2-16-12 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships, Day 2 Prelims
2012 Olympic Trials Qualifier SEC Academic Honor Roll
Sophomore Season (2011-12) Competed at 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha ... Posted time of 2:12.58 in 200m IM prelims ... Swam in an exhibition role at 2012 SEC Championships ... Swam exhibition in 200 fly (1:55.00), 200 IM (1:50.64) and 400 IM (3:59.99) ... Posted season-best times in 200 IM (1:50.51) and 400 IM (3:57.19) ... Best time in 200 back came in dual meet at LSU (1:52.09) ... Also had a season-best in 200 fly at UGA Invite (1:52.53)... Finished 3rd in 200 fly at LSU ... Earned runner-up finish in 400 IM vs. Penn State ... Advanced to consolation final in 400 IM at Georgia Invitational ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Freshman Season (2010-11) Competed in several dual meets along with the Georgia Invitational and Bulldog Invitational ... Barely missed an NCAA `B' cut time in the 200 IM with a 1:49.93 at the Bulldog Invite ... Also posted a 56.96 in the 100 breast at the Bulldog Invite for his best time of the year in that event ... Top times in the 200 free (1:45.58) and 500 free (4:51.86) came in the dual meet against Alabama ... Posted top times in the 200 breast (2:06.13) and 400 IM (4:02.32) at the Georgia Invitational.
High School Swam for St. Paul's Episcopal and for the City of Mobile Swim Association ... Member of the 2009 Speedo Junior National Championships winning 200 free relay ... Reached the consolation final of the 100 breast at the 2009 Short Course Junior Championships ... Three-time Alabama state champion ... High School All-American ... 2010 class salutatorian ... Three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-America.
Personal Son of Richard and Melissa Kerns ... Has a brother, Tyler, and sister, Haleigh ... Father and brother played baseball for South Alabama and sister swam for Kentucky.