Monday, October 27, 2008

2008 Season Results

As we wait for the World Series to restart....(never mind, that's not going to happen tonight!)

Here are the complete results for the year, and the overall team scores. Thanks for everyone who helped make this another great and successful season. NEW: Division Scores.

Update: Oops... forgot the subnovices.

Contrast Photos

Also a note from the commish on the postseason meeting:

Meeting is Tuesday, October 28 at St. Anastasia at 7:00 PM in the hall under the church. Coaches need to bring:

  • entry forms for the Delaware meet for all participating athletes
  • a copy of the current AAU card and birth certificate
  • ten dollar entry fee.
You will also need to know which athletes are committing to going to nationals. Please bring any information about the subnovices or high school kids who are participating.

Finally, I just want to let everyone know that I have absolutely nothing to do with the postseason, and any question should be emailed directly to Mary Ellen.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Complete Results

Here is an excel file that has the results from every meet this year.

A reminder there is no meet tomorrow because of the cancer walk.

More info on Champs to come this week. Of note, Sub-Novices will run at the end of the meet, not the beginning. Novice Girls will be the first race of the day. Subs will run separate races by grade, boys and girls together, 3rd - K, after the Cadet Boys.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Results 10/12

Here is a link to yesterdays results.

Reminder: There is no meet this Sunday because of the Cancer Walk.

Cumulative Results

here is a link to an excel file for cumulative results for the year. I'll get .pdfs up later.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Results - 10/5

Here is a link to yesterday's meet results.  The date at the top is wrong, but these are yesterday's results.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

3rd Meet Results

Here is a link to the results from the 3rd meet. We'll also have a comparative list coming out soon.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

AAU Nationals

Since I am getting a lot of questions on Nationals, and having no answers myself, I thought it would be easier to just let everyone know that I talked to Mary Ellen yesterday, and she is in the process of gathering all the information and getting it out to the coaches probably within the next week.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

3rd Meet is on

Rain or shine, we are still on for our 3rd Cross Country meet of the season. (updated as of 9:45am).

Congrats to the NL East Champion Phillies!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

2nd meet results

here are the results, as we have them, for the 2nd meet. there were a number of issues that have been addressed with the coaches.

because of the problems with the results, we don't have comparative to 1st week available.

also, the results say Sept 14th, but they are for the 21st.

finally, all Philadelphia CYO sweat suit orders need to be in this week.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

1st meet results

Here are the results from the first meet.

Also, it should be noted that if your runner wore the wrong number or ran in the wrong race, they were dropped from the results and did not receive credit for the race. All questions about results should be directed to Mary Ellen Malloy, Archdiocesan Cross Country Commissioner. (

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Subnovice Course

We have a new subnovice course this year. Here is a map

1st meet

The 1st Cross Country meet of the season is this Sunday, September 14th. Course walks start around 12pm (if that isn't right I'll change it and act like I had the right time all along) with races to follow.

12:50 - Subnovices
followed by
Novice Girls
Novice Boys
Minor Girls
Minor Boys
Cadet Girls
Cadet Boys

See you then!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

More info on Rostering - UPDATED

update - I got the link for the coach's eligibility affidavit to work. previously it was not available.

Ok, more info is trickling down. I have information on how the rostering process should go:

1.) Use Form 1 (.pdf version) to submit the information necessary to have a number assigned to your athletes. Submit this form to Mary Ellen Malloy no later than 10:00 PM on the Thursday before the athlete’s first meet. Mary Ellen’s e-mail address is as follows:

2.) Complete the traditional roster form (.pdf version) to roster athletes for cross country. One roster for Boys (Novice, Minor and Cadet) in alphabetical order, one roster for Girls (Novice, Minor and Cadet) in alphabetical order, and a third roster for Subnovices (boys and girls combined) in alphabetical order. The roster must be handed in with all required signatures and a completed coach’s eligibility affidavit and check in payment of the roster fee in order for you to receive your athlete’s numbers. Checks should be made payable to Philadelphia CYO-Cross Country.

3.) Roster fees are as follows:

$8 for each of the first ten boys and $8 for each of the first ten girls

$3 for each additional boy and $3 for each addition girl
$3 for each sub novices.

(i.e. a team with 14 girls, 10 boys, and 3 subnovices would pay $181 ($92+$80+$9))

You can submit Form 1 and additional rosters forms for additional runners through the meet on October 12, 2008.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Sorry I never got to this yesterday.

I have an excel version - HERE

and a .pdf if you don't have MS Office - HERE

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

2008 Cross Country Updates

The Archdiocesan Cross Country Commissioner Mary Ellen Malloy has asked me to use this site to keep people updated for this year's CYO Cross Country season, and I am, of course, happy to oblige. Please remember that Mary Ellen is the Commissioner, meaning she has the final say on how things are run, and all questions about Cross Country should be directed to her ( .

