Tuesday, November 23, 2010

2010 Archdiocesan Champs Results

The link for 2010 Archdiocesan Cross Country Championship Meet results is below.  I believe that it is important that all of our coaches, volunteers and parents know what caused the delay in releasing these results.

At the Championship meet during the minor girls race there were two unacceptable disturbances caused by parents/family of athletes watching the meet.  The individuals involved in these incidents were extremely offensive, belligerent and in one case threatened violence against our officials.  It just so happens that both of these incidents were instigated by people in attendance to watch athletes from St. Mary Magdalene parish in Media, however this is not the first time this has happened nor is Mary Magdalene the first parish.  Owing to the repercussions of disqualifying athletes at a championship meet, Mary Ellen Malloy our Cross Country commissioner felt the need to discuss these incidents and potential disciplinary actions with the Archdiocesan CYO office.

It has been decided that St. Mary Magdalene will be put on probation for the 2011 season, which means an additional incident could warrant suspension from cross country for a season.  Some will say this is too harsh, some will say it is too light.  However you feel about it, the fact is this, with the limited number of full time officials and the financial resources available to us, these kinds of incidents will continue to happen until we collectively put a stop to it.

How do we do it? We, as a community, demand that those in attendance conduct themselves appropriately, like adults, with respect for the time and efforts that the athletes, coaches and officials have dedicated to these events.  I haven’t served as an official as long as some, but I do serve every week during the cross country and track and field seasons.  99 times out of 100 the issues and problems created at these events are based on the actions of adults in attendance, not the children. 99 times out of 100, there are 4 or 5 other parents or coaches standing around looking disturbed but not saying anything.  It is natural and understandable, but isn’t working, and more importantly it is setting a terrible, terrible example for our athletes.

I assure you, when an official is asking you to move out of an area, there is a reason behind it.  A lot of our rules on where people stand or sit are based on safety concerns for the athletes.  The rules are enforced universally; Yes, I do tell my team’s parents to leave the chute and not to stand by the access road, No, I don’t allow them on the field at track meets.  It is absolutely not safe for us to allow parents to enter the chute extract their children, 1.) Because we probably haven’t finished recording their numbers / times / and therefore place, and 2.) With 1,700 kids registered, we can’t possibly know who you are and if that is really your kid.

The officials who work in Cross Country and Track and Field are not paid; they are like you, volunteering for an hour or two a meet every week.  Those who organize the meets aren’t just there from 1 to 4pm.  We care; we care about putting on a great meet, setting a level playing field, and most of all, we care about your kid’s and your team’s safety.  I know that you do as well, so don’t be afraid to speak up.  We need you, all of our parents and coaches, to set a proper example, to behave rationally and compassionately, we need you to help enforce the rules.  Most of all, we need your voice encouraging everyone else in attendance do the same.


Meanwhile, on a happier note CYO alumni Sara Sargent placed 1st in the 15-16 yr race at the National Meet CYO participates in. Here is a link to a picture on PennTrackXC. CYO Minor Girls champion Olivia Sargent also placed first in her age group.   Congratulations Sara and Olivia.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Archdiocesan Championship meet Sunday!

Just a reminder that at Champs on Sunday, the race order changes. 

1:00PM - Novice Girls

Novice Boys
Minor Girls
Minor Boys
Cadet Girls
Cadet Boys
3rd Grade Boys AND Girls
2nd Grade Boys AND Girls
1st Grade Boys AND Girls
Kindergarten Boys and Girls

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

2006 - 2010 XC results

All - 
Here are the combined 2006-2010 CYO XC Results for all teams, runners and races.  It is a zipped Excel file.  Please read the overview and notes on the first tab.  The reports on the other tabs are interactive pivot tables that allow you to view different years, teams, etc.  For example, you can see how your team's runners have progressed thru the years as they've changed race groups and who has the best times over the last 5 years in each division for your team.  The list was compiled by Charlie Stone of MMR parish and if there's enough interest Charlie will update with the 2010 Champs results and maintain this next year.  Please email questions, comments or corrections to him at charles_stone@verizon.net
Remember - Courses can and have change (not always distance, but direction), and conditions are always a variable. This is for fun, not for absolute judgment.  We will NOT be creating course records from this information, so please don't ask!

