The mission of CYO sports is to help develop our Catholic youth through healthy & enjoyable competition. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of many people, past and present, Philadelphia CYO track & field and cross country have grown to be among of the largest and most competitive programs in America.
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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.