The standout sprinter takes second place in the boys 50-yard freestyle and also helps the Cougars to a runner-up finish in a relay.

by: JEFF GOODMAN / PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Canby junior Ryan Cully took second place in the boys 50-yard freestyle finals at the Three Rivers League championships Feb. 15 at the Lake Oswego District Pool. He won a district title in the event last year.The Canby swimming team posted two runner-up finishes but did not clinch any state bids at the Three Rivers League championships Feb. 14-15 in Lake Oswego.

Ryan Cully took second in the boys 50-yard freestyle race with a time of 22.98 seconds. He had the fastest time in the preliminary round with a 22.28, but Clackamas junior Christian Gilbreath clocked a 22.81 to beat him in the finals.

It was a frustrating finish for Cully, who qualified for the OSAA championships last year after winning a district title.

Cully was also a member of the 200 free relay squad that took second at the district meet, joining Cole DeRisio, Christian Meza and Michael Haring to clock a time of 1 minute 35.66 seconds. Lake Oswego’s top quartet won the event in 1:34.50.

The Cougars finished in sixth place overall on the boys side with 138 points and seventh on the girls side with 62.

Lake Oswego’s boys and Lakeridge’s girls captured district titles with 234 points and 268 points, respectively.



TRL district championships

Feb. 14-15 at Lake Oswego District Pool

Boys: 1. Lake Oswego, 234; 2. Grant, 203; 3. Oregon City, 184; 4. Clackamas, 159; 5. Lakeridge, 156; 6. Canby, 138; 7. West Linn, 123.

Girls: 1. Lakeridge, 268; 2. West Linn, 245; 3. Lake Oswego, 194.5; 4. Clackamas, 184; 5. Grant, 142; 6. Oregon City, 102.5; 7. Canby, 62.

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