Bahamian national champion Kohen Kerr opened his NAIA season with the West Virginia Institute of Technology this past weekend Oct 7 to 8 at the West Virginia Games in Huntington West Virginia.
The 2016 national Champion in the 100 metre freestyle had his best individual result in the 50 yard freestyle. Kerr stopped the clock in the 21.48 for 2nd place. In the longer 100 yard freestyle spring he was 3rd in a time of 48.05 (split time 22.85).
In the relay events, his 400 yard medley relay A placed 3rd in a time of 3:32.90.Kohen had the 3rd fastest freestyle split with a time of 47.39. In the 200 yard medley relay his A team went a place higher on the podium to finish 2nd . The final team time was 1:36.34. Kerr had the fastest freestyle split of the teams with a clocking of 20.82.
In both the 200 and 400 yard freestyle relays his A teams finished 4th .The shorter sprint saw the team clocking 1:28.45.The 6’0 swimmer from Nassau had the second fastest opening leg with his time of 21.51. The Queen’s college graduate also started the 400 freestyle relay. His split was 50 .85 and the total team time was 3:18.30.
Kerr also raced in the 200 yard freestyle and 100 yard breaststroke races where he finished 11th and 13th in times of 1:49.32 and 1:04.09 respectively. West Virginia Institute of Technology finished 2nd of the 8 competing teams with 480 points.
At the 2016 RBC Nationals Kerr won the 100 metre freestyle in 52.65. He was also a part of the Barracudas 200 metre freestyle relay that set a national record of 1:34.77.