The Cougars dispatch Tualatin to finish off a successful Three Rivers campaign, turn attention to district

It has been a pretty special swim season for the Canby High squad as they put together a 14-1 overall record on the season.

The girls team ran its record to 8-0 with a 110-60 win over Tualatin on Feb. 8, while the boys pushed their season mark to 6-1 with a 96-74 win.

"This should help prepare them for the district meet later this week," coach Eric Laitinen said.

The district meet will be held at Tualatin High School on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12. Prelims are at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, with finals beginning at noon on Saturday.

COURTESY PHOTO: ERIC LAITINEN - The Canby swim team celebrates a successful Three Rivers League season as a group following the dual wins over Tualatin on Feb.  8

Canby boys began the meet with a win in the 200-medley relay as Hunter DeRisio, Kai Laitinen, Connor DeRisio and Jack Hayhurst swam to the win. Finishing in third was the foursome of Jamison Chard, Brandon Slater, Matthew Solem and Zack Peck.

In the 200 freestyle, Jack Hayhurst finished first, Alyk House was third and Zack Peck was fifth. Isaac Beck got a win in the 200 IM, with Hunter DeRisio a close second place and Brandon Slater fourth. In the 50 free, Connor DeRisio was first, Jamison Chard fourth and Thor Laitinen fifth. In the 100 fly, Jack Hayhurst finished second and Brandon Slater was fifth.

Connor DeRisio finished first in the 100 free, with Jamison Chard fourth and Matthew Solem fifth. In the 500 free, Kai Laitinen finished first and Zack Peck finished fourth. The 200 free relay of Jamison Chard, Zack Peck, Kai Laitinen and Isaac Beck touched in first place, while Alyk House, Thor Laitinen, Darwin Enciso and Logan Peterson finished in fourth.

Isaak Beck was first in the 100 back and Alyk House finished third. Hunter DeRisio swam to second in the 100 breaststroke with Kai Laitinen in third and Thor Laitinen fifth. In the final boys relay, the 400 free relay, Canby's quartet of Connor DeRisio, Jack Hayhurst, Isaac Beck and Hunter DeRisio swam to the win.

The girls team started the meet with a win the 200 medlely relay with Allison Yancey, Amanda Yancey, Avery Keinonen and Kali Mull touching the wall first. The team of Ali Parsons, Karina Sawatsky, Megan Slater and Ashley Peterson finished third.

COURTESY PHOTO: ERIC LAITINEN - Canby High swim team captains Avery Keinonen, Jamison Chard, Jack Hayhurst, and Halaina Crispin helped lead the Cougars to a 14-1 combined boys-girls record this season.

In the 200 free, Allison Yancey swam to first place with Katie Ball finishing in fourth and Elizabeth Johnson in fifth. In the 200 IM, Kali Mull finished first with Karina Sawatsky finishing third. The 50 free had Amanda Yancey in first and Kathryn Taggart in third.

In the 100 fly, Allison Yancey finished in first, Karina Sawatsky was third and Elizabeth Johnson finished in fifth. The 100 free saw Canby go 1-2-3, with Avery Keinonen, Amanda Yancey, and Kennedy Hester, respectively. In the 500 freestyle, Canby had another strong finish as Kali Mull swam to first place with Kathryn Taggart third and Ali Parsons in fourth, all three with season best times.

The 200 free relay, the team of Kennedy Hester, Karina Sawatsky, Ali Parsons and Kathryn Taggart snagged the win, while the foursome of Katie Ball, Ashley Peterson, Halaina Crispin and Elizabeth Johnson finished third. In the 100 back, Ali Parsons finished first and Kennedy Hester was second. Avery Keinonen finished first in the 100 breaststroke with Megan Slater finished third.

Ending the meet for the girls was the 400 free relay with the Canby team of Allison Yancey, Amanda Yancey, Avery Keinonen and Kali Mull in first and the team of Kathryn Taggart, Megan Slater, Halaina Crispin and Kennedy Hester finishing third.

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