Monday, October 25, 2010

week 4 results

yesterdays results can be found here

Friday, October 22, 2010

Week 3 results

just in time for week 4, here are week 3 results


Monday, October 11, 2010

Sweats Order Form

If you want to order the CYO Cross Country sweats, please download this order form. They are due this Sunday, so you can email or mail your order form to Mary Ellen Malloy.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Meet cancelled

Our meet for this Sunday is canceled.  I am sure that the folks from Fairmount Park do not want a repeat of what happened last year.  Even though it will be clear on Sunday, the ground will still be saturated.  I guess that we will try again next week.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

September 12 meet

The meet for today September 12 is cancelled due to rain. Course walks will be next week.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

XC Info

Here is a link for the XC info passed out at the meeting in case you missed it.  First meet is Sunday, Sub Novice races start at 1pm!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

XC Meeting

Notice from Mary Ellen Malloy about the annual XC meeting:

Hello coaches!
I hope that this email finds you well and your summer is going well.
I am trying to get cross country organized for the fall season.  Our first meeting this year will be on Sunday, August 15 at St. Anastasia at 7:00 PM.  The meeting will be held in the cafeteria.  We will discuss any rule changes, procedures to be used during the season, post season and possible changes for future years.  All teams should be represented by either a coach, an assistant coach or a parent.
If you are not coaching cross country this year, could you please forward this email to the person who is coaching your parish?  I would like to get all coaches at this meeting so we all understand what is necessary for this season to get underway.
Hope to see you at St. Annie's on the 15th.
Mary Ellen Malloy
CYO Cross Country Commissioner

Friday, June 11, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

2010 Archdiocesan Championship Results


Congratulations to Mount Carmel on their double championship.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Shot Put Area Directions / Shuttle Information

Directions to University of Pennsylvania Shot Put Area near Warren Field

From the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Points West:
Take Exit 326 (Valley Forge) of the PA Turnpike. Follow I-76 East to University Avenue Exit (exit 346b). Bear right at the traffic light and make the first right into the parking lot (cooling plant will be on your right side) - River Fields Drive after parking walk past the baseball stadium and make a left at the stop sign.  Entrance to the Shot Put Area will be on your left.

From the Philadelphia International Airport and Points South:
Follow I-95 North to Pa. 291 East and follow signs to I-76 West. Follow I-76 West to the University Ave. exit (exit 346b). Go through three traffic lights and make the next right into the parking lot (cooling plant will be on your right side) - River Fields Drive.  Past the baseball stadium and make a left at the stop sign.  Entrance to the Shot Put Area is on your left.

Driving directions from Warren Field to Franklin Field:
Turn right out of the parking lot driveway onto University Avenue.  After going under the railroad tracks bear right on Civic Center Blvd and make the first right onto Health Sciences Drive.  Health Sciences Drive will dead end into Convention Avenue.  Turn left onto Convention Avenue.  Turn right onto 33rd Street.  Franklin Field is at the corner of 33rd Street and South Street.

Recommendation:  After turning left onto Convention Avenue from Health Sciences Drive I recommend that you begin looking for a parking garage or parking lot.  After leaving the parking head for 33rd Street and go North on 33rd to Franklin Field.

Shuttle Bus from Franklin Field to Warren Field:
Exit Franklin Field using the gate at the west end of the South Stands near the start of the 100 Meters.  Walk through the parking lot to Spruce Street.  The shuttle bus will park on Spruce Street near the parking lot.  There will be signs for the shuttle bus.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Schedule Change

Here is the schedule for Saturday that was emailed to all the commissioners. The only change is for Shot Put for various reasons.

There will be a shuttle running on Saturday to the Shot Put. Check back later for directions to the Shot Put area from Franklin Field from different locations.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Archdiocesan Champs Opening Heights

Opening Heights for HJ at Archdiocesan Champs are as follows:
NG - 3'6"
NB - 3'8"
MG - 4'0"
MB - 4'2"
CG - 4'4"
CB - 4'8"

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Archdiocesan Performance List

Seedings for the Archdiocesan Championship Meet. Programs that include the heat and lane assignments will be on sale at Franklin Field.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Area Results

Area E 

Someone left a pager at Plymouth-Whitemarsh HS during the Area E champs. If you lost your pager, send me an email.

Area D 

Area C

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Area E Meet Program & Seeding

Here is the meet program. There will not be copies for sale on site, so download and print for yourself!

Here is the seeding list for each event.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ascension Thursday

Today is Ascension Thursday, a Holy Day of Obligation. All Holy Days  are "Blackout" days in the Archdiocese.  Teams that practices today risk suspension, athletes and coaches, from  Division/Region and Area Championships.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Friday's Results

Here are the results directly from Penn Relays. Each result has a video of the race with it.  Unfortunately, the Senior Boys and Junior Boys from St Francis DeSales must have mixed up their bibs and the SB ended up in the JB race.  Penn Relays officials disqualified them after the fact.

