Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Merry Christmas - 2012 XC Season Summary

Merry Christmas!

Sorry this is so long in coming.  Its been a crazy month and a half since Champs.  One more boy and I'll be fielding my own 4x400 relay in 10 years!

This is a complete 2012 CYO Cross Country Season Summary.  It includes overall team scores, by age group, age group champions, winning times, best time throughout the season, and all times recorded in each age group.

A very heartfelt thank you to everyone who volunteered throughout the season, especially Bill Brady who stepped in and started the races for me at Champs.  Special thanks as always and forever to Mary Ellen Malloy for everything she does to make this program the best youth cross country league in the nation.

Less than 3 months until the 2013 Track and Field season begins.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Results - Happy Halloween!

Tim posted results from Champs at Run the Day.

When I have a little more time (and power in my house), I'll work on getting a compilation of all the races from the season and the Champs scoring up in an excel document.

In lieu of that, here is a cute picture of my newest boy, Jason Gabriel who was born Saturday!

Thanks to everyone who volunteered to work at the meets at throughout the season.  CYO XC needs our volunteers to function effectively.  See you all next year!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Archdiocesan XC Champs - Sunday!

Just a reminder that this Sunday is Archdiocesan XC Champs!

At Champs, the race schedule changes to the following:

1pm - Novice Girls

followed by:

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

Award Ceremony to follow immediately after the completion of the Sub-Novice races.

Due to the forecast weather conditions, we will be trying to get the races off as quickly as possible.  I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU ARRIVE EARLY.  As there is no preset time for any race to begin, we will begin as soon as we can.

Official Philadelphia CYO Cross Country Long Sleeve T-Shirts will be for sale on Sunday at the meet.  Sweat orders should also be picked up on Sunday, the earlier the better.

Good Luck to everyone this Sunday!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sunday October 21 Meet - Parking Armageddon

To all,

I have just been informed that there are two college cross country races at the Plateau on Sunday morning.  One starts at 10 AM and the second starts at 11 AM.  Awards follow the second race.

Because parking will be a nightmare and course set up will also be challenging, I am asking all teams delay their arrival at the Plateau until after 12 PM.  If this means that the first race is delaying and does not start until 1:15, so be it.  As I recall from last year, the college teams did not clear out of there until after 12:30 PM

Please, please, please ask your parents not to come early for the first race.  The college teams arrive in buses and vans and they tend to park along the access road.  That is where most of the congestion will occur.  I would like to avoid any nasty confrontations between CYO folks and the college folks.


Mary Ellen

Sunday, October 14, 2012

10/14 Results

Here are results for today by place in excel.

Here are the automatic results from Run the Day, including the a chart of all runners best times through this week.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

October 7, 2012

Today's Meet has been CANCELLED due to weather conditions.  Don't forget that CYO XC sweats order forms are due NEXT SUNDAY!

Everyone enjoy their day off!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

2012 Sweats Order Form


If you would like to order sweats, the order form and payment are due at the meet on Sunday, October 14th.

Samples will be on hand October 7th and 14th.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Meet 3 Results

These were posted last night, but I fell asleep during the game! Week 3 - Online at Run the Day

 Week 3 - Excel

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

2012 Cross Country Packet

Here is the packet

(the file server is still a little buggy. I'll keep working to get this online).

All coaches should download a copy of the packet and read through it.

Some highlights for the 2012 season:
  1. The fee has been set at $16 per athlete for all age groups.
  2. Electronic timing, through a Chip implanted in your Bib number for the entire season! (no extra chip required)
  3. Each team must submit a list of names, birthdays, gender, and grades to the Commissioner by Monday, September 10th at 6pm to be assigned a Bib/Chip number! Athletes must have this number to run on Sunday, September 16, 2012. This is NOT the same as your roster!
  4. Same day (unofficial) results
  5. Approximate course maps
Reminder: First meet is Sunday, September 16, 2012. Course walks start at 12pm. First race is scheduled for 1pm.

