Chase Kenter, 5th grader at Highlands, represented the Highlands Hurricanes at the 2020 NC State Age Group Swimming Championship in Greensboro, N.C. February 14-16. Representing the Hurricanes by himself, he was still able to score 25 points placing the Hurricanes 33rd out of 41 teams.
Kenter qualified for 11 events. Each swimmer is only allowed to swim 9 events. In his 9 swims Kenter had 5 PR´s (personal records) scoring 16th in the 200 yard Individual Medley (IM), winning an 8th place medal in the 100 yard breastroke, and a 6th place medal in the 50 yard breaststroke. In the 50 breast Kenter beat the 7th place swimmer by 0.01 seconds and lost to the 5th place swimmer also by 0.01 seconds.
Next, Kenter is scheduled to represent the Hurricanes at the USA swimming sectional meet held in the 1996 Olympic Pool on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta on March 12 – 15, 2020. This is a 7-state meet (NC, SC, GA, VA, WVa, AL, and Miss).
Kenter has qualified for 9 events, each swimmer is allowed to swim only 8 events.
The Highlands Hurricanes are a Highlands Recreation Park Team that practices at the Highlands Recreation Park Pool in the evenings and on Saturday mornings. All practices are optional. The only requirement to join the team is that you be able to swim one length of the pool (25 yards) unassisted. For further information please call Steve Hott, Head Coach of the Highlands Hurricanes at 828.421.4121.
Article and photo courtesy of Highlands Hurricanes Coach Steve Hott