Friday, November 22, 2013


Good Luck to our CYO runners competing this weekend!

Monday, October 28, 2013

2013 Archdiocesan Champs Results - updated

Here is a link to the results from Run the Day.

Here is an excel file with the Age Group Team Scores

Once I get the summary of the overall team scores, I will upload it, but in the meantime Congratulations to St. Andrew's -  Newtown, the 2013 Overall Boys and Girls Team Champions!

Girls Overall
1.  St. Andrew, Newtown   190
2.  St. Ignatius   341
3.  St. Genevieve   358
4.  Our Lady of Guadalupe   616
5.  St. Anastasia   737
6.  Our Lady of Grace   1032

Boys Overall
1.  St. Andrew, Newtown   83
2.  St. Ignatius   159
3.  Our Lady of Mount Carmel   263
4.  Mary, Mother of the Redeemer   352
5.  Pope John Paul 2   418
6.  St. Anastasia   580
7.  Nativity BVM   624
8.  St. Genevieve   700

Thank you to all our volunteers who helped marshal, set up, and take down throughout the year, to our parents and athletes who continue to grow the program, to the coaches who make the league one of a kind, and a special thanks to Mary Ellen Malloy, our Commissioner for making it all happen!

Reminder - Post Season meeting is tonight at 7:30 pm at St. Anastasia - Newtown Square.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

2013 Archdiocesan Cross Country Champs - updated with info for POST-SEASON

Just a reminder that at Archdiocesan Cross Country Champs, the races schedule is as follows:

1pm - Novice Girls, followed by:

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

Awards Ceremony

K - 3rd grade will be permitted to pick up their medals immediately after their results are posted on the results board.  All other age group medals will be distributed during the awards ceremony.

Commemorative XC Championship shirts will be on sale for $15 each. Red CYO XC shirts for postseason will be on sale for $8. 

There will be a college meet at the Plateau Sunday morning, beginning at 10am.  They should be gone a little after 12pm, but parking will be limited.  Please be mindful of their runners if you arrive early.  Please remember that parking spots near the finish line are reserved for officials with equipment drop off! 


The post season meeting will be Monday, October 28 at 7:30 PM in the cafeteria at St. Anastasia in Newtown Square.  The post season is open to anyone.  Running in the champs is NOT a requirement for the post season.  To run in the post season each runner needs:
-  completed entry form
-  race entry fee ($10)
-  completed YES card form
-  YES card fee ($10)
All checks can be made payable to "Philadelphia CYO Cross Country."

Last Sunday we had our first ever coaches/parents race.  These elderly athletes took on the Minor 3k course. Men's winner (Phil Dick) ran 11:20 and the Women's winner (Jenn DiMascio) ran 12:20. Photos - courtesy Charlie Stone

Sunday, October 6, 2013

XC Meet - Sunday 10/6 Cancelled!

Some of you may be aware that the high school races at the Paul Short Run were cancelled yesterday due to "excessive heat."  A large number of collegiate athletes went down during their races and concerns about runner safety are high today.  Because of yesterdays events  and the concern for high temperatures and high humidity today, a large number of CYO teams are cancelling for today.  We have concerns about the ability to man all the marshaling positions with the decreased number of teams today.

Enjoy your day off!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Weekly Cross Country Results

Run the Day, our bib timers, are posting the results weekly on their website. I have moved the link to their results page to the top of the links section.

Weekly Results

Friday, September 20, 2013


We have received a number of additional registrations for athletes who are NOT yet in Kindergarten.  The athlete cannot be in pre-K, even if they are "age appropriate".  The athlete MUST be in Kindergarten through 3rd grade.

Friday, August 23, 2013

2013 Cross Country Packet - UPDATED

The 2013 Cross Country packet has been updated. After consulting with the Cross Country Committee, it was decided that a clarification of the eligibility requirements for Kindergarten was needed.  To compete as a Kindergarten sub-novice, the athlete must be in Kindergarten AND turn 5 by 12/31/13 (another way to think about it is they must have been born prior to January 1, 2009).

That was the only change.

Rosters for Bib Numbers are due tonight, don't forget!

First meet is this Sunday! Course walks starting at 12pm. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

2013 XC Coaches' Meeting

The first CYO cross country meeting will be held on Sunday, August 18 at St. Anastasia School, Newtown Square, in the cafeteria.  The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM.  The fee structure and any rule changes will be discussed at this meeting.  It is imperative that every team be represented.  If you are starting a new team, this is the meeting for you!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

2013 Archdiocesan Championship Meet Results


Congrats to St. Mary Magdalene girls and Our Lady of Mount Carmel boys on their team titles.


Thank you to all the officials, coaches, parents and athletes that make CYO track and field successful every year! We had a fantastic season, with over 125 teams and 5,000+ athletes participating. Thank you!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Final AOP Champs Details

Here are some final details on Archdiocesan Champs -

Meet Schedule - corrected to show we have two Shot Put pits.

Directions to Coatesville via Google Maps

Performance List

The opening height for high jump at the AOP Championship Meet will be as follows:

Novice Girls       3’4”
Minor Girls         4’2”
Cadet Girls          4’4”

Novice Boys       3’6”
Minor Boys         4’4”
Cadet Boys         4’10”

4 x 400 meter relay will be contested in two heats with nine teams in each heat.  The 1st leg of the  race will not be run in lanes, instead we will use a waterfall start. (Similar to the open 4x800m)

The 4x100 and 4x200 meter relays will be run fastest to slowest with heats of 3, 7 and 8 teams.