Coach's Affidavit (This is the 2011 version, Office of Education has not released a 2012 version that I know of, and I don't know what changes there will or will not be).

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Cross Country Organizational Meeting

There will be an organizational meeting for the 2012 CYO Cross Country season on Thursday, August 16th, 7:30pm in the cafeteria at St. Anastasia School, Newtown Square.  There are some changes to cross country program that will be presented.  Every parish or school team should attempt to send a representative.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Running Symposium

Here is a flyer for a running symposium that is being put together by a CYO XC Coach.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

2012 Archdiocesan Champs - Final Results

Final Results and Team Scores

Congratulations to our overall team champions - Saint Pius X in the girls and Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the boys.

Contrast Photos

THANK YOU - to all our athletes, coaches, parents, and especially our volunteer officials & the awesome timing crew at Kennett-Timing, who provided live updated results online throughout the meet today! The CYO track & field program continues to excel because of the incredible about of time and effort being given by everyone all season long. Have a great summer and enjoy the London Olympics!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

2012 Archdiocesan Champs - All the info you need.

Here is the performance list for Archdiocesan Champs

Here is the time schedule

Entry into the stadium is free, CYO will be at the doors asking for donations as well.

T-Shirts will be for sale for $15. Archdiocesan Champs program, including history of past champions, records and Cross Country Champions will be $5. (Personally, I think this year's are the best we have ever done, make sure you get 'em early!)

LIVE results - Kennett-Timing will attempt to upload live results. This will depend on how good the wifi signal is at the finish line. Here is the link

Coaches Meeting - 8:45 am.

Directions to Shot Put below. FYI - This is the same location as the last 3 years, don't be fooled by all the improvements. Please be cognizant of the Shot Put open pit times and conflict rules!

Walking from Franklin Field:
  • Exit Franklin Field on South Street - Head toward Center City
  • Cross over South Street to the south side of the bridge
  • Take the stairwell adjacent to the Hollenback Center (the only red brick building by the bridge)
  • Turn right at the bottom of the steps and head toward B Field (see google map)
  • Enter the field through the open gate
  • The University of Pennsylvania has parking lots right off the University Avenue exit of the Schuykill Expressway
  • The parking lots are on your right. They will be open Saturday, however it is not certain whether or not there will be a parking fee (in the past there was no fee - UPDATE - $10 fee according to UPenn).
  • You can walk from the parking lot to the shot put area following the temporary signs that will be in place to lead you to the shot put area

Sunday, May 20, 2012

2012 Area Champs Results

I will post the Area Champs Results as they are sent in.

Area A

Area C

Area D

Area E

(Area E meet records have been updated)

If you lost your Foster Grant prescription glasses at the Area E meet I have them. Send me an email.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Area D & E Meet Program

Area D Meet Program

I don't think Area D program will be available on site Saturday.

Area D Performance List

Area E Meet Program - revised 5.16.12

Area E Meet Program will not be available on-site Sunday, so make sure you download and print at home now!

Area E Performance List - revised 5.16.12

Parking at Area E - Please park ONLY is marked parking spaces. There will be signs leading you to the parking spots allotted to CYO Track & Field.  PW will be towing cars if they are parked illegally. Thank you for your assistance!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Penn Relays Friday Results - Photos

Here are the Contrast Photos from last Tuesday.

Here is the link to the 2012 Penn Relays Fridays Results, including CYO events 316 - 319.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

2012 Results


Thanks as always to the Flash Results team + Kennett Timing's Vince Giarracco for the quick results.

Thank you to all our volunteers on the field and coaches for making CYO Night at the Penn Relays great!  Good luck to all our qualifiers on Friday!

Monday, April 23, 2012

2012 CYO Night at the Penn Relays Final Updates!

Seating will be restricted this year to sections SAA - EB. That is the South Stands and the East Stands above the tunnel.  No one may sit in the upper decks. Athletes may enter the track through the South East Tunnel at 5:45pm.

Here is a seating chart

This event is free, there is no charge to enter the stadium.

