John  Kenworthy
John Kenworthy

Position:
Head Coach

09/16/2017

Cross Country Grabs Fourth at Monmouth Invitational

Kibet and Forman Lead the Way for the Saints

08/17/2017

Men Fifth, Women Seventh in MAAC Cross Country Preseason Poll

2016 All-MAAC Performers Kibet, Forman, Highlight Men's and Women's Returnees

07/25/2017

A Dozen Rounds Out Cross Country Roster

Eight Men, Eight Women Make Up Full Incoming Class

07/05/2017

Kenya Native Navigates Siena, United States One Step at a Time

SienaSaints.com Summer Feature

05/14/2017

Kibet & Forman Produce Top-10 Performances at ECAC/IC4A Championship

Saints Season Ends at ECAC/IC4A Championships

09/28/2017

2017 Siena Cross Country/Track Photo Day

2017 Siena Cross Country/Track Photo Day

09/20/2016

Cross Country Home Opener (9/1/16)

Cross Country Home Opener (9/1/16)

10/09/2014

Cross Country RPI Invitational (9/13/14)

Cross Country RPI Invitational (9/13/14)

John Kenworthy enters his fifth season as both the head men's and women's cross country/track coach at Siena College. He was integral in the College's addition of both men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and assumed coaching responsibilities for those programs as well on July 6, 2015. Kenworthy joined the Saints on Apr. 1, 2013 following a three-year stint as an assistant cross country and track and field coach at Sacred Heart University.

"We are fortunate to have been able to attract such a dedicated person from the running community to mentor and train our student athletes," said Associate Athletic Director Dennis Bates upon Kenworthy's appointment. "As a local product, his strong ties to the immensely talented New York state high school cross country circuit will help identify talented student athletes throughout the state."

Last fall, Kenworthy led the men's team to a second straight fifth place finish to tie the program's best-ever since 2005. The men's side boasted freshman Evans Kibet who earned All-MAAC honors with a 15th place finish with the second fastest freshman MAAC Championship time in program history. The men won the Rider Invitational for the first team win in 12 years, while they took top three in five of their seven meets. Kibet set a new freshman 8K record (24:44.93) and won MAAC Runner of the Week for the first men's weekly award since 2009. The women took seventh in the cross country meet and was led by All-MAAC honoree Sarah Forman. Forman won two races during the season (Colonie Park Season Opener and Nassaney Invitational). She was just the second Siena individual to win a meet in the last 15 years. Six females broke the 23:00 mark in the 6K.

The track season was highlighted by Forman taking the 3000m Indoor Title and 1500m Outdoor Title. She is the first Siena track athlete to win an individual title. The men also set a new school record and qualified for the IC4A Championship in the Distance Medley Relay with a 10:15.62 time. Forman also qualified for the ECAC Indoor Championship in the 3000m. During the indoor season, the men finished eighth and the women took seventh. At the MAAC Outdoor Championship, both the men and women finished in seventh, moving a spot up from their respective eighth and ninth place finishes last season.

Both Kelly Pasko and Sarah Forman qualified for the Penn Relays and competed in the 10000m and 3000m, respectively. The pair were the first to qualify for the Penn Relays since 1980.

In 2016, Kenworthy led the men's team to a fifth place finish. Each of the team's top-10 finishers came in with the 10 fastest MAAC Championship times in program history, including Nick Miller who posted the fastest time in the MAAC Championship program history. His 17th place individual finish also was the highest placement in MAAC Championship history for the Saints. On the women's side, the team came in eighth while Shannon Bauer finished ninth overall. Her ninth place finish in the highest finish by a Siena woman in the MAAC Championship since Brina Seguine (2007), while she broke the previous school record for fastest time in the MAAC Championship, which she set in 2014.

In the inaugural track season, Kenworthy put together a team where the both the men and women finished eighth at the MAAC Indoor Championship. The men finished third in the distance medley relay with a school record time of 10:17.38, which was good enough to qualify for the IC4A Championship. Sarah Forman qualified as a wildcard entry for the ECAC Championship with her 5:05.27 mile mark. Forman finished in 23rd in the mile at the ECAC Championship. The men and women finished with respective eighth and ninth place finishes at the MAAC Outdoor Championship. Paolo Fiore represented Siena at the IC4A Outdoor Championship when he qualified in the 1500m at the MAAC Outdoor Championship. His 3:54.57 mark led him to the trails at Princeton and ultimately, he finished 37th overall with a time of 4:02.50.

In 2014, Kenworthy led the men's squad to an eighth place finish at the MAAC Championships and the women's seventh place finish was the program's highest in seven years. Sophomore Shannon Bauer ran the fastest time by a Siena woman in MAAC Championship history to finish 15th overall and earn All-Tournament Team honors and junior captain Christie MacFarlane was named the program's first MAAC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week (Sept. 17) in seven years. Additionally, Shaun VanBuskirk (freshman 8K), senior Nick Grudev (Van Cortland Park 5-mile), MacFarlane (5K, 6K, Van Cortland Park 5K) and Dominica Bleichert (freshman 5K) all broke program records. In the classroom, both squads were named USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic Teams.

In his first season, Kenworthy led the men's team to an eighth place finish and the women's squad to 10th at the MAAC Championships. Under his tutelage, sophomore Christie MacFarlane earned All-East honors at the ECAC/IC4A Championships and freshman Kelly Pasko ran to a ninth place finish at the Junior Women's National 6K race, earning Junior All-American accolades.

Kenworthy played an integral role in the success of Sacred Heart's men's and women's cross country and track and field teams. In his final season, the men's cross country team ran fourth at the Northeast Conference Championships while the women placed second and won the ECAC Championship.

In Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Kenworthy coached six conference champions in distance events, 14 All-New England athletes and an NCAA Regional Qualifier. During his final winter, Kenworthy coached Patrick Peterson who ranked 20th nationally in the 800 meters with a time of 1:48.69 and Brianna Castrogivanni who was the Northeast Conference Champion in both the 3K and 5K.

Kenworthy has also spent the previous two years as the head girls cross country coach and assistant to the athletic director at Lauralton Hall High School in Milford, Conn. He coached 18 of the 25 fastest athletes in school history and each of his runners was named to the Honor Roll.

Kenworthy, who has served as the head counselor and staff coordinator at Five-Star Cross Country Camp in Rock Hill, N.Y. since 2006, ran cross country at Sacred Heart from 2005-09. A three-time team captain, he was a member of the Pioneers' 2008 Northeast Conference Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championship squads.

Kenworthy was a two-time Northeast Conference Champion in both the 3000 and 5000-meter events in track and field and an eight time All-Northeast Conference selection in various events. He broke five Sacred Heart school records and was a three-time IC4A qualifier and six-time All-New England Athlete.

A native of nearby Gloversville, N.Y., Kenworthy received his B.A. in Political Science in 2009 and is currently pursuing his M.B.A.