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Cougar girls hosted St. Mary's Saturday and had a big day, winning every event contested in the meet

Amidst the splashing of water and cheering of teammates in Canby's 112-37 swimming win over St. Mary's June 12, a record was set.

The Canby girls 200 freestyle relay of Kylie Hester, Kennedy Hester, Allison Yancey and Kali Mull swam to a time of 1-minute, 43.79 seconds to break the school record set by a team in 2010.

"This is an amazing accomplishment as, usually, team records are broken at district or state meets," coach Eric Laitinen explained.

But this Canby quartet wasn't waiting for the post-season, they dug in against St. Mary's and pulled off the record run. In fact, the whole Canby swim team had a successful outing, winning every race contested during the meet.

COURTESY PHOTO: ERIC LAITINEN - Canby's 200 freestyle relay team broke an 11-year-old record Saturday with their time against St. Mary's.

Meet highlights were:

The 200 medley relay team of Mull, Avery Keinonen, Hester and Yancey won in 1:59.97. Mull grabbed a first in both the 100 and 200 freestyle. Amanda Yancey finished first in the 200 IM and second in the 100 breaststroke. Kylie Hester finished first in the 50 free and second in the 100 freestyle. Keinonen finished first in the 100 fly and third in the 200 IM. Kennedy Hester finished first in the 100 backstroke and second in the 50 Free. Allison Yancey finished first in the 100 breaststroke. Halana Crispin won the 500 free, while Elizabeth Johnson was second.

Both the boys and girls teams will finish the season with two home meets -- Thursday, June 17, with West Linn and Saturday, June 19, with Oregon City.


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