Monday, August 11, 2014

2014 Cross Country - Coaches Meeting - Sunday August 24th - 7pm

Sunday, August 24, 2014
7 PM
St. Anastasia cafeteria
West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, Pa

Meeting Agenda / XC Information

All coaches should attend.  If unable to attend, send a representative.  Fees, rostering, changes and post season will be discussed!

UPDATED 2014 PACKET  (i'm on vacation, I'll make a cover when I come home!)

Saturday, May 31, 2014

2014 Archdiocesan Champs - Final Results

Final Results & Team Scores

Congratulations to St Andrew's - Newtown and St. Ignatius on their overall Girls' and Boys' Championships.

Thank you to all our coaches, officials, parents and especially athletes for another incredible season!

Pictures from Contrast

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

2014 Archdiocesan Championship Updates

2014 Performance List

Here is the time schedule

Coaches Meeting - 8:45 am.

Entry into the stadium is free.  Entrance to the stadium will be through the southwest gate behind the 100m start.  That is the only gate that will be open!

Security update from Penn - new 5/30/14
  • Food ok in clear plastic bags smaller than 12’x12’x12’. 
  • No bulk food (pizzas, boxes of pretzels). 
  • Sealed water bottles and juice boxes ok. 
  • No cans, bottles, or coolers

Seating is restricted to the South and East stands.  No one is permitted in the Upper Deck or North Stands during the meet.

T-Shirts and Archdiocesan Champs program, including history of past champions, records and Cross Country champions will be for sale in the southwest corner of the stadium.  Awards will also be located in the southwest corner this year.  Medals awarded to the top 6 finishers in each event and will be available after results are announced, not the completion of an event.  Any medals not collected before the completion of the meet will be forfeit.

The walkway between the southwest and northwest will be closed due to construction on Weightman Hall's roof.

UPenn has advised us that 34th Street will be closed on Saturday.  Anyone wishing to park at the Penn Parking Garage located across South Street from Franklin Field should exit the expressway at South Street, turn right on South Street and turn left into the parking garage.

LIVE Results - Kennett-Timing will attempt to upload live results. This will depend on how good the wifi signal is at the finish line. Here is the link

Relays - 4x100 and 4x200 will start and finish on the North side and will be run entirely in lanes.  Athletes are permitted to use the fly zone in the 4x200 at Archdiocesan Champs because it is being run entirely in lanes (check out this handy diagram).  4x400 and 4x800 will start and finish on the South side and will break from the gun.  The 4x400 will have 2 sections, the 4x800 will have 1 section.

Directions to Shot Put below. FYI - This is the same location as it was in 2010, 2011, and 2012, don't be fooled by all the improvements. Please be cognizant of the Shot Put open pit times and conflict rules!

Walking from Franklin Field:
  • Exit Franklin Field on South Street - Head toward Center City
  • Cross over South Street to the south side of the bridge
  • Take the stairwell adjacent to the Hollenback Center (the only red brick building by the bridge)
  • Turn right at the bottom of the steps and head toward Stewart Field (see google map)
  • Enter the field through the open gate
  • The University of Pennsylvania has parking lots right off the University Avenue exit of the Schuykill Expressway
  • The parking lots are on your right. They will be open Saturday, however  there will be a parking fee (it was $10 in 2012, not sure what it is now.)
  • You can walk from the parking lot to the shot put area following the temporary signs that will be in place to lead you to the shot put area

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CYO Night at the Penn Relays Results!

Courtesy Flash Results

and in .pdf format

Friday's Finals Results

Thank you to all our officials who stuck out the rain delay to get in the last two heats of Senior Boys.  We almost made it!  The last races started at 8:52.  Two teams qualified in heat 12, good thing they stuck around!

Contrast photos are online.  They have opened the Penn Relays files going back to 2010.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

2014 CYO Night at the Penn Relays - Final Updates

Free!  Download and print, there will be no copies available on site.

Update - the timing of when athletes can get on the field and when the coaches meeting begins has been moved up, but is contingent on Penn clearing the track following their practice.  These are estimated times, please listen for the call from the announcer.

Penn Relays Security Procedures 

Result should be online - live - via Flash Results - you can also follow them on Twitter - @FlashResults 

Don't forget to check out this spreadsheet that has all CYO Night at the Penn Relays results since 2001.

CYO Night at the Penn Relays will run RAIN OR SHINE.  If we have thunderstorms in the area we will pause the races.  Penn has a very accurate lightening meter and they will inform us when we must leave the track and when we can return.  We are required to wait 20 minutes after the last lightening strike.

The South AND East stands will be open for seating this year.

(thanks to Mike Smith at MMR for requesting this bib-o-gram from Penn Relays Facebook!)