Zachary Cootes
Zachary Cootes
Height: 5-9
Weight: 153
Year: So.
Hometown: Austin, TX
High School: Bowie HS
Events: Back/Fly/IM
Experience: HS

2015-16 (Sophomore) -- Completed his second season with the Mustangs by capturing three Top-3 program all-time finishes, including the school's best mark in the 200-yard fly (1:48.01) on the third day of the A3 Performance Invitational on Nov. 21 ... delivered the second-best time in the 200 IM (1:48.45) in school history during the second day of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships on Feb. 18 ... moved into third place on the program's all-time 400 IM list with a mark of 3:52.02 during the third day of the MPSF Championships on Feb. 19 ... also recorded the team's seventh-best time in the 100 back (53.39) during a 159-104 victory over UC Santa Cruz on Jan. 16 ... his 100 fly time of 50.71 was the fourth-quickest mark during the season for the Mustangs, which he swam during a 154.5-107.5 victory over Blue-Green rival UC Santa Barbara on Oct. 31. 

2014-15 (Freshman) --
Obtained three program All-Time Top 5 times during the season, including third in the 200 fly (at 1:49.16) on Nov. 22, and fourth in both the 200 IM (1:49.69) and 400 IM (3:56.12) ... partnered for a third-place finish in the 400 medley relay (at 3:19.94) at the A3 Performance Invitational on Nov. 20 ... also finished fourth in the 400 IM (3:56.12) on Nov. 21 ... completed a fourth-place showing in the 400 back (50.72) on Nov. 21.

Prep -- Competed at James Bowie High School in Austin, Texas in the 200 back, 200 fly and 400 IM ... finished fourth at the state 5A finals in both the backstroke and free during the 2014 season, when his team finished 14th overall.

Personal --
Born on Aug. 26, 1995 in Austin, Texas ... son of Corky and Hara Cootes ... majoring in mechanical engineering.