Monday, September 19, 2016

Week 1 Results - Live Streaming

Week 1 Results 

In case you didn't hear the announcement, results were streaming live. We anticipate streaming results every week, assuming no interruption in signal.

Results can be sorted by Parish / School. Overall results can be sorted by birth year.

Second Wind Timing is providing the timing services this year.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

2016 Cross Country Season!

2016 CYO XC Packet - uploaded compressed version, should download easier.

RESULTS - Courtesy Second Wind Timing. Assuming we have a strong enough signal, results will be uploaded live throughout the day.

Coaches meeting materials  - Please note the instructions to sign up for the remind service here! Please give to your parents. Also note the disclaimer about sub-novices possibly being moved to start of the meet.

Roster form

At our coaches' request, I am copying Section 10 of the packet and posting online:

It is always the coach’s responsibility to be aware of all of the cross country rules, to abide by them and to make all parents and spectators associated with their team aware of the rules and the penalties.  Any violation by spectators or parents associated with a particular team will be assessed to the team.

  1. All runners and parents must stay behind the ropes at all times.  Do not interfere with the races. 
  2. If a spectator or parent is asked to leave an area and does not comply immediately, the result may be disqualification for the team from that particular race.
  3. No pacing is permitted.  Pacing is when a person runs alongside the runner to offer encouragement.  This person can be a coach, a parent, a spectator or a teammate.  This will result in immediate disqualification of any runner in question.
  4. No runner may receive assistance from any person outside the course.  No one may receive water or food during the race.
  5. A runner in the race may not be touched by an official or spectator.
  6. No one is permitted on the access road side of the finish line.  If you must be on the road, you must be on the far side of all the vehicles.
  7. No one is permitted in the woods except for the runners in the race and they marshals.
  8. Let the starter do his job without suggestions and complaints from the spectators.
  9. All spectators, parents and coaches must leave the starting line area when requested by the starter.
  10. No child is to be approached while in the chute.  All parents, friends, coaches and teammates should greet the runners after they have exited the chute area.
  11. Results posted at the meet are unofficial.  All official results will be posted on-line.
  12. The meet director has the authority to stop the races at any point in time if coaches, spectators or parents are not abiding by the rules. The races can be resumed when the situation is corrected or the remainder of the races can be cancelled.
  13. All are to conduct themselves in a Catholic Christian manner.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

2016 Cross Country Meeting

The first meeting for the CYO cross country season will be on Sunday, August 28th at 7pm at St. Anastasia on West Chester Pike in Newtown Square. The address of the school is 3309 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073.  The meeting will take place in the cafeteria of the school (same place as last year.)

FYI -

The first meet and course walks will be on September 18th

The per athlete fee has not changed from last year - $17

An updated handbook will be out sometime this month. I have fixed the link for the 2015 packet, if there are any problems, please let me know!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

2016 Archdiocesan Championship Results

Full Results (link fixed)

Congratulations to all our athletes!

Monday, May 23, 2016

2016 Archdiocesan Championship Meet Information

Ranked Performance List

Archdiocesan Time Schedule

Full Program - Free! 

COACHES MEETING - 8:35AM

The program will not be for sale this year. Download and print at home (or work!)

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, at the Rivers Fields (next to the turf Rhodes field). There will be signs directing athletes and spectators from Franklin Field. An open pit is held beginning at 9am for Shot Put athletes with conflicts later in the day. Directions to River Fields Parking Lot (for parking purposes only)
Teams must provide their own batons for all relay races.

High Jump - Opening Heights (updated):

Novice Girls - 3'4"
Novice Boys - 3'4"
Minor Girls -   3'10" 4'
Minor Boys -   4' - 4'2"
Cadet Girls -    4'2"
Cadet Boys -    4'6" 4'8"

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.