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Winning and losing wasn't the goal of the dual meet with Lake Oswego as Cougars celebrate their return

More than 15 months since its last competition, the Canby High swim team got back in the water for some racing action.

In a dual meet with Lake Oswego, the Cougars captured the girl's portion of the meet, while the Lakers took the boy's end. But, as coach Eric Laitinen noted, the day wasn't about winning or losing – but about getting back in the pool.

The Herald-Pioneer.

"All the kids were very excited to get swimming," Laitinen said. "With a short preparation time the swimmers did very well, but more importantly, were having a great time swimming – and the sportsmanship was excellent."

Meet highlights for Canby were:

Girls

Canby's girls 200 medley relay finished first with freshman Kali Mull, sophomores Allison Yancey and Avery Keinonen, and the team's lone senior swimmer in Kylie Hester with a time of 1:57.61. The team of Halana Crispin, Amanda Yancey, Megan Slater and Kennedy Hester were second.

In the 200 free, Canby finished 1,2,3 with Kali Mull, Kathryn Taggart, and Elizabeth Johnson, respectively. Avery Keinonen finished third in the 200 IM and won the 100 fly. Kylie and Kennedy Hester finished first and second in the 50 free. Megan Slater was second in the 100 fly. Kali Mull and Kylie Hester were first and second in the 100 freestyle. Then Canby went one-two-three in the 100 back with Kennedy Hester, Kathryn Taggart, and Halana Crispin, respecitively.

Allison and Amanda Yancey finished second and third in the 100 breaststroke. Then the Canby Girls finished the meet with first and second in the 200 free relay. The first-place team consisted of Kylie Hester, Kennedy Hester, Avery Keinonen, and Kali Mull. Second place was Amanda Yancey, Kathryn Taggart, Megan Slater and Elizabeth Johnson.

Boys

Canby finished third in the 200 medley relay with Jack Hayhurst, Kai Laitinen, Jamison Chard and Issac Beck. In the 200 free and 100 free Issac Beck finished second. Jack Hayhurst finished second in the 200 IM and the 100 back. Kai Laitinen was third in the 200 IM. In the 200 free relay the team of Issac Beck, Matthew Solem, Kai Laitinen and Jamison Chard finished third.

Canby gets back into the pool in a dual meet against Tigard on May 27.


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