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.