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Pacer swimmer handle Canby, LO next

Lakeridge takes care of business with the Civil War swim meet looming

In their final meet before the annual end-of-the-year showdown with Lake Oswego, the Lakeridge swim teams knocked off Canby last week in impressive fashion.

The Pacer boys tallied a 95-75 victory, getting some very fast times along the way. Lakerdige jumped out to an early lead with four straight victories after dropping the opening medley relay.

In the 200 freestyle, Samir Ahmadyar picked up a victory in 2:04.37. That was followed by a 1-2 finish from Liam O'Shea and CJ Hansen in the 200 individual medley.

Lakeridge's momentum continued in the 50 freestyle where Matt McComish, Mick VandenBos and Cole Dennett scored a 1-2-3 finish with McComish winning in 23.47 seconds.

O'Shea would then pick up a victory in the 100 butterfly in 54.36 seconds, followed by McComish in second.

After Canby made up some ground, Lakeridge picked up a 1-2 finish in the 200 freestyle, followed by Hansen's victory in the 100 backstroke in 56.63 seconds.

Wrapping up the victory for the Pacers was Ahmadyar, McComish, Hansen and O'Shea's solid victory in the 400 freestyle relay.

For the girls, the victory was a bit easier as the Pacers racked up a 117-53 win.

The Pacers went 1-2 in the medley relay to start the meet and never looked back. In the 200 freestyle, Katie Manzione won in 2:04.38 seconds. That was followed by Skye Buck's win in the 200 IM in 2:33.04.

In the 50 freestyle, Sonya Ahmadyar won easily in 26.34 seconds, followed closely by Lillie French.

In the 100 freestyle it was Ariana Chin's turn to shine, winning with a time of 59.01 seconds.

Keaton Blovad was equally impressive in the 500 freestyle, winning in 5:09.12, nearly a minute faster than her closest competitor.

The Pacers would go 1-2 in the 200 freestyle relay and, two races later, Mara Newman, Lisa Douglas and Sophie French would sweep the 100 breaststroke.

Lakeridge will face off against Lake Oswego tonight (Thursday) at 5 p.m. at the newly repaired district pool.