Tuesday, November 1, 2011

2011 Archdiocesan Champs Results - updated

2011 Archdiocesan Champs - Individual Results (team results will be available shortly - corrected for error in CB 4th place)

2011 Cumulative Results - thru Champs

2011 Cumulative Results - thru 10.23

As always, our thanks to Cross Country commissioner Mary Ellen Malloy on the fantastic job she does putting the cross country program together. Also, thanks to the volunteers, be they coaches, parents, or CYO XC alumni who helped out every week as marshals. It was a great year all around.

Coaches who are representing runners participating in the post season should bring a copy of the cumulative results and champs results with them tonight (11/1 - St Anastasia's Caf - 7pm) for seeding teams. Given the conditions of the course on Sunday, I doubt there were many times faster at Champs than during the rest of the season, but its possible. My thanks to Charlie Stone of MMR who compiled the cumulative results for us.

Inquiries on the post-season should be forwarded to Mary Ellen Malloy - sunrisexc@aol.com

There are still 2011 Philadelphia CYO Cross Country Championship t-shirts available. Email Mary Ellen or ask your coach to pick one up for you at the meeting if your interested.

Friday, October 28, 2011



1.) SHUTTLE/PARKING AT THE MANN IS CANCELLED!  - Apologies for the confusion, but they are hosting a circus in the parking lot at the Mann Music Center. We were not aware of this when we set this up. Again, I am sorry, but there will be no parking at the Mann or Shuttle back and forth. All parking will be in the Belmont lots and on streets surrounding the plateau. I encourage athletes/teams to carpool as much as possible and arrive extra early to ensure enough time to get ready for your races. Please be aware of where you are parking, and do not park across the course!

2.) SNOW - Apparently its going to snow Saturday. We are still going to run on Sunday. This is our last chance to run Champs this year. We will be running. Please dress appropriately, as the current forecast is for high temperatures in the mid 40s. Remember, there are no concessions, bring your own hot chocolate! (and some for me)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Archdiocesan Cross Country Champs!

Some reminders for this Sunday's Championship Meet:

Race schedule:

Coaches Meeting - 12:30 or12:45 (ish)

Novice Girls - 1pm
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

Any athlete that has competed in the required number of meets (2) is eligible to run at the Championship meet.

Medals will be awarded to the top 15 finishers in each race at the END of the meet for Novice - Cadet, in the chute to Sub-Novices (girls and boys will be awarded medals separately). Athletes and coaches are reminded that their place card/ team scoring must be filled out and returned to the score keeper to receive their medal/credit towards team scoring.  Please get your cards in timely so that the award ceremony can begin promptly at the end of the meet.

The shuttle from the Mann Music Center will be running. We encourage everyone to use the shuttle as an alternative to parking illegally, very far away, or worst of all, on the course! (it happens, trust me) Review my original post about the shuttle below, which I tweaked a bit to reflect the schedule this Sunday. Plan to get their early. Assume that races will start every 20 minutes. Then plan to be there much earlier than that.

2011 XC Championship t-shirts will be available for sale. ($15 or less).  Please buy one for yourself and your kids.  It helps defray the costs of running the meet and all the equipment that goes into it. Red Philadelphia CYO Cross Country shirts worn during the post-season are also for sale. ($8)

Coaches and parents are reminded that any and all team members, coaches, parents, relatives, well-wishers, etc are considered part of the parish/school team. If you are in a restricted area and do not leave when asked it will result in disqualification for yourself or team or both. Please do not stand on the course along the finish line. Everyone should be behind the cars parked on the access road that runs adjacent the finish line, or even better, standing behind the red rope fence. Please don't cross the red fence and attempt to come into the chute for any reason.


Q: Where do I park my car?
A:Mann Music Center - gravel parking lot, please do NOT PARK ON THE GRASS! (after all, they are letting us park there for free!)

Here is a link for Google Maps Directions, here is a satellite overview with some basic driving directions.
Q: When does the shuttle start running? When does it stop?
A: 12pm - 5:00pm or whenever the last person leaves
Q: What's the estimated frequency?
A: Approximately every 15 mins

Q:Where does is this take me? Where can I get back on to get my car?
A: Red trailer below baseball fields off Montgomery Ave.

