Monday, November 10, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2014 Archdiocesan Champs - Final Results

Congratulations to all the runners who competed on Sunday.  There were a number of great races, finishes, and an exceptionally close overall girl's team score! The individual results are online at run the day (link to the right).  We will get a season summary of times for every meet this season soon and I will post with the complete team results. For now, congratulations to our Overall Girls and Boys Champions, St. Andrews - Newtown!


Photos are online at Contrast.  You can also search their database for pictures back to 2009.

Thank you to all our volunteer coaches, officials, parents and athletes for another great season!

Monday, October 20, 2014

2014 Archdiocesan CYO Cross Country Champs & Postseason Information


The race schedule for Sunday's Championship Meet is as follows:

1pm = Novice Girls

followed by:

Novice Boys
Minor Girls
Minor Boys
Cadet Girls
Cadet Boys
8 year old Sub-Novice Boys and Girls - Born in 2006
7 year old Sub-Novice Boys and Girls - Born in 2007
6 year old Sub-Novice Boys and Girls - Born in 2008
5 year old Sub-Novice Boys and Girls - Born in 2009
 Individual and team award ceremony

(Medals for Sub-Novice races will be distributed at the finish line.)

Novice - Cadet Races will start approximately every 20 minutes.  Sub-Novice races will start every 8-10 minutes.   Parents and athletes are encouraged to arrive well in advance of their estimated race times.

Commemorative Championship Shirts, Postseason Team Shirts, and car magnets will be for sale.

*** Post Season Information***

Post Season Instructions

Regional Meet Information

Yes Card Application

Pope John Paul II will be chartering a bus to go to Nationals.  Here is the information:

  • The bus (or busses) will leave from the Pope John Paul II elementary school in the Coatesville Area (Chester County) on Thursday morning, November 20 around 7:30.  If we get multiple buses, perhaps we can arrange for different departure points.
  • The bus will leave Nashville for home around 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 23.
  • For budgetary purposes, plan on $140 per seat.  This could be less depending on the number of riders.  The fuller the bus, the less the cost. 
  • The cost includes all driver gratuities as well as transportation back and forth from the hotel to the XC course on Friday and Saturday.
  • We may not be able to accommodate everybody, so please have parents respond as quickly as possible to guarantee a seat.  For example, if we get 60 requests and a bus holds 56, it is not cost effective to rent two buses.
Interested parties should contact Mark Schmidt from Pope John Paul II.  Your coach has the contact infromation.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sweats Order Form

Here is a link to the 2014 Sweats Order Form.  Must be returned, with payment, by this Sunday!

As always, results have been updated to Run the Day, link to the right.

Monday, September 15, 2014

XC Results

XC Results will be posted online by Run the Day each week, usually each Sunday evening.  There is a link to the righ for their results page.  (2nd link down from top)

Reminder - Parking on the grass at Belmont Plateau is prohibited. There were a number of cars ticketed this weekend.  This information has been passed to the coaches and posted online numerous times.  Parking on the grass is at your own risk!  Parking on the grass, on the course, is definitely not allowed! Also, you can not park on the trial going back into the woods. 

(The lesson here is we should all be carpooling to help reduce the number of cars at the Plateau!)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

First Meet - Sunday, September 14, 2014

Just a reminder that the first meet of the year is this Sunday, September 14th at Belmont Plateau. 

Course walks will be held at 12pm. 

Races will begin at approximately 1pm, in the following order:

Sub-Novice Girls
Sub-Novice Boys
Novice Girls
Novice Boys
Minor Girls
Minor Boys
Cadet Girls
Cadet Boys

Remember to Sign Up for our CYO XC Text Messaging service through Remind - text @cyox to 267-460-6882.  Regular text messaging rates apply.  You will receive updates on important dates, cancellations, up coming events, etc.  This is free to all parents, coaches and athletes!

Monday, August 11, 2014

2014 Cross Country - Coaches Meeting - Sunday August 24th - 7pm

Sunday, August 24, 2014
7 PM
St. Anastasia cafeteria
West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, Pa

Meeting Agenda / XC Information

All coaches should attend.  If unable to attend, send a representative.  Fees, rostering, changes and post season will be discussed!

UPDATED 2014 PACKET  (i'm on vacation, I'll make a cover when I come home!)

Saturday, May 31, 2014

2014 Archdiocesan Champs - Final Results

Final Results & Team Scores

Congratulations to St Andrew's - Newtown and St. Ignatius on their overall Girls' and Boys' Championships.

Thank you to all our coaches, officials, parents and especially athletes for another incredible season!

Pictures from Contrast

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

2014 Archdiocesan Championship Updates

2014 Performance List

Here is the time schedule

Coaches Meeting - 8:45 am.

