KCI Track and Field

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Take a look at KCI athletes at OFSAA Track and Field that have scored at least one point. Click here.

Hi Kennedy Track and Field athletes. As the season moves on this page will be of utmost importance to you. Please check here often for important updates such as meet info or practice info. If you have any questions you can contact me at shnidei AT cogeco DOT ca (just change the AT and DOT to the appropriate symbols).


Results from Day 3 of OFSAA - Akot Aken was 11th in the SB LJ and Lydia Abraha was 7th in the SG Shot and pb'd by 2 cm. To see here with her ribbon click here.

Results from Day 2 of OFSAA - Ler Lar Hay finished 14th in the JB TJ. Akot and Lydia are up tomorrow.

Qualifiers from the second day of West Regionals are:SG Shot Lydia Abraha 3rd and pb's by 16cm and is still 2nd All Time KCI. SB LJ Akot Aken pb's by 5cm and is still 4th All Time KCI. Rhiannon Hebert pb's by 2cm in SG LJ and is still 2nd KCI All Time but misses OFSAA by one spot finishing 5th. Magdi Tiea SB 800 enters the KCI All Time list at number 10.

Qualifiers from the first day of West Regionals are: JB TJ Ler Lar Hay 4th just missing the All Time KCI top 10 by 1cm. Ardell Scott-Jackson moves up to 3rd All Time KCI in the JB 100mH but missed the final by one spot.

Qualifiers from the Second day of SWOSSAA: The Open Boys 4x400m relay team consisting of Cole Hines, Akot Aken, Magdi Tiea and Ler Lar Hay was 6th,
Ler Lar Hay Junior Boy Long Jump 6th
Lydia Abrah Senior Girls Shot Put 5th
Qeante Gaines Junior Boys 300m hurdles 5th (10th All Time KCI)
Magdi Tiea Senior Boys 800m 4th
Ava Mio Junior Girls Shot Put 3rd (3rd All Time KCI MG/JG)
Rhiannon Hebert Senior Girls Long Jump 3rd (2nd All Time KCI)
Cole Hines Senior Boys 400m hurdles 2nd
Akot Aken Senior Boys Long Jump 2nd
Akot Aken Senior Boys Triple Jump 1st destroying his one week old school record by 61cm!!
To see the jump click here. Notice Coach H on right hand side.

Qualifiers from the First day of SWOSSAA: 6th SG HJ Rhiannon Hebert, 4th JB 100mH Ardell Scott-Jackson, 4th JB Triple Jump Ler Lar Hay, also Kaia Ryerson moved to 8th all time Long Jump

From Second Day of WESCSSAA (SWOSSAA Qualifiers): 4th Open Boys 4x400m relay consisting of Ler Lar Hay, Akot Aken, Cole Hines and Magdi Tiea, 4th Rhiannon Hebert Senior Girls Long Jump (improving on her 3rd All Time KCI by 1cm), 2nd Magdi Tiea Senior Boys 800m, 2nd Lydia Abraha Senior Girls Shot Put, 2nd Akot Aken Senior Boys Long Jump (Tied for 4th All Time KCI)

From Second Day of WESCSSAA (SWOSSAA Qualifiers):8th Shelly Nguyen Junior Girls 80m hurdles, 7th Ler Lar Hay Junior Boys 400m, 7th Cole Hines Senior Boys 400m, 6th Shelly Nguyen Junior Girls Pole Vault, 5th Qeante Gaines Junior Boys 100m hurdles (8th All Time KCI), 5th Laura Middleton Midget Girls 400m, 5th Kaia Ryerson Junior Girls Long Jump, 4th Shelly Nguyen Junior Girls Shot Put (6th All Time KCI), 3rd Ardell Scott-Jackson Junior Boys 100m hurdles (3rd All Time KCI), 3rd Ler Lar Hay Junior Boys Long Jump, 3rd Leah Leung Junior Girls Shot Put (5th All Time KCI), 2nd Ava Mio Junior Girls Shot Put (2nd All Time KCI) and 1st Akot Aken Senior Boys Triple Jump which is also a new school record beating a record set by Ron Zanin a former teacher and track coach at Kennedy set in 1965