Program books and T-Shirts will be for sale.

Tents are permitted in the grandstand on both the home stretch and back stretch, but only at the highest level.

The field behind the home grandstand will be open for athletes to warm-up.

Awards will be distributed from the snack stand along the backstretch. 

Results will be posted on a board near the snack stand near the common start/finish lines.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Area A Program

Area A Meet Program. Please print at home, there will not be any available on-site.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

2013 Archdiocesan Champs Location

The 2013 Archdiocesan Championship will be at Coatesville High School on Saturday, June 1st.  The meet will begin at 9:30am as scheduled.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

2013 CYO Night at the Penn Relays - Results

Here are the results @ Flash Results 

Here are the results in a handy .pdf file.

Our thanks to everyone who volunteered as an official, to all of you who went through security patiently, and most especially to the runners who make CYO Night at the Penn Relays the best CYO sports event in the Archdiocese. Congratulations to all the qualifiers!

Contrast Photography pictures  are online.

Friday's Results - Congrats to our finalists and winners!

A special thank you to the Penn Relays and University of Pennsylvania for being our hosts for CYO Night at the Penn Relays.  We will miss our "home" track at Archdiocesan Champs this year, but we will be back!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

2013 CYO Night at the Penn Relays - Final Updates

Please download your program and print at home. They will not be available on-site.

Live Results tonight at Flash Results 

Follow them on Twitter @FlashResults

I will continue to update this post as information about security and the entrance site becomes available.  Seating will be restricted to the South Stands once again this year.  The Northeast Gate and the Southeast Gate will both be open for athletes and spectators to enter Franklin Field.

The following notice was sent to the the Area Commissioners to be sent to all coaches.  Please remember that we are guests of the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn Relays this week and that the additional security is there for our safety.


We have spoken to the University of Pennsylvania officials about security for this year’s Penn Relays, including CYO Night at the Penn Relays.  Please refer to this official release from UPenn and The Penn Relays website:

Specific procedures for checking visitors and bags have yet not been put in place for this Tuesday’s meet.  However, we strongly encourage everyone to follow the following guidelines to make the security checks go as smooth as possible:

Arrive early and be patient as the security checks will be longer and more thorough than in previous years.  At this point we believe the only entrance will be via the gates under the South Stands.
  1. NO backpacks, computer bags, etc for any adults or non-participating students.
  2. NO Gym Bags or Duffle bags, luggage bags, etc.
  3. BACKPACKS WILL BE ALLOWED FOR PARTICIPATING RELAY ATHLETES ONLY.  Please refer to the Penn guidelines for acceptable items.  We suggest that only running spikes, food/drink and clothing changes be in these bags.
  4. NO reusable metal or plastic screw top water bottles. Please bring only sealed clear plastic water bottles or athletic drinks.  Refer to the Penn release on clear plastic food bags.
  5. Small purses or handbags only.
  6. NO Coolers.
  7. All batons will be provided by the Penn Relays, so there is no need for any team to bring a baton on Tuesday night. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Penn Relays - 4/17/13

Here is the list as of 3pm today. I hope to have the meet program completed tomorrow afternoon or Friday morning.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

Penn Relays - 4/15/13

Registered teams as of 3pm today

Reminder - your Federal, State and Local income tax returns are due today.

Penn Relays Roster forms are due TOMORROW!!!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Penn Relays Registration - 4/9/13

Registered Teams

I have also added the history on CYO Night at the Penn Relays, 2001-2012, under  "Records and Results" (bottom right side)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Penn Relays Registration

Here is the list of teams that have registered so far.

Please remember to get your registration in by April 16th!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Its (almost) Track & Field Season!

The 2013 CYO Track and Field Season officially begins March 1!

I have updated the links section to include the 2013 Track and Field Packet and the Meet Set Up for a 2013 Region Meet. 

While we haven't changed or added any events this year, there is an important change to the CYO Track and Field Program this year which concerns the Region and Area structure.

Following the 2012 CYO Track & Field Season, the Track & Field Committee examined the Region and Area structure.  It was determined that a re-configuration of the Area structures would produce a more balanced program.

Beginning in 2013, the CYO Track & Field Program will move from 4 Areas (A,C,D,E) to 3 Areas (A,C,D).  Region 10 and Region 17 of the old Area E will move to Area A and Region 18/21 and 32 will move to Area D.  Saint Katherine's of Siena in Philadelphia will join Region 19 in Area C.

It is expected that every Area will have 4 Region/Division Championship Meets to determine Area participants beginning in 2013 and beyond.

This chart details each team by Area, as well as their new "team code" for Meet Manager.

It is expected that the number of athletes per Area will now be much more comparable.  In 2012 the breakdown was approximately as follows:

Area A - 950
Area C - 1,600
Area D - 1,130
Area E - 1,530

Total - 5,210

Under the new structure, the breakdown in 2012 would have been:

Area A - 1,760
Area C - 1,650
Area D - 1,800

Total - 5,210

As a result of these changes, each Area meet will now score 8 places per event and advance the top 8 individuals and the top 6 relays per event.  That's right, there will be 2 extra relay teams at Archdiocesan Champs this year for every relay event!

Now for some sad news. We were informed last week that due to re-surfacing/field work being done at the University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field, we will not be able to host the Archdiocesan Championship Meet there this year.  A location for Champs has not yet been decided.  The CYO Night at the Penn Relays WILL BE at Franklin Field as usual.

Good Luck to everyone this year!