Monday, May 23, 2016

2016 Archdiocesan Championship Meet Information

Ranked Performance List

Archdiocesan Time Schedule

The program will not be for sale this year. The complete program, including history and records, will be still produced and online for free download later this week or early next week.

We are back at Franklin Field this year, where the track layout and rules changes are producing:
  • 3 heats of 5 teams in the 4x200m for every age group
  • Athletes may NOT use the fly zone for the 4x200m per CYO Track and Field rules
  • All 4x200s this year will be 2 turn staggers (first 2 runners in lanes, 3rd and 4th legs may break in)
  • 4x400s will use a waterfall start from the gun. The 1st leg will not be run in lanes. There will be 2 heats.
  • Lane preference at Franklin Field for all races run entirely in lanes: 6,7,8,9,5,4,3,2
  • The "natural 400 meter" lane at Franklin Field is now lane 4. There will be cones between lanes 3 and 4 all around the track for the 4x800m, 1600m, 800m, and 4x400m. Please prepare your athletes for this in advance!
  • Shot Put is outside the stadium, there will be signs directing athletes and spectators. An open pit is held beginning at 9am for Shot Put athletes with conflicts later in the day. Directions to River Fields Parking Lot
Teams must provide their own batons for all relay races.

Medals will be awarded to the to top 6 individuals and relays in all events. Team awards will be given out for overall scoring to top 3 boys and girls teams. Medals will be awarded from the alcove by the Northwest Gate (as we have in the past). Medals not picked up before the conclusion of the meet will be forfeited.

Results will be posted near the awards table.

Commemorative t-shirts ($15) and CYO track dri-fit long sleeve shirts ($20) will be for sale in the alcove near the Southwest Gate

Seating will be restricted to the South and part of the East Stands. The North stands (adjacent to Long Jump) are closed for renovations on the Upper Deck.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

CYO Night at the Penn Relays!



Thursday - Saturday Penn Relays Results - We are events 316 - 319

Live Results! - at Flash Results click on the "CYO Night" Link under the Penn Relays tab.

Updated CYO Night at the Penn Relays - 2001 through 2016.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Junior Girls ran the fastest qualifier since 2001 last night!

CYO Night at the Penn Relays - Meet Program

CYO Night at the Penn Relays will run Rain or Shine. We will break for thunderstorms in the area, at the direction of Penn's facilities team. We will stay on-site to run races as long as necessary/possible. Put your Blessed Mother statues in the window and pray for sunshine (I'll settle for cloudy skies and no thunder)!

Please review the security procedures. Entrance to Franklin Field will again be from the South Gates. Be prepared for security searches.

Thank you Contrast Photography and Posterun for providing the photos and artwork for the program this year. Text "CYOSPORTS" to 44222 and register your email to get an update on when photos from the event will be online.

The Penn Relays are offering $5 discount tickets to CYO Athletes and Families. Use the code "CYO2016" on the Penn Relays ticketing website - "Specials &  Students" section.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Penn Relays Roster Form - Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Updated - Penn Relays Roster Form

(There was a typo in the form in the packet - the fax number was our office number and the "Senior" Boys said "Junior" Boys. Rough year for me on the typos)

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Here is a good read about Irish American Athletes and the the Irish-American Athletic Club.

(always important to remember that "Athletics" really means: track and field)

Bonus point if you can point out the unspoken Philadelphia track and field connection!

Friday, March 11, 2016

CYO athletes become NCAA champions & all Americans

Congrats to Emma Keenan, a CYO track and field alumni from our Lady of Guadalupe, who ran the 800m leg for the NCAA Distance Medley Relay Champions, Georgetown University!

Emma currently holds the Cadet Girl's 800m Record - 2:16.64.

plus Tom Coyle from St. Stan's was the 1200m leg on the Stanford Men's DMR which finished 4th!

NCAA results from flash results  - http://www.ncaa.com/sites/default/files/external/track-field/results/d1/indoor16/index.htm

(fun note - flash results also does the timing for Penn Relays, including CYO night! (for free!) and their exclusive results formating code was written by Vince Giarraco, from St. Pats - Kennet Square! CYO track and field is everywhere!)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

It is Track and Field Season!

Good Luck to all the athletes and coaches this season!