Here is an excel spreadsheet I compiled from Flash Results website. It has the results for CYO Night at the Penn Relays, 2001 thru 2011 (2004 is missing - update - found, thanks Judy Putsch!).  Flash Results is the official Penn Relays timing crew that does the timing for us every year, free of charge! Please don't ask me to correct/change any team names.  Prior to 2007 or thereabouts, the databases used erratic team names. I am not going to correct them.

Don't forget to download the program, it will not be available onsite tomorrow!


I believe they will be tweeting the winners of each heat live as well @FlashResults

Thursday, April 19, 2012

2012 CYO Night at the Penn Relays - Meet Program

2012 Meet Program

Please download and printout for yourself! We will NOT be selling or distributing programs on site.  You need a program to know what heat your team is in, so make sure you download today.

If you are having a problem downloading:

1.) I suggest not using Internet Explorer - try using Firefox or Google Chrome. They are free!
2.) Email me, I will send you the program directly.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

2012 Penn Relays - Registered Teams - Final List

Here is the final list of registered teams. Meet program/ lane assignments to come out tomorrow!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Registration Day - Part 2

Here is the list as of 4:30pm. 

If you think your team should be on the list of registered teams, please email me ASAP.

I will do another update on Wednesday after the mail comes in.  I will do the random seeding on Thursday after everyone has had a chance to double check.

Penn Relays Registration Day!

Don't forget today is the deadline!

Here is the list of registered teams as of 11am this morning. Please let me know if I have missed you or made an error. You can email me directly by clicking my name next to the picture of that goofy kid long jumping.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Registered Teams 4/13/12

Here is the list as of 4pm today.

Don't forget, Penn Relays Rosters are due Monday!!!!

Federal Taxes are due Tuesday, PA State and Local are due Monday!

(that is the extent of my free tax advice)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Registered Teams Update

Registered as of 4pm today

Don't forget, the deadline is Monday! We are a little less than half way there I would guess, please remind the other coaches in your region/area to turn in their rosters.

Registered Teams - 4/12/12

Registered Teams as of 10am this morning.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

2012 Penn Relays Registered teams thru 4/9/12

Here is the list of registered teams for 2012 CYO Night at the Penn Relays, as of this morning.  If your parish/school is not included on the list of teams, don't freak out, it just means you didn't run last year.

If I have made a mistake on the teams you have registered, please send me an email and let me know.

If you haven't turned in your roster yet don't wait too long, registrations are due April 16th!

I will publish the 2012 program online on April 19th.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Happy Easter

Happy Easter track fans!

Just a reminder of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia blackout rules regarding practice during the Easter Triduum.  There should be no track practices or meets on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday or Easter Sunday.

Also a reminder that Penn Relays rosters are due in less than 2 weeks! Please send in your rosters per the instructions found in the 2012 track packet!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

It is Track & Field Season!

The 2012 CYO track & field season starts today! Good luck to all our athletes!

Monday, January 23, 2012

2012 Track & Field Update!

The 2012 CYO Track & Field season is right around the corner and we have some exciting changes to announce:

  1. We have a new event this year - the Open 4x400 Meter Relay! Perhaps track & field's most dramatic and exciting relay is finally coming CYO! Similar to the Open 4x800, the 1st leg will be run by a novice, the 2nd by a minor, and the 3rd and 4th legs can be filled from any age group.
  2. We have a new order of events to accommodate the 4x400.
  3. We have also increased the distance limit to 3000 meters for all competitors. Event participation limits remain the same (3 for Novice/Minors, 4 - Cadets)

Check out all the changes and the complete Philadelphia CYO 2012 Track & Field Packet by downloading the .pdf.

I have also put online the 2012 Archdiocesan Track & Field Championship Meet back-up, which should be used as the base for all Region/Division and Area Championships. If you have a new team in your Region/Division/Area to add, please contact me. The division and age-up date are set correctly. Meet directors' only changes should be to lane preferences.  If you have questions or need to change something else, please contact me.