The sophomore from Spirit Lake won three events in the season opener at Sioux City Metro on Tuesday, Aug. 28, the 50 free, 50 butterfly and 50 backstroke.
Sieperda, who qualified for three events at the state meet as a freshman, also was second in the 100-yard individual medley behind Metro's Aliza Wink, who also won the 50 breaststroke. Spencer's Cassidy Fox was third in the 50 breaststroke and seventh in 50 butterfly.
Also for Spencer/Spirit Lake, Emma Dau took eighth place in the 50 free, Abby Goodenow was ninth in the 50 breaststroke, and Krista Determan was ninth in the 50 butterfly.
No team scores were kept at the meet that also featured Storm Lake. This was the first meet for Sioux City Metro since combining with Sioux City East for swimming. According to the Sioux City Journal, the Sioux City Metro team features 30 swimmers from nine different schools, including North, East, West, Bishop Heelan, Sergant Bluff-Luton and also Hinton, Unity Christian, Western Christian and MOC-Floyd Valley.
The next meet for the Tigers will be Saturday, Sept. 8 in Sioux City.
50-yard Freestyle: 1. Taylor Sieperda, Spencer, 25.00. 2, Alizah Wink, S.C. Metro, 25.65. 3. Adrienne Wesselius, S.C. Metro, 26.11.
50-yard Butterfly: 1. Taylor Sieperda, Spencer, 27.80. 2. Alizah Wink, Sioux City Metro, 28.56. 3. Lindsey Stalheim, S.C. Metro, 28.81.
50-yard Backstroke: 1, Taylor Sieperda, Spencer, 28.44. 2, Lindsey Stalheim, S.C. Metro, 30.05. 2. Alizah Wink, S.C. Metro, 30.05.
50-yard Breaststroke: 1, Alizah Wink, S.C. Metro, 34.67; 2, Adrienne Wesselius, S.C Metro, 34.92; 3, Cassidy Fox, Spencer, 34.99.
100-yard IM: 1. Alizah Wink, S.C. Metro, 1:03.85. 2. Taylor Sieperda, Spencer, 1:03.93. 3, Ashley Vondrak, S.C. Metro, 1:06.42.