|Hometown:||Newbury Park, Calif.|
|Position:||Assistant Coach - Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps, Multis|
This will be Jenny Kenyon's third season coaching the men's and women's sprints, jumps, and multis for the Gauchos. Prior to her move to Santa Barbara, she was an assistant coach for DePaul University in Chicago, where she coached the sprinters, hurdlers, and multi-event athletes, and also developed strength and conditioning programs for the throwers.
Last season, Jenny coached the 4x100m relay team that broke a 20 year-old school record. Nino Kolyoupathng, Jason Newland, Kris Shirley, and Ryan Donnelly made up the squad. Kenyon also oversaw Jacob Maus's regional-qualifying 6'11.75" in the high jump, and this year will assist Maus in making the transition to the decathlon.
In 2006 for the Gauchos, Kenyon's squad of sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers, and multis were building up tremendous speed throughout the season, when unfortunate late injuries derailed many of her athletes' prospects. Nonetheless, her tireless work ethic, combined with her intense training regimen, has produced a high quality environment in which records have been broken, and many others will soon be. She helped lead senior Kylie McCuen to two Conference Championship victories in the 200m and 400m sprints, as well as to a strong West Regionals appearance.
In her two seasons as an assistant coach at DePaul, Kenyon oversaw seven Conference USA Champions, five NCAA Regional qualifiers, and an NCAA Championship participant.
In college, when Jenny competed for the University of Oregon's storied track and field program, she epitomized the student-athlete role by getting it done on and off the track. She was a PAC-10 scorer in the heptathlon in her four years of eligibility (1999-2002) as well as the 100m hurdles in 2002. She ended her career with the sixth highest heptathlon score in Ducks' history. In 2002, she was also named a Verizon Academic All-American.