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  -

(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!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

2016 CYO Track & Field Packet


Competition Changes/Clarifications for 2016:

  • Use of the fly zone is now limited to the 4x100m relays only. Use of the fly zone is officially prohibited in CYO track and field in the 4x200 at every level of competition.
  • The 4x200m relay will be run using a 2 turn stagger at every Championship meet, including Archdiocesan Champs at Franklin Field.
  • The 4x200m relay will include only 5 teams per heat at the Archdiocesan Championship Meet to help mitigate the risks of collisions in the exchange zones. 
  • Monday, January 18, 2016

    2016 CYO Track and Field Calendar

    I will have the complete 2016 packet up soon, but for now, here are the important dates for CYO Track and Field this year:

    March 1, 2016                           Start of Season
    March 24-27, 2016                    Easter Triduum practice and meets prohibited
    April 11, 2016                           Rosters Due
    April 14, 2016                            Penn Relays Roster Deadline                                        
    April 26, 2016                             CYO Night at Penn Relays
    April 29, 2016                             Penn Relays Championship Races
    May 5, 2016                                Ascension Thursday, practice and meets prohibited.
    May 14 or 15, 2016                    Division/Regional Championship Meets
    May 21-22, 2016                        Area Championship Meets
    June 4, 2016                               Archdiocesan Championship Meet 

    Monday, November 23, 2015

    CCCYN Championship Results

    Recap from Mary Ellen:

    Congratulations to the Philadelphia CYO Cross Country team!

    In all, we took 236 children to the national championships.  This is a record high number for our group.  The subnovice girls, subnovice boys and the novice boys came away with a national championship.  The novice girls and the minor girls were runner ups.  The meet drew over 2500 competitors from across the country so competition was tough.  Nolan Yeagle won the subnovice boys championship.  Emma Zwall won the 12 year old girls championship and Olivia Cellini won the 6 year old girls championship.  The top 25 in each age group received medals and the Philadelphia CYO came away with 41 medals in the 8 races that we entered (not counting the high school races.)
    It was quite a day for the entire group.  Congrats to the runners, the coaches and their parents.  It was a wonderful experience that they all will remember for a very long time.