Taylor leads charge at meet


Donovan Taylor held his own against a contingent of swimmers in Winnipeg, including some members of the University of Manitoba swim team.
The 15-year-old Aquanaut came away from the Golden Plains Invitational with five medals—a silver and four bronze—out of his nine events.
Over the course of the weekend, Taylor finished no lower than seventh in any event.
The silver came in the 200m backstroke, where he recorded a time of 2:18.15.
The bronze medals were in the 100m breaststroke (1:14.91), 100m fly (1:02.21), 200m I.M. (2:17.17), and 400m I.M. (4:56.05).
Taylor finished just off the podium with fourth-place finishes in the 100m free (56.31) and the 200m free (2:03.48), and a fifth in the 100m backstroke (1:05.22).
Meanwhile, fellow Aquanaut Levi Rittau cracked the top 10 in two events in Winnipeg, placing 10th in the 400m free (5:04.24) and the 100m fly (1:24.66).
Rittau, 13, also finished 12th in the 100m free (1:05.15), 13th in the 200m free (2:29.92), and 15th in the 400m I.M. (6:10.19).
Regan Danylchuk posted an 11th-place finish in the 50m free (33.46) while Krista Emond and Katja Sutherland also had top-20 finishes.
In related news, Taylor has cracked the top-10 rankings nationally in the 400 I.M., where he is ranked ninth.
He also is highly-ranked in a number of other divisions, including 12th in the 200m I.M., 100m fly, and 100m free, as well as 13th in the 200m free.
The Aquanauts next will take to the pool May 28-30 at the Thunder Bay Invitational.