Due to unforeseen complications, CYO sports' online rostering initiative has been suspended until further notice. We'll be going back to the old days of paper rosters for the '08 Cross Country season. I will post the roster forms later today so that everyone can download them. Please turn in your rosters at the first meet.

Also new this year, Kindergarteners will be allowed to participate at all Cross Country meets, and all Subnovices should be rostered.

The first Cross Country meet is Sunday, September 14th.

A reminder that parking spots along the finish line chute on the access road are reserved for meet officals and that clown with the starter's pistol.

Parking on the grass beside the access road is PROHIBITED by the PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT! You WILL be ticketed if you park on the grass (to the tune of $100 I believe). This is a saftey issue, if people park on the road and the grass, its neigh impossible for emergency medical vechiles and police to get down the access road and turn around. We have had problems in the past when runners inevitably pass out or step on debris while running and need medical attention. Please help us keep our runners (and our operating permit) safe!

Parents and coaches are also reminded that they are not to stand on the access road side of the chute to take photographs. All spectators are asked to stand behind the rope line during races.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

2008 Champs Results

Here is a link to the 2008 Archdiocesan Championship results, courtesy of Kennett Timing. Our thanks to them, and all of our volunteers for their time and effort this season.

Despite the weather delay we were lucky to see 15 meet records broken!


Team Scoring

Contrast Photography

(to be posted by 6/4)

Friday, May 30, 2008

Rain, rain go away

tomorrow's forecast is decidedly undecided as of this moment. However, we all know that the rain won't stop us! We WILL run in the rain (but break for lightning). We will have a lightning detector on hand and we are required to stop when it is in the area. Thankfully, since we are running at Penn there is plenty of covered areas. We will try and stick to the time schedule unless the downpour is too dangerous or conditions do not permit.

A reminder that everyone is allowed to wear 1/4" spikes at champs.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Coaches Meeting

I didn't put it on the schedule below, but a reminder that the coaches meeting will be at 9:00 am on Saturday on the infield. During the meeting we will review the assignments and meet procedures and answer any questions that coaches might have.

Friday, May 23, 2008


Here is the ranked list of competitors for Champs next weekend. Entry times are based on times at the Area meets, so I would advise everyone to remember that teams from Area C & E ran in much worse weather than Area A and D. Don't be surprised if they drop drastically.


1/4" spikes will be allowed.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Cross Country Winners

We're trying to get the booklet together to go to the printer, but we are missing information on the team scores from Cross Country. We have all the individual winners, but we don't have the overall team champions or the winners from each age group. If you have this information, I would greatly appreciate it if you could email me. Thanks

Time Schedule

Here is the time schedule, same as last year, for Archdiocesan Champs.

Race Schedule

Coaches, Athletes, and Parents are reminded to review the track packet for event conflict rules.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Area Meet Results

I'll post any Area Meet results that are sent in here. Depending on what day you ran, it might have been a rough one to be out there, but thankfully we got all the races in. (except for Area C, who needs to finish HJ). More information on Arch champs will follow.

Area A

Area C

Area D

Area E

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Penn Relays Results

Here is a link for results from last night's Penn Relays. Congratulations to all our qualifiers!


Here is a link for pictures from Contrast Photography (pictures will be up soon they say)


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Final Penn Relays Program

Here is the final program. No team's lanes were changed, this just includes any late entries that we made. Coaches are reminded they should download a program for themselves and their team as they will not be distributed tonight.

Final CYO Penn Relays Program

Coaches meeting at 5:55 - first race at 6:30.

Good Luck everyone!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Region/Area Champs Meet set up 2.0


There was an error in the division set up of the original Archdiocesan Championship Meet back up file. Thanks to those who found it and let me know. I have fixed the divisions to the correct age group in the new file over on the right under "Links" -->. You will NOT need to update the divisions, they are all calculating correctly at this time.

(For reference, divisions should read like this (and only this) for 2008:

1 N Novice 9 - 10 12/31/98 > 1/1/97
2 M Minor 11 - 12 12/31/96>1/1/95
3 C Cadet 13 - 15 12/31/94>1/1/92
4 O 4x800 9 - 15 12/31/98>1/1/92)

So, everything posted below still applies. Only addendum is that you can obviously change the meet name (e.g. Archdiocesan Champs to Region 20 champs) location, start & end date. DO NOT adjust the age up date when/if it asks you to. The age up date is set to 12/31/07 as it should be.