Q: If my kid is on the shuttle, will you hold the race for us?
A: Absolutely not! Make sure you are leaving yourself a comfortable time cushion when coming down to the plateau, with enough time to park, get settled and warm up before you race.
As always, please take care to lock your cars and keep your valuables out of sight. There will be no attendants on site at the Mann parking site.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Meet 5 Results


I'll have a reminder post about the  race schedule changes for Archdiocesan Champs up later.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Area E XC Championship

Team/ Age Group Scoring

NOTE: Area E XC Champs allows a team to use any 3 of the 4 age groups (sub-novice, novice, minor, cadet) to compile a team score.  This is not allowed for Archdiocesan Champs! Please don't be confused. Sub-novices are not scored as a team at the Archdiocesan Championship meet as they are run by grade.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Meet 4 Results

Here are the results from Meet 4. There are known errors due to runners using the wrong numbers/running in the wrong age group and other issues. Please talk to your team's coach ask them to communicate with the XC commissioner if you believe you know the cause of an error.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Results - Meet 4

There are problems with the recorded results from Meet 4 that are being address. There will be a delay is the release of results from past Sunday's meet this week.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sweats Order Form, No Shuttle Oct 9th and 23rd

Due to the lack of interest in the Shuttle, we will not be running a shuttle between the Mann Music Center and Belmont this Sunday, Oct 9th, or Sunday Oct 23rd. Remember, no meet October 16th.

Sweats Order Forms - Please DO NOT email me your order form. Return to Mary Ellen Malloy at the meet on Sunday.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mann Music Center Parking Lot Shuttle

To alleviate some of the parking concerns that have presented themselves in light of the awesome number of kids registered to run this year (1,900 + and counting), we have arranged for off site parking at the Mann Music Center.  We are asking for a $1 donation per person to help cover the cost of the bus. Answers to your (hypothetical) questions below:

Q: Where do I park my car?
A:Mann Music Center - gravel parking lot, please do NOT PARK ON THE GRASS! (after all, they are letting us park there for free!)

Here is a link for Google Maps Directions, here is a satellite overview with some basic driving directions.
Q: When does the shuttle start running? When does it stop?
A: 12pm - 4:30pm

Q: What's the estimated frequency?
A: Approximately every 15 mins

Q:Where does is this take me? Where can I get back on to get my car?
A: Concessions stand parking lot at the Plateau.

Q: If my kid is on the shuttle, will you hold the race for us?
A: Absolutely not! Make sure you are leaving yourself a comfortable time cushion when coming down to the plateau, with enough time to park, get settled and warm up before you race.
As always, please take care to lock your cars and keep your valuables out of sight. There will be no attendants on site at the Mann parking site.

Monday, September 19, 2011

2011 Meet 1 Results

Excel  - novice girls now included

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Update - 1st Meet - September 11th - CANCELLED



Due to the unprecedented amount of rain we have received and may continue to receive thru Sunday, the possibility exists that the meet may be cancelled due to course conditions.  We will make every possible attempt to have an answer by Saturday evening at the latest. Please check back for updates.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

XC Rosters due tomorrow

A reminder that team rosters need to be emailed to the Cross Country Commissioner so that your athlete can you be assigned a number for Sundays meet. Please make sure your rosters have been sent to Mary Ellen by tomorrow's deadline.

Monday, August 22, 2011

2011 XC Packet & Biker Plea

I have posted a link to the 2011 CYO Cross Country Packet (includes great information such as rostering rules, important dates, competition rules, and postseason information) on the links menu to the right.

Volunteers to ride the bike each week are needed! One of our main bike riders from last year has graduated and moved onto college, and won't be available every weekend. Right now we have no guaranteed biker.  A competent biker rider is essential to the safety and well being of your athletes!  Preferably we would like 2 bike riders who could commit to being at the Plateau for all of the races. Having 2 riders speeds up the meet (we can send off races once the path to the woods is clear after each race) and eases the burden on easily the most taxing job come race day.

If you are interested in volunteering to ride the bike, email Mary Ellen Malloy - sunrisexc@aol.com and let her know.

We are working on getting course maps online, once they are ready, I will post them.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Preseason Cross Country Meeting - 8/21 - 7pm

The preseason cross country meeting will be Sunday, August 21st, 7pm, in the Saint Anastasia (Newtown Square) Cafeteria.

Every parish/team competing should send a representative to the meeting.  There are rule changes being made from previous years that every team will need to know and abide by.

Fees, dates, team duties, rules, and eligibility will be discussed at the meeting.  If you have any specific questions, this would be the time to ask them!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

2011 Archdiocesan Champs Results


Team Scores

Thank you to all our officials who helped throughout the season, especially the team from Kennett Timing who provided the automatic timing on Saturday.

Congratulations to Our Lady of Guadalupe and St Ignatius on their girl's and boy's team titles.

I have updated the Archdiocesan Championship Meet Record listing on the right.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

High Jump Opening Heights

Novice Girls        3’6”
Novice Boys       3’8”
Minor Girls          4’
Minor Boys         4’2”
Cadet Girls          4’4”
Cadet Boys         4’8”

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

2011 Archdiocesan Champs Performance List

Archdiocesan Champs Performance List

Time Schedule-Revised for Shot Put Open Pit

The Open Pit for Shot will be from 8:45am to 9:30am, and is open only to competitors with conflicting running/field events at Franklin Field at the time their age group is scheduled to throw.  Athletes  who have conflicts with other sporting events/clubs/family parties will not be allowed to throw during the open pit.