Junior Boys
Junior Girls
Senior Boys
Senior Girls

Photos from CYO Night at the Penn Relays

Thursday, April 15, 2010

2010 Penn Relays Program

Here is the 2010 CYO Night at the Penn Relays Program. Please download and print out for yourself! There will be no copies on hand to purchase.

Also, we have a request for everyone who attends the meet, please make sure your area is clean before leaving. Clean up is one of the largest costs to CYO to run our qualifying meet at Penn. We need everyone in the stands to make a conscious effort to clear their area of trash and personal items that are left behind. Even if the items are not yours, we encourage you to take them with you to help us keep the costs down.

Finally, a reminder that seating will be restricted to the South and East stands. The entrance to the stadium will only be thru the South Stands as well. You will be permitted to walk around the East Stands.

See you next Tuesday!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Final Registration Listing

Here is the final Penn Relays team listing, with any corrections that were requested. Please take a look and let me know if there are any errors/omissions.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Registered teams 4/13

Here are the registered teams as of this morning. If you have not submitted your roster via fax or email, it should be in the mail now and arrive no later than tomorrow.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Registered Teams as of 4/12

Here are the registered teams as of today at 4pm. If you are not on this list, I have not received your roster. Please fax or email your roster ASAP. Seeding will be done Wednesday afternoon.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Registered Teams - Friday 4/9

Here is the list of registered teams as of today.

As you can see, we are missing plenty of teams. Rosters are due Monday!

Roster Form

Penn Relays Seating

Seating will be on the South Side and around the turn again this year. No one will be permitted to sit in the North Stands again this year.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Penn Relays - Registered Teams - updated 4/8

Here is the list of registered teams as of 4:30pm. I'll update again tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

PENN RELAYS (updated)

CYO Night at the Penn Relays is less than 3 weeks away!

Please submit your roster form ASAP. All rosters should be emailed or on their way in by April 12th.

So far we only have 14 parish rosters.

Random seeding through Meet Manager will be done on Wednesday, April 14th.

The meet program, including lane assignments will be made available online and emailed to Area commissioners on April 15th.

 - As more rosters come in, it is unlikely that we will respond to each team that asks us to do so. Please check the list online (it'll be up next Tuesday evening, and updated every day) and if you don't appear on the list in a day or two, shoot me an email.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Have a Happy and Blessed Easter everyone!

A reminder to all parents, coaches and athletes that practice and meets during the Easter Triduum are not allowed by the Archdiocese.

Monday, March 15, 2010

2010 Meet Set Up

I've noticed that a number of people have already downloaded the 2010 Meet Set Up. It is that time of year when I remind everyone NOT to make changes to the meet set up. The age divisions and age up date are set correctly for the 2010 season. Meet directors may change the Meet Name, Date, and Location in the Meet Set Up, and the Lane Preferences under Seeding Preferences. The meet is currently set for Franklin Field's lane preference: 6,7,8,9,5,4,3,2. Information about standard lane preferences is in the 2010 track packet.

No one should add a team to the program! If you have a team in your region or area that is not on the current list, please email me and request that team to be added and I will update the meet and send it back to you.

We are two months away from region/division championships. This is a reminder to all commissioners that region/division meet results should be inputted into Meet Manager and forwarded to your Area Commissioner by 5pm on Monday, May 17th. All relay names MUST be included or that relay will not be allowed to participate at the Area or Archdiocesan Championship.

Region/division & Area commissioners are reminded that they are required to check the names of all relay athletes when they report for the event. Please do not put the onus of disqualifying a relay on the Area or Archdiocesan Commissioner by failing to check that all athletes are eligible to compete in the relay. Region/division Commissioners are also reminded to ensure that athletes did not participate in too many events (more than 3 for a novice or minor, more than 4 for a cadet). Athletes who are participating in events beyond their age group limit will be disqualified from an event(s) based on the chronology of the meet. Relay teams that included an athlete who participated in too many events risk being disqualified. (i.e. a novice competes in the 100, 200, 4x100, and 4x200. The entire 4x200 will be disqualified and not advanced as it was the 4th event the novice competed in.)

By forwarding their results region/division and Area commissioners are affirming that they have checked the participating athletes in all relays and that no athlete has participated in too many events.