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The dual meet win, and the Feb. 8 make-up meet at Tualatin, are final tune-ups before district on Feb. 11-12

Canby and West Linn honored their respective seniors Feb. 3 before getting down to a Three Rivers League dual in the pool.

Both sides of the meet went to Canby, with the boys winning by a 93-76 count and the girls just getting past their opponents, 88-82.

Canby has nine seniors swimming their final season for the Cougars — Connor DeRisio, Hunter DeRisio, Brandon Slater, Jack Hayhurst, Thor Laitinen, Elizabeth Johnson, Halaina Crispin and Ashley Peterson.

COURTESY PHOTO: ERIC LAITINEN - The Canby High swim program celebrated its seniors during a dual meet with West Linn on Feb. 3.

The Canby girls started the meet with second- and third-place finishes in the 200 medley relay. The team of Kali Mull, Allison Yancey, Avery Keinonen and Kennedy Hester were just out-touched for first, while the team of Ali Parsons, Faith Mason, Mikayla Knowles and Peterson finished third.

In the 200 free, Mull was first, Kathryn Taggart finished third and Parsons finished fourth. In the 200 IM, Canby got second- and third-place finishes from Keinonen and Amanda Yancey, respectively. In the 50 free, Canby got a second from Hester and third from Peterson. Keinonen finished second in the 100 fly as well.

Allison Yancey finished second in the 100 free with Hester fourth. Mull won the 500 free with Taggart in third and Knowles in fourth.

Canby finished second in the 200 free relay with Hester, Amanda Yancey, Karina Sawatsky and Taggart teaming up. In the 100 back, Allison Yancey tied for first with Maeve DeYoung of West Linn, Faith Mason was third and Amy Smith fourth. The 100 breaststroke was an exciting battle between three swimmers, with first place finishing 0.10 ahead of Yancey, with Sawatsky in third by 0.50.

In the final relay, Allison Yancey, Amanda Yancey, Keinonen and Mull finished first while the team of Sawatsky, Taggart, Smith and Halaina Crispin finished second.

On the boy's side, Canby started with the 200 medley relay where Hunter DeRisio, Kai Laitinen, Connor DeRisio and Hayhurst finished first. In the 200 free, Isaak Beck finished second, but dropped three seconds on his season's best. Alyk House finished third and Zack Peck was fifth in the same race.

In the 200 IM, Canby went one-two, with Hayhurst in first and Kai Laitinen in second. In the 50 free, Canby got a win from Connor DeRisio, a fourth with Jamison Chard, with Thor Laitinen fifth. Connor DeRisio once again won the 100 fly with Brandon Slater finishing in fourth.

Hunter DeRisio finished second in the 100 free in a personal best time, while Chard finished fifth and Darwin Enciso was sixth. Beck once again had a very close race in the 500 free, finishing with the win and dropping three seconds from his best. Peck finished in fourth place.

The 200 free relay team of Beck, Laitinen, Peck and Chard finished second. In the 100 back, Canby again finished one-two with Hayhurst and Hunter DeRisio doing the honors. House finished fourth. Kai Laitinen won a close battle in the 100 breaststroke with Slater in fourth and Thor Laitinen in fifth.

The 400 free relay closed out the meet with Connor DeRisio, Hayhurst, Beck and Hunter DeRisio in first, followed by the team of Peck, Slater, House and Enciso in third place.

Canby has a makeup meet Feb. 8 at Tualatin and then heads to the district meet, also at Tualatin, on Feb. 11-12.


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