Though the Canby High swim team fell by small margins in both the boys and girls portions of a dual with Tigard on May 27, there were plenty of positives in the water.
The Tigard girls edged Canby by a 63-61 margin, while the Tiger boys won by a 67-55 count.
"The boys had some great races," coach Eric Laitinen said.
Hunter DeRisio finished first in the 50 free in a time of 24.25 seconds and was second in the 100 back. Issac Beck finished second in the 100 free. Conner DeRisio swam to a second in the 50 free and third in the 100 fly. Jack Hayhurst was second in the 100 IM and third in the 100 back. Kai Laitinen finished second in the 100 breaststroke and Matthew Solem was third in the 100 breaststroke.
Additionally, the Canby boys 200 medley relay of Hunter DeRisio, Kai Laitinen, Conner DeRisio and Jamison Chard finished second. The 200 free relay of Jack Hayhurst, Issac Beck, Matthew Solem and Hunter DeRisio finished second in a time of 1:40.23.
On the girl's side, Laitinen said his squad had "some great swims" as they battled tooth-and-nail with the Tigers.
Kali Mull snagged firsts in both of her individual races -- the 100 fly in 1:03.26 and 100 back in 1:06.69. Senior Kylie Hester also grabbed a pair of first place finishes, winning the 50 free in 26.14 and 100 free in 1:00.86.
Avery Keinonen finished first in the 100 IM in 1:08.48 and third in the 100 breaststroke. Kennedy Hester also finished third in the 50 free. The 200 medley relay of Kali Mull, Avery Keinonen, Kylie Hester and Kennedy Hester finished second. The same relay team won the 200 free relay in a time of 1:48.81.
Laitinen said that the "swimmers of the meet were Kali Mull, Kylie Hester and Matthew Solem."
You count on us to stay informed and we depend on you to fund our efforts. Quality local journalism takes time and money. Please support us to protect the future of community journalism.