Saturday, September 23, 2017

Meet Cancelled - 9/24

All -

The meet scheduled for tomorrow, September 24, 2017, has been cancelled due to the forecast heat and humidity.

Safety first!

Enjoy your Sunday.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

1st Meet Sunday

Live results -

Our first meet of the year is this Sunday! Course walks at 12pm

Please review this list of registered athletes to make sure you athletes are registered/ in the correct event

Good luck this season!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

2017 CYO Cross Country Materials

2017 Cross Country Packet - All coaches should download and read.

Coaches Meeting Materials - These were passed out at the coaches meeting on August 20th. Attached are the instructions for signing up for the XC remind service.

Roster for Bib Numbers - As discussed at the coaches meeting, all teams will need to complete this form to get bib numbers. (I recommend renaming the form with your team name). The spreadsheet has restrictions on the information that can be inputted into the "Age Group" and "Gender" columns.


Cross Country Team Rosters - Please print on legal paper (11" x 14")


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

XC Meeting & first meet date

The 2017 CYO XC Coaches meeting is this Sunday, August 20th, at 7pm in the cafeteria at St. Anastasia school 

The first meet of the year will be Sunday, September 17th.

The updated XC packet will posted following the coaches meeting.

Monday, June 5, 2017

2017 Archdiocesan Champs - Final Results

Final Results & Team Scores

Congratulations to our girls' and boys' champions - St. Eleanor and St. Andrew - Newtown.

Thank you to all our parents, coaches, officials, and especially our athletes! Have a great summer!


Only one record set on Saturday - Malik Cooper of St. Aloysius Academy ran 22.88 in the Cadet Boys 200m, breaking the old record of 23.31 set in 2010 by Robert Farley of Assumption BVM - Feasterville

AOP Champs Facts:

There were 45 individual winners for the 50 individual events. Malik Cooper won 3 individual golds. Derek Courtney (St Norbert), Kayla Croiger (St Eleanor), and Samantha Sharrow (OLPH) won 2 individual golds.

Only 7 teams won relay gold out of the 16 relay events, with Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saint Andrew - Newtown both getting 5 each. St Thomas the Apostle won 2 relays.

33 teams had an individual or relay gold.
66 teams had an top 3 medalist
85 teams had a top 6 medalist.

AOP Champs Analysis

There were 118 teams with an individual or relay entry. There are 1440 entries into the meet's 66 events.

During the season there are over 120 teams and approximately 5,000 athletes across the Archdiocese.

Monday, May 22, 2017

2017 Archdiocesan Champs

2017 Performance List

2017 Archdiocesan Champs Program - there will be no copies on site except for officials. (I recommend double siding the print if you can) - PLEASE NOTE - There was an error indicating that some age group shot puts were in different location. That has been corrected. All of the shot put competitions are adjacent to Rhodes Fields. Sorry for the confusion.

LIVE RESULTS - Lexicon Timing

UPDATE - The 100m finals have been adjusted and will include 9 finalists - the heat winners and the next 6 best times.


Convention Ave - a connecting street between South and 33rd / Civic Center Blvd will be closed until 11am tomorrow. The Penn Museum Parking Lot will still be open.

Reminders on these topics:
  • 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)

HJ Opening Heights

NG - 3'4"       NB - 3' 8"
MG - 3'10"     MB - 4' 2"
CG - 4'4"       CB - 4' 10"

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 open in the South and East Stands and a small section in the North Stands near long jump. Admission is free.

Monday, May 15, 2017

2017 Area Championships and Performance Lists

As I get them, I will post Area performance lists or meet programs online.


Area A Performance List

Area A Meet Program -  Area A Program will NOT be available for sale on-site, download and print at home, please.


Area C Performance List


Area D Performance List

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

It's a Girl!

Maureen Ryann O'Connell - born 5/8/17 @ 11:11am. 5lb 9oz & 18.5"!

Monday, April 3, 2017

2017 - CYO Night at the Penn Relays - UPDATED

Follow Friday's Finals online - Penn Relays Online - Congrats to our Friday Champions -

JB - St Gabriel-Norwood - 53.82
JG - St Mark - 56.65
SB - St Thomas the Apostle - 47.15
SG - St Alphonsus - 52.56

Really great times today from 1 - 9 in all the races!

photos from Tuesday Night - Contrast Photography

Congratulations to all our athletes! St Thomas the Apostle Senior Boys ran the fastest qualifying time in the last 16 years - 47.60! Results are all available at Flash Results website. Thank you to all our volunteers who helped make the meet a great success, despite the less than optimal weather!

Fun Fact: Flash Results field tested RFID tags in the batons last night that allowed them to track 100m splits, acceleration, deceleration, and maximal speeds. It was the first time they have used it for track and field events! CYO Track & Field - cutting edge!

I have updated our CYO Night at the Penn Relays History (2001 - 2017)


Results will be posted live on Flash Results website.

THE MEET WILL RUN RAIN OR SHINE! We will delay only for thunderstorms.

Please review the security procedures and other notices in the official Penn Relay fan guide. We will be sitting in the South & part of the East Stands only. - Update - umbrellas will be permitted on Tuesday only. They will not be permitted on Thursday/Friday/Saturday.

Coaches are reminded that qualifying teams need to pick up their bibs and passes promptly after they are announced. The scoring area will close 20 minutes after the last race is completed and bibs will not be delivered after Tuesday night. 



Friday, February 3, 2017

2017 Track Packet

2017 Track Packet - All coaches and commissioners should download and read.

Important Dates:

March 1, 2017 Start of Season
April 13 - 16, 2017 Easter Triduum practice and meets prohibited
April 17, 2017 Penn Relays Roster Deadline
April 25, 2017 CYO Night at Penn Relays
April 28, 2017 Penn Relays Championship Races
May 6 or 7, 2017 Division/Regional Championship Meets
May 20 or 21, 2017 Area Championship Meets
May 25, 2017 Ascension Thursday, practice and meets prohibited.
June 3, 2017 Archdiocesan Championship Meet

The only significant change to the packet / competition rules were special exceptions made for small parishes at CYO Night at the Penn Relays.