From First Day of WESCSSAA (SWOSSAA Qualifiers): 7th SG Javelin Lydia Abraha, 6th Laura Middleton MG 300H, 6th Leah Leung JG Discus, 6th SB 4x100 relay consisting of Akot Aken, DJ Simonato, Omar Shihadi and Blessing Blessing, 4th JB 4x100 relay consisting of Ardell Scott-Jackson, Qeante Gaines, Duran Clement and Ler Lar Hay, 3rd Ler Lar Hay JB Triple Jump, 3rd Cole Hines SB 400H, 2nd Qeante Gaines JB 300H and 1 st Rhiannon Hebert SG HJ

From Allcomers #3 - Medallists: Rhiannon Hebert 1st SG High Jump with a school record, Akot Aken 1st SB Triple Jump (2nd Alltime KCIj but Wind Aided), Cole Hines 2nd SB 400H, Ben Canizales 2nd JB Triple Jump, Blessing Blessing 3rd JB Triple, and Qeante Gaines 3rd 300H

From The Kennedy Relays- Medallists: Akot Aken 3rd OB Long Jump, Leah Leung 3rd MG/JG Shot Put, Rhiannon Hebert 3rd OG Long Jump (3rd Alltime KCI), Lydia Abraha 2nd OG Shot (2nd Alltime KCI). Lydia was also 2nd Alltime KCI javelin.

From Allcomers #2 - Medallists: Akot Aken first in SB Triple Jump. Qeante Gaines 10th KCI alltime in the 100mH.

From the Lancer Prep - Medallists: Cole Hines 2nd SB 400mH, 3rd JG PV (4th alltime KCI) and Aken Akot 1st SB Triple (7th alltime KCI)

From Allcomers #1 - Medallists:Leah Leung 3rd JG Shot (5th alltime KCI) and Lydia Abraha 2nd SG Shot. Others making the KCI alltime top 10 were: Shelly Nguyen 6th alltime MG/JG Shot and Kaia Ryerson 8th alltime in the 100m

Track and Field has started. Good luck this season.

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Kennedy All Time Top 10 List

These results were obtained by examining many years of microfilm of the Windsor Star and its predecessors. In many cases only a first place time or distance was given, therefore a great time or distance might of occurred by a Kennedian but was not listed. This list is the best I could come up with (I spent 2 summers establishing this)and I would consider this to be 90% accurate. Note that many of these times were for longer distances than stated. For example the old 400m times (switched to metric distances around 1977) are actually for 440 yards which is roughly 2m longer than the 400m. I have taken all the hand times and converted them to their corresponding electric times by adding 0.24 seconds for any race 400m or less and adding 0.18 seconds for anything hand timed over 400m. Hope this gives you something to shoot for. Click here for Kennedy All Time Top 10 Page

Coaching Staff

Coach Hnidei - Distance + Steeple - Has been coaching high school track and field since 1993. He has coached 49 OFSAA qualifiers and 11 OFSAA medalists as of June 2017. He is a level 3 fully certified distance coach and has served as a Canadian National endurance coach. He has been the convenor of the Kennedy Relays since 1997 and has been involved as convenor of many high school cross country and track & field meets from allcomers, WECSSAA, SWOSSAA, Regionals and The Show. He also coached for the Windsor Legion Track and Field club for 17 years. He was the Mathematics department head at Kennedy and is now the school librarian. He is the proud father of one girl (Grade 9 Pole Vaulter) and one boy (travel everything). He has completed 4 half ironman race and one full ironman race.

Coach Giles - High Jump + Shot Put + Discus + Javelin + Hurdles - Coach Giles was a national level multi-event specialist. This is his fifteenth year coaching at Kennedy. He has coached 30 athletes to Kennedy All Time top 10 school bests in his tenure at KCI. He has one daughter, who is a Kennedy alumnus and school record holder. He has ventured into distance running himself. He is a sessional professor at the University of Windsor.

Coach Dupuis - Coach D is back for another tour of duty at KCI. He will be coaching the sprints and relays. He is presently coaching the track team (sprints) at the U of Windsor.

Coach George - Coach G is an alumnus of KCI and is 5th all time KCI in LJ and 6th all time in the 100m. This is his second year coaching at KCI. He will be coaching the horizontal jumpers. He had two of his athletes make top ten Kennedy All-Time.

Coach Scane - Coach Scane is an alumnus of KCI with 3 Senior Girl school records under her belt (100mH, 400mH and 400m). She is also KCI All-Time top ten in the 100m, 200m and 800m. She will be assisting with the hurdlers this year.

Coach Mitch -Coach Mitch is a University of Windsor Track athlete. He is helping coach D out with the sprinters and relays. I hear he knows a little bit about Mathematics too.