THS state swimming champ Justin Marler commits to Truman State
Timberland High School senior Justin Marler has committed to swim for the Truman State University Bulldogs in Kirksville, Mo.With his mother Cheryl by his side, Justin signed his National Letter of Intent at Timberland High School.
“I loved the (Truman) campus and the small school atmosphere,” Marler said. “The swim team is great, and I really clicked with the coach, so I feel like I can improve a lot in that program.”
Justin won the state title in the 100-Backstroke with a time of 51.93 at this year’s Missouri State High School Swimming and Diving Championships held Nov. 9 and Nov. 10 at the Rec-Plex Arena in St. Peters. He qualified for state all four years, and finished second in the 100-Backstroke last year.
“It felt great to finally win the state championship,” Marler said. “That’s been my goal for the past four years.”
He plans on studying history while at Truman.