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Cooke Shines for R-MC Women's Swimming at YJI

R-MC Freestyle Swimmer

CHESTERFIELD, Va. - Freshman Maggie Cooke (Newport News, Va./Menchville) contributed to 133 points in helping the Randolph-Macon women's swimming team sit first out of eight teams after Session 1 of the Yellow Jacket Invitational on Friday afternoon at the Collegiate School Aquatic Center.

In the meet's first event, Cooke teamed with senior Kata Kylliainen (Towson, Md./Loch Raven), freshman Lauren Simonson (Falls Church, Va./Bishop O'Connell) and senior Haylie Moore (Lexington, N.C./South Davidson) to take fifth out of 14 teams in the 200 Free Relay and collect 50 points.

Cooke finished third out of 50 individuals in the 50 Free in 24.85 for 27 points. Cooke moves into No. 7 on the program's all-time top times.

In the final event of the day, Cooke swam with junior Lauren McCoy (Dagsboro, Del./Indian River), junior Abbey Crank (North Chesterfield, Va./James River) and sophomore Natalia Perdomo (Fredericksburg, Va./Home School) to place second in 4:07.21 for 56 points.

McCoy had a personal-best time of 25.86 in the 50 Free.

Sophomore Grace Landolt (Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley) finished third out of 41 individuals in the 200 IM in a personal-best time of 2:14.76 for 27 points. That time ranks fourth on the program's all-time top times.

Crank came in fourth in the 200 IM in 2:15.11, a personal best, for 26 points. Her time ranks fifth on the program's all-time top times. Moore also had a personal-best time of 2:20.07.

Senior Lindsei Hamilton (Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley) was fourth out of 33 individuals in the 500 Free in 5:19.54 for 26 points.

Junior Kacey Pool (Chesapeake, Va./Western Branch) was fifth in the 500 Free in a personal-best time of 5:19.89 for 25 points. She now ranks eighth on the program's all-time top times.

The final two sessions of the Yellow Jacket Invitational will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1.

R-MC Results

200 Free Relay

5 Kata Kylliainen, Lauren Simonson, Maggie Cooke, Haylie Moore 1:41.83, 50 points

6 Lauren McCoy, Emma Kate Russell, Jordan Shearer, Becca Lazerson 1:43.76, 48 points

500 Free

4 Lindsei Hamilton 5:19.54, 26 points

5 Kacey Pool 5:19.89, 25 points

20 Victoria Lewan 5:41.46, 5 points

21 Caroline Pifer 5:43.01, 4 points

200 IM

3 Grace Landolt 2:14.76, 27 points

4 Abbey Crank 2:15.11, 26 points

7 Laney Sanchez 2:16.38, 23 points

9 Becca Lazerson 2:19.10, 20 points

12 Jordan Shearer 2:19.98, 15 points

13 Haylie Moore 2:20.07, 14 points

50 Free

3 Maggie Cooke 24.85, 27 points

9 Lauren Simonson 25.76, 20 points

10 Lauren McCoy 25.86, 17 points

17 Brooke Walthall 26.31, 9 points

400 Medley Relay

2 Lauren McCoy, Abbey Crank, Natalia Perdomo, Maggie Cooke 4:07.21, 56 points

4 Kacey Pool, Becca Lazerson, Jordan Shearer, Haylie Moore 4:08.59, 52 points

Teams Standings following Session 1

1 Randolph-Macon 464

2 Catholic 420

3 Washington College 375

4 Barton 369

5 St. Mary's (Md.) 318

6 Marymount 166

7 Bridgewater 147

8 Hollins 59