The Franklin-Simpson Swimcats competed in the Owensboro Sprint Meet on Saturday, Jan. 18.
Both girls and boys teams finished a strong 5th place out of eight teams. The girls finished ahead of Apollo, Monroe County, and Ohio County. The boys bested Apollo, Monroe County and Owensboro.
Winning the meet for the girls was Owensboro who are considered tops in regional 2. Winning on the boys side was Daviess County a nine point victory over runner up Owensboro Catholic. Leading the way for the Franklin girls was the top eight relay team of Shelby Caudill, Rylie Spears, Maggie McBrayer, and Kaydin Alexander in the medley relay. Shelby Scott swam for Spears in the 200 free relay as all five girls swam close to best times. Having a lifetime best swim in her 50 fly was Meryn McBrayer. For the boys the relay team of Kody Alexander, Payton Brown, Hayden Satterly, and Braxton Jenkins had two top three finishes in the 200 medley and free relays. The relay team of Ty Killen, Kris Cumming, Ben Coates, and Seth Pinson finished in the top eight.
All of the F-S swimmers will swim their final regular season meet in Muhlenberg County on Thursday, Jan. 23.
This final meet is senior night as Rylie Spears will swim her final meet before the high school regional. Spears, a breaststroker, is looking to set the team record in the 100 breast.
“Rylie has about three more chances to break the record, a record I’d love to see broken. It’s been a while since the girls have broken any team records,” F-S Swimcats Coach Mike Ballard said.