Category: Swimming

Who’s Hot? January 9, 2021

Karissa Metzger already owned the school record for the 100 yard freestyle. Friday night, she blew that one out of the water and took down another record while she was at it, besting the previous mark held by Mady McCrea. But Metzger wasn’t finished. Today at the Ozarks Invitational, she

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Metzger Takes Down Two Records at Friday Fights (Photos)

Karissa Metzger won one event, finished third in another, and broke two school records at the Fright Night Fights swim meet in Springfield. (See photos below.) Metzger finished third in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 26.55. That was .62 seconds faster than her previous best time, and

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Girls Swim Team Opens Season at Relays

The Lady Tigers swim team opened its second season with the All-Relays Meet in Springfield Thursday. Republic’s highest finish came in the 500-yard freestyle relay, where the Lady Tigers finished fifth. The team of Avery Hobbs, Jillian Aubuchon, Lena Mais, and Karissa Metzger competed in that race. Photo Gallery Photos

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Tigers End Season at State With More Records

The Republic boys swim and dive team capped a season of constant record-breaking with a busy weekend at the state meet. Diver Justice Murray, who was a state competitor in each of the program’s first two seasons, turned in the highest finish, at 11th overall, with a score of 329.30.

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2nd-Year Swim & Dive Team Hits New Heights

Update: When the final state rankings came out, Martin learned he had qualified in an individual event, too. Martin will swim in the 200 yard individual medley, having finished with the 22nd best time in the state this season. In just its second season, the Republic swim and dive team

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Murray Earns Return State Trip, Leads Tigers at Regional Meet

Diver Justice Murray led the way on a fantastic weekend by the Republic swim and dive team at the Southwest Missouri Championships held in Springfield Friday and Saturday. Murray blew away his personal best, scoring 392.60 to finish fourth overall. And more importantly, his score was well above the state

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Five School Swim Records Fall at SWMO Championships

There’s not much doubt the Republic swim team is peaking at the right time. On Friday’s opening day of the Southwest Missouri swim championships, Republic broke four team records, and all of its swimmers qualified for Saturday’s finals. Bryce Martin set new school marks in both the 200 yard individual

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Tigers Earn Five COC Swim Medals

Republic swimmers captured a handful of medals and broke two school records at the Central Ozark Conference meet in Webb City Tuesday. Bryce Martin (second place in the 100 yard backstroke) broke his own school mark with a time of 1:01.74. That was nearly a half-second faster than his previous

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Lock’s IM Leads Tiger Swimmers (Photos)

The Tigers competed Friday at Foster Natatorium. Seth Lock’s 3rd place finish in the 200 yard individual medley was the top finish in the swim events. (See photos below.) Diving Justice Murray 193.20 (2nd) 200 Yard Medley Relay Bryce Martin, Shael Wilson, Seth Lock, Brady Lewis 2:03.24 (5th) 200 Yard

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