Mady McCrea (left) and Karissa Metzger both won COC championships.

Lady Tigers Win Two COC Swim Titles

Republic’s Karissa Metzger and Mady McCrea are Central Ozark Conference champions. Metzger and McCrea each won an individual event at the COC meet in Webb City Tuesday.

Metzger became Republic’s first-ever girls COC swim champion by winning the 200-yard freestyle. Metzger finished with more than a three-second advantage over runner-up Ellie Jett of Nixa. Metzger shaved a whopping 6.89 seconds off her previous best time in the event, finishing in 2:04.16. She had been seeded sixth going into the race.

McCrea was seeded fourth going into the 200-yard individual medley, but bettered her previous fastest time by nearly four seconds in winning a COC title in that event. McCrea finished in 2:17.47, about four seconds ahead of her nearest competitor.

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