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Swimming: Gryphons' Cooke in fine form as state meet approaches
By RON WHITE
Published October 7, 2007
ORLANDO - The water was boiling, and Cooke was cooking Saturday at the Florida Swimming Pool Association Invitational.
Sickles' Gregg Cooke swam a personal-best 21.24 to win the 50-yard freestyle and followed with 46.84, good for second place, in the 100 freestyle at the Orlando YMCA Aquatic Center. Cooke shaved four-tenths of a second off his previous best, and coach Scott Parlett said he thinks the junior has a shot at a state title in November.
Cooke finished 11th and 13th at state last year. This year, the state meet will be held in the same pool that served Cook well on Saturday.
Cooke wasn't the only local who fared well.
Plant's Meg Anderson settled for second place in the 100 and 50 freestyle. The defending state champ in both events swam a personal best, however, in the 50 with a 24.13. She was two-hundredths of a second behind Krauss. In the 100, she finished in 52.93.
"I'm just focusing on improving my times," Anderson said.
Berkeley Prep's Jonathan Jordan was third in the 200 freestyle (1:42.23) and fourth in the 500 free.