February 27 in Bryant athletic history: 2015

Justin Combs

Justin Combs

Combs sets new school mark in State diving competition

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LITTLE ROCK — Senior Justin Combs set a new school record with a score of 244.26 in the one-meter dive, capturing fourth place at the 2015 7A/6A State High School diving meet on Friday, Feb. 27, at the UALR Natatorium.

The swim championships will be held today.

It was the fourth year in a row for Combs to finish in the top 7, the third consecutive State meet he finished fourth.

Bryant senior Lucas Reitenger finished eighth at the meet with a score of 239.64. It was the second time, Reitenger finished eighth. He was 10th in 2013 as a sophomore and 16th in 2012 as a freshman.

“I am going to miss Lucas and Justin,” said Bryant coach Angel Dale. “It has been an enjoyable four years watching them grow as divers. They have been State contenders every year.”

Springdale Har-Ber’s Ryan Reed took top honors with a score of 435.06. A pair of Bentonville divers, Terrell Palmer and McClay Hartsfield were second and third, respectively.

Going into today’s swim competition, Bryant is fourth in the men’s rankings with 26 points. Arkadelphia, competing in the 5A-1A division, accumulated 45 points to lead after the first day. Bentonville was second with 33 and Siloam Springs 27, just ahead of Bryant among the 11 teams that competed in diving.

Lucas Reitenger

Lucas Reitenger

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