Year Inducted: 2012
Kenn had an outstanding track & cross country career at Beavercreek high school. He established school records for every event from the 1600m to 10,000m plus several relays. He competed in five state meets and was all-Ohio four times (2 -CC and 2 - track). In 2000, Kenn was an inaugural inductee in Beavercreek’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
In 1981, Kenn achieved one of his greatest successes winning TAC’s Junior Olympic National 5000m and establishing the championship record. He was recognized as All-American that year as the third fastest high schooler in the nation. A year later he again excelled at the national level finishing 3rd at the USATF Junior Nationals 10,000m qualifying to compete for the United States Junior National Team at the Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela, the USA vs. Canada duel meet, and Caribbean tri-meet in Trinidad.
Kenn attended the University of Kansas where he ran for the legendary coach Bob Timmons. He contributed to the cross country team that ultimately finished 10th at the NCAA championships in 1981. After his sophomore year, Kenn transferred to Ohio University and was part of the cross country team that was ranked as high as 19th in the nation in 1984.
Kenn has won several of the area’s biggest races including the Dayton River Run, Frostbite 5, Oakwood 10k, Americana 5K, and Kettering Holiday at Home. His PR’s include: mile (4:13); 5K (14:08); 10K (29:33); marathon (2:24:32). As a Master’s runner, he continues to excel ... 5K (15:49); half -marathon (1:15:21); marathon (2:39:00)
Kenn is the assistant coach for Miami Valley Track Club whose CC team has finished as high as 3rd at the USATF National Championship. He is captain of the Greene Frogs road racing team; capturing seven of the last eight Ohio River Road Runner Team Series Championships.