Batts Named Swimmer of the Meet at Best of the West

Hopkinsville’s Koby Batts was named the male swimmer of the meet for the Best of the West Invitational Saturday in Bowling Green.

Batts won the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 55.30 seconds, over two seconds ahead of Bowling Green’s Will Reynolds.

Batts was also a member of the 200-yard medley relay team that finished fourth.

Jadyn Hicks brought home a first place finish in the 200-yard freestyle in a time 2:00.36 and was second in the 500-yard freestyle.

Spencer Walker took second place in the 50-yard freestyle, just getting edged at the finish by .07 seconds by Logan County’s Joey Higgins.

Preston White finished second in the 100-yard backstroke, and Chase Atkins finished fourth in the 500-yard freestyle.

The 200-yard freestyle team of Batts, Walker, Hicks, and White finished third.

For the ladies, the 200-yard medley relay team of Madyson Merrick, Ellie Coburn, Lauren Langhi, and Lauren Montgomery finished third, while the same team of swimmers finished second in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Langhi also won the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:16.74 and finished third in the 500-yard freestyle.

Merrick finished second in the 100-yard backstroke and fourth in the 200-yard freestyle.