Solid Tiger swim team opens inaugural season

Republic’s boys swim team opened its inaugural season at the All-Relays Swim Meet in Springfield. After a fourth-place finish in diving, Republic finished seventh in the 200-yard medley relay –– the first- ever race by a Republic High School team. Bryce Martin (backstroke), Shael Wilson (breaststroke), Seth Lock (butterfly), and Easton
Bruton (freestyle) turned in a time of 2:05.29.
In the 200-yard freestyle relay, the Tigers finished fifth out of 14 teams with a time of 1:48.47. Lock, Martin, Dylan Murray and Justice Murray swam that relay.
Republic finished fifth of 10 teams in the 100-yard free underwater relay. The Tigers also finished fifth in
the 400-yard free relay with a time of 4:13.05. Easton Bruton, Seth Lock, Bryce Martin and Shael Wilson were the team members for that race.
Republic’s best finish came in the 300-yard free relay, its last event of the night. The Tigers finished third with a time of 2:59.72. Bruton, Martin, Lock and Wilson filled out that team.
Bryce Martin said swimming in the school’s first meet was “pretty cool. A little nerve-wracking since this is our first year. It’s pretty interesting.”
The Tigers return to competition against Nixa at the Foster Natatorium in Springfield on Sept. 13.


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