Canby Honors Senior Swimmers as Districts Loom This Weekend

The Canby swim team hosted West Linn for their last dual meet of the regular season this  week. The scores were a bit lopsided but the races were more competitive than they may have seemed.

Team scores were West Linn women 110, Canby 60, and West Linn men 123, Canby 47.  The results weren’t a big surprise at West Linn has the top boys team in the district and their girls have a few really good swimmers.             

During the break after the 50 free. West Linn honored their seniors as they do not have a home pool. After they were finished, Canby honored our seven seniors: JP Phan, Kira Goepferd, Hagen Barus, Nina Tshopp, Thijs Peperkamp, Lauren Crum and Bjorn Laitinen. It was exciting and a bit sad at the same time.

Canby had some good swimming, led by Mairen Chard who finished 1st in the 200 free (2:04.72) and 1st in the 500 free (5:38.93). Both were closely contested races. Conner DeRisio finished 3rd in the 500 free. Hunter DeRisio was 3rd in the 100 IM and 100 free. Halana Crispin swam to 3rd place in the 100 fly. Thomas Diggles finished 3rd in the 100 breaststroke. Kira Goepferd was 2nd in the 200 IM (2:30.89) and 3rd in the 500 free. Kylie Hester was 2nd in the 50 free (26.38) and 3rd in the 100 back. Bjorn Laitinen was 3rd in the 100 fly. Elora Paulson finished 3rd in the 100 breaststroke. Alora Robbins swam to 2nd in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.90). Jordan Spencer finished in 3rd in the 100 backstroke.

Canby will be competing in JV districts on Thursday, Feb. 7, at Lake Oswego High School and varsity districts at Mount Hood Community College Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8 and 9.

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