Entry into the stadium is free.  Entrance to the stadium will be through the southwest gate behind the 100m start.  That is the only gate that will be open!

Security update from Penn - new 5/30/14
  • Food ok in clear plastic bags smaller than 12’x12’x12’. 
  • No bulk food (pizzas, boxes of pretzels). 
  • Sealed water bottles and juice boxes ok. 
  • No cans, bottles, or coolers

Seating is restricted to the South and East stands.  No one is permitted in the Upper Deck or North Stands during the meet.

T-Shirts and Archdiocesan Champs program, including history of past champions, records and Cross Country champions will be for sale in the southwest corner of the stadium.  Awards will also be located in the southwest corner this year.  Medals awarded to the top 6 finishers in each event and will be available after results are announced, not the completion of an event.  Any medals not collected before the completion of the meet will be forfeit.

The walkway between the southwest and northwest will be closed due to construction on Weightman Hall's roof.

UPenn has advised us that 34th Street will be closed on Saturday.  Anyone wishing to park at the Penn Parking Garage located across South Street from Franklin Field should exit the expressway at South Street, turn right on South Street and turn left into the parking garage.

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

Relays - 4x100 and 4x200 will start and finish on the North side and will be run entirely in lanes.  Athletes are permitted to use the fly zone in the 4x200 at Archdiocesan Champs because it is being run entirely in lanes (check out this handy diagram).  4x400 and 4x800 will start and finish on the South side and will break from the gun.  The 4x400 will have 2 sections, the 4x800 will have 1 section.

Directions to Shot Put below. FYI - This is the same location as it was in 2010, 2011, and 2012, 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 Stewart 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  there will be a parking fee (it was $10 in 2012, not sure what it is now.)
  • 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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CYO Night at the Penn Relays Results!

Courtesy Flash Results

and in .pdf format

Friday's Finals Results

Thank you to all our officials who stuck out the rain delay to get in the last two heats of Senior Boys.  We almost made it!  The last races started at 8:52.  Two teams qualified in heat 12, good thing they stuck around!

Contrast photos are online.  They have opened the Penn Relays files going back to 2010.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

2014 CYO Night at the Penn Relays - Final Updates

Free!  Download and print, there will be no copies available on site.

Update - the timing of when athletes can get on the field and when the coaches meeting begins has been moved up, but is contingent on Penn clearing the track following their practice.  These are estimated times, please listen for the call from the announcer.

Penn Relays Security Procedures 

Result should be online - live - via Flash Results - you can also follow them on Twitter - @FlashResults 

Don't forget to check out this spreadsheet that has all CYO Night at the Penn Relays results since 2001.

CYO Night at the Penn Relays will run RAIN OR SHINE.  If we have thunderstorms in the area we will pause the races.  Penn has a very accurate lightening meter and they will inform us when we must leave the track and when we can return.  We are required to wait 20 minutes after the last lightening strike.

The South AND East stands will be open for seating this year.

(thanks to Mike Smith at MMR for requesting this bib-o-gram from Penn Relays Facebook!)


Monday, March 31, 2014

Penn Relays - Registered Teams - Registered Teams - Tax Day update


If you are not on this list, YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED!


As a CPA, I think I'm professionally and morally obligated to remind you to file your tax returns today!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Penn Relays Roster and Arch 4x200 change

Here is a copy of the Penn Relays roster form

There is a change coming to the track packet covering the 4x200m relays at Archdiocesan Champs.  Due to the nature of track at Franklin Field, where lanes 1 - 4 are less than 400 meters around, it was decided that at the Archdiocesan Championship meet the 4x200m relays will be run completely in lanes.  This is similar to how it has been run in years past when held at Franklin Field.

Reminder that team rosters are due to Region/Division commissioners on April 1st!

Monday, February 3, 2014

2014 CYO Track and Field Season

We are less than 1 month away from the start of track season!  There were two significant change to the program this year:
  1.  Relay alternates expansion.  Teams can now have up to 8 athletes listed per relay event.  Any of the 8 athletes listed can compete on that relay at the Region/Division, Area and Archdiocesan Championship meets. 
  2. 4x200s will be run using a 2 turn stagger (i.e. first 2 runners in lanes, last 2 runners breaking in) at all of the Region/Division, Area, and Archdiocesan Championship meets.  This is a change from the past where at Archdiocesan Champs (when held at Franklin Field) the 4x200s would be run in lanes entirely in lanes.  We feel this is a more exciting format and will hopefully put some more drama into the Archdiocesan races!
Here is the updated 2014 Track and Field Packet, which every coach should download and be familiar with.

The 2014 Hy-Tek meet set up has been updated and is available for download to the right.  Please do no make changes beyond # and preference of lanes.  You must use the teams as they are listed in program.  If a team in your region/division does not have a team name/number, please contact me for an updated set-up.