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Track and field: Speed carries Canby in partial Three Rivers League preview

The Cougars win nine events against Clackamas and host West Linn, including six on the boys side.


The Canby track and field team won nine events in a three-team meet April 9 against Clackamas and host West Linn.

Six of the nine victories came on the boys side, where the Cougars exhibited their speed in individual and relay races.

Standout sprinter Devon Fortier swept the 100- and 200-meter dashes with times of 11.05 seconds and 22.52 seconds, fellow junior Noah Walker zoomed to the finish line of the 400-meter run in a career-best 53.30 seconds and junior Josh Payne ran a season-best 2:03.95 to take first place in the 800.

Fortier, Walker and Payne joined senior Dominic Shorter to win both relay races. The quartet clocked 43.64 seconds in the short relay and 3:31.13 in the long relay.

Fortier, Walker and both of Canby’s boys relay squads currently hold top-10 marks in Class 6A.

On the girls side, sophomore Skylee Doman and senior Hannah Porter led the Cougars with victorious performances.

Doman earned her third win of the season in the 200 with a 27.27, and she recorded a career best of 1:02.21 to win the 400.

Porter snagged top honors in the shot put for the second time this year with a throw of 31 feet 9 inches.

As of April 13, Canby’s only top-10 state mark on the girls side was in the 1,600-meter relay.

The Cougars competed without Timmy Johnson and Hannah Knutson, who were already headed to Southern California for the Arcadia Multis decathlon and heptathlon.

The seniors will rejoin Canby for its April 18 invitational at home against Beaverton, Sprague, Tualatin, Silverton and Kelso (Wash.).




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