Corrected to change the records broken. A previous version had credited Seth Lock with a new record in the 100 yard freestyle (55.53), but the record remains 54.00 (Bryce Martin in 2020-21).
Two more school swim records fell over the weekend, as the three Tiger swimmers were in action in Springfield. Both record-setting performances happened on Friday, when Bryce Martin topped Seth Lock’s old record in the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing in a time of 1:09.21. Martin also topped Lock’s old mark in the 50 yard freestyle, with a time of 23.55.
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The highest finish for the Tigers on Friday was Martin’s second-place finish in the 50 yard freestyle.
On Saturday at the Ozarks Invitational, with 16 schools competing, each of Republic’s three swimmers placed fourth in at least one event: Martin in the 200 yard individual medley, Lock in the 50 yard freestyle, and Lewis in the 100 yard butterfly.
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Here are full results from Friday and Saturday, with new school records in bold:
50 yard freestyle 2nd 25.55 (-1.24)
100 yard breast 1st 1:09.21 (-1.68)
200 yard individual medley 9th 2:28.57
100 yard freestyle 5th 55.53
200 yard individual medley 8th 2:26.69 (-20.92)
100 yard freestyle 7th 55.65 (-2.45)
Saturday – Ozarks Invitational
200 yard individual medley 4th 2:17.86
100 yard back 6th 1:02.55
50 yard freestyle 4th 24.45
100 yard fly 10th 1:04.04
100 yard fly 4th 1:00.09 (-1.01)
100 yard back 10th 1:04.87
Photos by David Brazeal