Canby Swim Team Proves Too Much for Tigard in Debut

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The Canby Cougar swim team made a splash in its season opener against visiting Tigard Thursday, winning both the boys and girls meets — and sweeping nearly every race.

The final scores were almost identical, with the Canby girls winning 115 to 54 and the boys putting up 114 to Tigard’s 53.

The ladies kicked things off by winning the 200-yard medley relay with Allison Yancy, Amanda Yancey, Avery Keinonen and Kali Mull in a time of 1:56.35. Mull also took first in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, while Allison and Amanda Yancey finished first and second, respectively, in the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke.

Photos by Jordy Villagomez.

Kennedy Hester was first in the 50 and 100 freestyle, and Keinonen won the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. Hester, Keinonen, Ali Parsons and Faith Mason triumphed in the 200 freestyle relay.

And Mull, Allison Yancey, Amanda Yancey and Hester took the 400-yard freestyle relay to complete the perfect debut for the Canby girls swim team.

Not be outdone, the quartet of Jack Hayhurst, Kai Laitinen, Brandon Slater and Jamison Chard began their season by winning the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:52.38. Isaac Beck won both the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, and Hayhurst was first in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke.

Photos by Jordy Villagomez.

Connor DeRisio swam to first in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly, while Hunter DeRisio was first in the 100 free. The 200 free relay of Hunter DeRisio, Isaac Beck, Brandon Slater and Connor DeRisio also swam to first place.

In the final race of the meet, the 400-yard freestyle relay, Hunter DeRisio, Connor DeRisio, Isaac Beck and Hayhurst came away with first place.

The Canby Cougar swim team will have a week to rest from their smashing performance before hosting Lake Oswego on Thursday, December 16. The action kicks off at 4 p.m.

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