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.