By Cole Parkinson
This past weekend the Taber Vipers Swim Club was in Fort Macleod competing in a meet and it resulted in several high ranking finishes.
In short freestyle, Emberly Hall placed third with a time of 44.44 in the girls six and under 25-metre and Bria Hall finished in fourth in the girls seven and eight 25-metre (23.30).
Meanwhile, Evan Klemen came in first in the boys 11 and 12 50-metre (33.14) and Ainsley Duell placed in fourth at the girls 13 and 14 50-metre with a time of 37.12.
In the long freestyle event, Klemen placed first in the boys 11 and 12 100-metre (1:10.44) and Duell got the top spot in the girls 13 and 14 100-metre with a time of 1:20.86.
Short backstroke also yielded plenty of good finishes for the Taber club.
Emberly Hall was third in the girls six and under 25-metre (43.92), Elizabeth Ostrop was second in the girls seven and eight 25-metre (26.75), Mikayla Kress placed fourth in the girls nine and 10 25-metre and Jessica Anderson finished in first in the girls 15 to 17 50-metre (37.47).
On the boy’s side, Don Velarde finished second in the boys nine and 10 25-metre (21.35) and Evan Klemen got first place in the boys 11 and 12 50-metre (38.80).
Long backstroke saw Ostrop clock in at a time of 1:00.28 which was good for third in the girls seven and eight 50-metre while Velarde finished in second in the nine and 10 50-metre with a time of 45.02.
Bria Hall would place second in the girls seven and eight 25-metre (27.07) and in third in the girls seven and eight 50-long metre.
Velarde would go on to place fifth in the boys nine and 10 25-metre (25.37) and fourth in the 50-metre (56.30).
Duell finished in the runner-up spot in the girls 13 and 14 50-metre (44.12) and second in the 100-metre (1:37.42).
In the short butterfly, Ostrop would place fifth in the girls seven and eight 50-metre (35.30).
Anderson would finish with the bronze in the short butterfly girls 15-17 (36.24) and take the gold in the long butterfly (1:24.26).
The final event that saw Taber finishing in the top five was Evan Klemen who finished on top of the podium in the short 100 IM 11 and 12 boys (1:25.55).