• PREP SWIMMING

    South Medford's Cooper signs letter with Fresno Pacific

  • South Medford senior Kaylee Cooper has signed a letter of intent to swim for Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, Calif.
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  • South Medford senior Kaylee Cooper has signed a letter of intent to swim for Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, Calif.
    Fresno Pacific is an NCAA Division II school.
    Cooper, who competes for the Superior Stingray club team, will provide depth for the Sunbirds, coach Josh Christensen said in a release.
    "Kaylee is a very versatile swimmer and will help depth-wise in several different events," he said. "She'll be able to come in and make an impact right away in the 200 (butterfly), which is a big need for us going into next year. She'll be a strong conference scorer right away and we'll work hard to help her develop into a possible NCAA qualifier in the future."
    Cooper's best time in the 200 fly is 2:12.54. She's also done the 100 fly in 1:00.06, the 100 backstroke in 1:00.2 and the 200 freestyle in 1:57.75.
    In the Class 6A state championships last winter, Cooper placed 10th in the 100 free (55.01) and 200 free
    (1:58.65).
    She was one of three people signed by the Sunbirds. The others are Samantha Woo of Cameron Park, Calif., for the women's team and Zachary Lowenstein of San Jose, Calif., for the men.
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