Please call/email if you have any questions!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Region/Area Champs Meet set up

I have posted over on the right a link to download the 2008 Archdiocesan Track & Field meet set up. Its a .zip file that should be downloaded and then restored through Hy-Tek Meet Manager version 1.2L or 2.0. Also I have a note from George O'Connell - Archdiocesan Track & Field Coordinator concerning submitting qualifiers/entries for Archdiocesan Champs this year:

All commissioners & coaches are reminded that they must use the Archdiocesan Track & Field meet set-up supplied (Hy-Tek Meet Manager version 1.2L or 2.0 only) . There should be no changes at all to Parish/School names, ID numbers, team abbreviations, event numbers, event names, divisions, or "age-up date" (division DOB marker - 12/31/07). At this time, all known parishes/schools competing have been entered into the meet. The only information that should be adjusted are the number of lanes and lane preferences. If you have questions about this, please contact us before making changes.

All entries/qualifiers from Area Champs to Archdiocesan Champs must be submitted AND usable without correction by us by Tuesday, May 20th, at 5:00pm or your Area runners will not run at champs. This includes the names of all relay runners (including alternates). If qualifying relays are submitted without participants names, they will automatically be disqualified from the meet. Area A, C & E commissioners, please remind your Region commissioners that relay names must be submitted from the Region to Area Champs.

Good Luck

George O'Connell

Finally, all parishes/schools who have not yet done so are reminded that we are asking for a $20 donation to cover the increased costs of Penn Relays this year. Thank you to those that have already done so. Checks should be made payable to "CYO Central" and mailed to George O'Connell, O'Connell & Company, Suite 213, 8101 Washington Lane, Wyncote, PA 19095.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Penn Relays Meet Program

Here is the Penn Relays Meet Program. Its a .pdf file, so if you don't have acrobat you need to download Adobe Reader to view. (link)


Registered Teams

Also, we need volunteers to sing the national anthem before the meet. Please contact me if you are interested. We'll take whoever volunteers first.

Over on the side I have directions to Franklin Field using google maps, you just need to plug in your start location. In case you aren't familiar, the University City Septa stop is off to the SW corner of Franklin Field (although you might have to walk to the NE gate to get into the stadium).

Races start at 6:30 and relay teams may enter the field no earlier than 5:45.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Penn Relays Seedings

Ok, I haven't made a cleaned up meet program yet, but here are the seedings for the Penn Relays & the final list of teams registered. Just to clarify in case anyone is mistaken, all seedings are random. No times have been entered for any team, and the heats are not in any speed order.


registered teams

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

tax day Penn Relays update

ok, sorry this is so late. lots going on today.

We look to have everyone we're going to get except for one region's which will be delivered tomorrow. Seedings to come soon. Please let us know ASAP if you see a problem on this list.

updated registered teams

Also, everyone should be aware of this, spikes WILL be allowed. We received word subsequent to the track packet that it would be ok, which is why the packet was never changed. 1/4" spikes only as per the track packet.

less than 7 days to go!

updated: i'm gonna stay on the blog for the next 15 mins or so. in succession while i'm working here: chris snelling HR, mike richards penalty shot goal, pat the bat HR. wild stuff.

Monday, April 14, 2008

2008 - registered penn relays teams

Ok, so turns out I was in office today, and won't be much of tomorrow. I'll update tomorrow night for anyone whose roster comes in tonight. Remember, tonight is the deadline!

Here is a link to an excel spreadsheet that shows which teams are registered as of today at 4:30pm. Looks about 50 teams per age group short, probably around 75 parishes/schools total. I better put another load of paper in the fax machine....

2008 CYO Penn Relays - Registered teams

let me know if you have trouble opening/reading it.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Penn Relays 2

In response to the comment on my last post -

The Penn Relays roster form is included in the 2008 Track Packet. I have fixed the link on the right (--->) and it should work now.

Reminder, you can submit your relay roster by fax (215-887-4429), email (myself or, or standard post (see track packet for address). Sadly, Pony Express no longer available. Again, I'll post an updated list of every parish registered, by gender and age group, on Tuesday. (most likely by lunch)

The packet includes the track committee's desire for all coaches to communicate the honor of competing in the Penn Relays and some of the special history involved. Here is a link to Penn's own history page, although its a bit long winded for the kids, I'm sure it will teach everyone something. Penn Relays History

Penn Relays

We're fast approaching everyone's favorite Tuesday! Penn Relays are a little over a week and a half away, which means its time to submit your rosters. I'll be back in my office Tuesday, and will start posting which teams have registered then. The sooner every teams roster is in, the sooner we can make lane assignments and post the program.

I'll keep you updated on other Penn Relays happens all week long.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Hey, its Track Season!

Welcome back coaches, parents, and runners! Another CYO track season is underway. Last week we held our Track & Field clinic at Archbishop Carroll HS, if you attended and haven't sent in your evaluations, please do so. Thanks to all of our speakers for coming out and lending us their expertise.

I've updated our links section for the new CYO home page, as well as this year's track packet. We'll be in touch with area commissioners/coaches for Penn Relays submissions in early April.

If you have any questions about CYO track, feel free to email them and I'll work on getting you an answer as soon as I can.