Walk from Franklin Field toward Center City on South Street. Cross over South Street to the south side of the bridge.  Take the stairwell adjacent to the Hollenback Center (the only big red brick building on the bridge). Turn right at the bottom of the steps and head toward Rhodes Field. (see the google map). Shot Put is adjacent to the 2nd soccer field. I have been told that the parking lots that were used last year to access Shot Put will be closed on Saturday. I would suggest that athletes and their families plan to park on the street or in lots near Franklin Field and walk to Shot Put

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Area Results

Area A 

Area C

Area D

Area E

(I have added a link for the Area E Championship Meet Records to the right)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Area E meet seedings and meet program

Area E Meet Program

(updated with time schedule goodness)

Area E Ranked Performance List

We will not have programs for sale on Sunday. Please print your copies out at home and bring with you!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Meet Program mix up

Meet directors may have noticed this week that the order of events is slightly off in the Meet Manger set up. I accidentally put 400M Relay in front of 400M dash. I'll try harder next year.

You should follow the meet schedule as laid out in the track packet -

100 trials
4x100s, etc etc

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Friday at Penn Relays Results

Junior Girls

Junior Boys

Senior Girls

Note - There was an error on Tuesday night which caused Our Lady of Guadalupe to be DQ'd when Our Lady of Mount Carmel should have been. Saint Mary Magdalene graciously agreed to give up their spot as the 9th place qualifier to allow OLG to run. In the final result on Friday, SMM is actually OLG.

Senior Boys

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Courtesy of the awesome timing team at Flash Results

Photos will be online from the event at Contrast Photography.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

2011 CYO Night at the Penn Relays Meet Program & Seating

Free Program!

Download the program and print out at home, we will NOT have any on site.

Update -

Seating will again be only in the South and East stands this year.

The entrance gates will be open on the South Street side as well.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Registered Teams

updated registered teams for those whose entries came in last night or in the mail.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Registered Teams as of 5:45

Here are the registered teams as of 5:45 today. If you do not have a red check mark next to your parish name under each age group you are NOT registered for that age group!  Please double check my work and make sure I put you in the correct age groups.

Unless you submit your roster by the end of the day today via fax or email, or have already mailed out your roster, your team will not run at Penn Relays. Please double check the list and resend your roster if you are not on there. Thanks!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Registered Teams as of 4/14/11

Here is the list of registered teams as of 4pm this afternoon.

If you don't have red check mark under the age group, your relay is not registered for that age group. I will not update this list again until next Tuesday.

Penn Relays registration reminder

Rosters are due Monday! I will post an updated registration list this afternoon.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Penn Relays reminder 2

Other reminders:

Girls can NOT run on boy's relays, and boys can NOT run on girl's relays.

Athletes who are eligible to run in the Junior age division may run as Seniors, however they may only participate in 1 relay. Therefore if you move an athlete up to run on a Senior relay, they may not run on the Junior relay team as well.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Penn Relays Registration


Please email, fax, or mail or Penn Relays roster by Monday, April 18th! I have received about 9 rosters so far. I'll start posting who is registered at the end of the week.

Friday, March 4, 2011

It's Track Season (3 days ago) & Meet Set Up info

I'm 3 days late, but track season officially began on Tuesday.

Best of luck to everyone this year!

I've noticed that a number of people have already downloaded the 2011 Meet Set Up. REMINDER: DO NOT to make changes to the meet set up. The age divisions and age up date are set correctly for the 2011 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 2011 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.

It is very important that you download this new meet set up, as the event order in the program has CHANGED! The event # order now conforms with the order that events are run on the track. Field events are listed at the end of the event listing.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Clinics and presentations updated

Some information was passed along to me about some track & field clinics and presentations:

Presentation by Jack Daniels
        "World’s best distance coach”
When:          Sunday, March 6, 2011
Time:             1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where:         St. John Chrysostom School Gym, Wallingford, PA
Contact:       Glenn Venturini, 610.585.2914

Some bio/details on Jack Daniels

Wikipedia on Jack Daniels (the man).

I received some more details on this event from Glenn:


1.Jessica Laniak DPT -Dynamic Warm up vs Static Stretching w/Demo 1pm-1:30pm

2.Dr Steven Collina- Common Running Injuries/Prevention 1:30pm- 2pm

3.Key Note Speaker- Jack Daniels "Training philosophy" 2pm- 3pm

Panel Q and A to 3:30pm

Early Registration Cost $20.00 post marked no later than 3-1-11
Same Day Registration $25.00
Mail and make check payable to:
c/o Glenn Venturini
Optimum Physical Therapy Associates
719 S Chester Rd
Swarthmore, Pa 19081

Directions to St John Chrysostom School

(thanks to Mike Smith, MMR for the tip on this one.)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mandatory Track Meeting


The Mandatory Track Meeting for the 2011 season is 7pm next Monday at Archbishop Carroll High School.  Every team must be represented to be eligible for the Penn Relays and Region Championship meets.