championship for a fifth-place all time and fourth place at the meet … finished eighth in the 200 fly with a career-best time of 2:06.85.

Cross Country
Competed in all six events … placed 20th at the season-opening FGCU Invitational (Sept. 2) with a 5K time of 21:42.00, helping the Eagles to a second place finish … crossed the finish line at the 21:43.2 mark at the Vanderbilt Commodore Classic (Sept. 14) to place 135th among 194 runners at the 5K event … ran a 5K time of 22:08.72 at the UF Mountain Dew Invitational (Sept. 24) to place 132nd in the field of 208 … finished the Walt Disney World Classic (Oct. 8) with a 5K time of 21:41.6 to place 137th … posted a 6K time of 24:53.05 at the UCF Invitational (Oct. 14) to finish 43rd in the 128-competitor field … supplied a season-best finish of 21:34.6 at the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship (Oct. 29) to place 68th overall.

As A Junior (2009-10)
Grabbed fourth place at FIU (Oct. 24) in the 200 free and took second in the 500 free … took home a first-place finish against FIU (Jan. 23) in the 1000 free …placed ninth in the 1650 free (17:35.87) at the CCSA Championship (Feb. 18) ... also earned two other top ten times in the CCSA throughout the season, the 500 free (5:03.40, 9th), and the 1000 free (10:33.51, 10th).

Cross Country
Finished 24th at Miami Greentree Invitational … finished 10th at the inaugural FGCU Invitational … placed 48th at the A-Sun Championship.

As A Sophomore (2008-09)
At the CCSA Championships Cooke finished fifth in the 500 Free (4:58.64), seventh in the 200 Free (1:53.76), and ninth in the 1650 Free (17:18.63) ... improved her personal best time in the 200 Free, 500 Free, 1000 Free, & 1650 Free ... remained in the top ten performers in school history in every freestyle event.

Cross Country
Earned A-Sun All-Academic honors ... finished 61st at the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship with a time of 21:17.32 ... finished 9th at the Miami Greentree Invitational.

As A Freshman (2007-08)
Ranked in the top three among Top Ten Eagle Performers in multiple freestyle events: 100 (2nd), 200 (3rd), 500 (2nd), 1000 (2nd) & 1650 (2nd) … placed 23rd in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:55.26, posted a 5:02.23 for the 500-yard freestyle, and also posted the second best time for any Eagle with a time of 17:26.54 in the 1650-yard freestyle at the Miami Invite ... her 10:30.30 set an FGCU freshman record for the 1000-yard freestyle … earned 34 points for the team at the CCSA Championships with three top-eight finishes.

Cross Country
Posted a 20:18.30 at the Gator Invitational and a 20:21.76 at the Walt Disney World Sports Invitational … placed 23rd overall at the Stetson Hatter Invitational and ran a personal best while finishing sixth at the Gulf Coast Stampede with a 19:45.71 … also awarded A-Sun All Academic honors for the 2007 season.

High School
Graduated from Lecanto High School …T aylor was a four-year swimming MVP for Coach Bachtelor ... Cross country MVP junior and senior season … received Principal Honor Roll freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year … AP scholar.

Personal
Daughter of Stan and Terri Cooke … has two siblings, Paige (17) and Drew (16) … her father played golf at Ohio State … majored in human performance … attending graduate school for physical therapy … chose FGCU because it’s close to home, in state, has a great swim team, and a beautiful campus.

Cooke's Top Times
50 Free - 25.06 – 2009 Miami Invite
100 Free - 53.72 – 2008 CCSA
200 Free - 1:53.29 – 2009 CCSA
500 Free - 4:57.44 – 2011 CCSA
1000 Free - 10:20.75 – 2011 CCSA (S)
1650 Free - 17:09.22 – 2011 CCSA
100 Fly - 1:00.18 – 2008 Miami Invite
200 Fly - 2:06.85 – 2011 CCSA