Monday, November 23, 2015

CCCYN Championship Results

Recap from Mary Ellen:

Congratulations to the Philadelphia CYO Cross Country team!

In all, we took 236 children to the national championships.  This is a record high number for our group.  The subnovice girls, subnovice boys and the novice boys came away with a national championship.  The novice girls and the minor girls were runner ups.  The meet drew over 2500 competitors from across the country so competition was tough.  Nolan Yeagle won the subnovice boys championship.  Emma Zwall won the 12 year old girls championship and Olivia Cellini won the 6 year old girls championship.  The top 25 in each age group received medals and the Philadelphia CYO came away with 41 medals in the 8 races that we entered (not counting the high school races.)
It was quite a day for the entire group.  Congrats to the runners, the coaches and their parents.  It was a wonderful experience that they all will remember for a very long time.


Monday, October 26, 2015

2015 Archdiocesan Championship Results

Sorry for the delay, life got in the way once the scores were fixed.

Season Summary

Team Scores Summary

Thank you to all our athletes, coaches, parents, and volunteers for another tremendous season!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Archdiocesan Champs - 10/25

The order of events on Sunday will be:

2007 boys and girls
2008 boys and girls
2009 boys and girls
2010 boys and girls
novice girls
novice boys
minor girls
minor boys
cadet girls
cadet boys

This is a change from previous years!

First race goes off at 1 PM, with each race starting after a sufficient number competitors in the previous race have finished. (Generally 15 - 20 minutes apart) I would expect the sub-novice races to start approximately 10 minutes apart. 

Individual medals and team awards will be given out shortly after the cadet boys race is completed.

Parking will be an issue at Champs due to the increased size of participants, please plan to arrive early, and carpool wherever possible!

Commemorative 2015 CYO Cross Country Championship t-shirts will be for sale near the results & 50/50 sales. 

If you have ordered sweats or other items, please remember to pick them up near the end of the finish line chute. The earlier the better!

A reminder to all parents and coaches that the finish line area is completely off limits to spectators. Each week we have athletes who cross the finish line area with their bib number on creating phantom athletes - those blank spots in the pdf results.  If you need to access the restroom area, please walk behind the end of the finish line chute, cross the access road and come up the grass on the far side. 

Protests or questions should be lodged only by coaches.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Postseason forms & Meet 3 results.

I can't convert the .pdf file for Meet 3 results from Run the Day to excel, some kind of formatting quirk. Working on getting raw data.

FYI - Parent's and Coaches 3k run on the Minor course this Sunday at 12pm!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Coaches' Eligibility Guidelines & Required Forms

Coaches’ Eligibility - In order to coach in the CYO Cross Country Program, an individual must meet the following criteria:

1) A Head Coach must be a mature Christian adult of at least twenty-one (21) years of age prior to August 1, 2015. Assistant Coaches have no minimum age requirement, unless specified by their parish.

2) All coaches, including assistant coaches MUST have attended the CYO Coaches’ Orientation Program prior to the start of their second year of coaching.  An assistant coach is defined as anyone who works with and/or instructs members of the cross country team more than one day a week. Orientation dates can be found online at

3) All coaches must meet any additional requirements of their parish, local, state and federal government

4) All coaches must provide their Parish every third year a Police Background Check Form and PA Child Abuse History Clearance. (visit these sites for forms  Police Check - – PA Child Abuse - - and FBI Fingerprint -  or DisclosureApplication.

5) All coaches must be listed on the “Coaches Affidavit” which is submitted with the team roster.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is committed to the implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.   Therefore, all adults involved in ministry and service to children must provide required background checks and proof of attendance at the Safe Environment training for their parish.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Week 1 Results

Results are posted online by Run the Day. See the link to the right.

Excel results

Friday, August 28, 2015

2015 Cross Country Packet

2015 XC Packet

The packet has been updated to reflect the changes in PA Volunteer laws. These laws affect coaches and all volunteers working the meets.  Please be sure to download the packet.

Each coach is required to fill out a Coaches' Affidavit, and the Acknowledgement of Volunteer Requirements found in Appendix II in the packet.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

2015 Cross Country Coaches Meeting

Sunday, August 23rd, 7pm - St. Anastasia's School

ALL teams should have a representative in attendance! Coaches preferably.

Discussion will include meet / race scheduling, team assignments, changes to PA state laws regarding volunteers and other topics. 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

2015 Archdiocesan Champs - Final Results

Results and Team Scores

Congratulations to St. Andrew's - Newtown on their double championship!

Thank you to our many volunteer officials, coaches, parents, and especially the athletes who competed so well today and throughout the season.

Contrast Photos will be up soon

Monday, May 18, 2015

Archdiocesan Champs Updates

Performance List 

Time Schedule - Updated 5/19/15 - New Shot Put Schedule.

Directions to Farrell Stadium - West Chester University

Facility Map

T-Shirts and a complete meet program, including history of past champions, records and cross country champions will be for sale at the stadium. Medals are 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. 

Relays - 4x200 will be run using a 2 turn stagger - i.e. in lanes for the 1st and 2nd leg, 3rd leg will break to the rail.  4x400 will be run using a 2 turn stagger, with the 2nd runner breaking to the rail immediately after receiving the baton. Because the entire race is not run in lanes athletes may not use the fly zone or line up outside of the exchange zone in the 4x200, 4x400, and 4x800.  Relays will be DQ'd if runners are lined up outside of the exchange zone right before the hand-off is attempted.

High Jump - Opening Heights:

NG - 3' 4"
NB - 3' 4"
MG - 4'0"
MB - 4'0"
CG - 4'4"
CB - 4'8"

Friday, May 8, 2015

Area Meet Program

Area A Meet Program (download and print at home - no distribution on site)

Area A Performance List

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Archdiocesan Champs - Revised Time Schedule

The 2015 Archdiocesan Championship Meet will be held at West Chester University on Saturday, May 30th.

Here is the revised event schedule. West Chester does not have two existing shot put circles and the schedule has been adjusted accordingly.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

CYO Night at the Penn Relays Results

from the awesome team at Flash Results!

.pdf format

Congratulations to all our qualifiers and the tremendous work done by our officials tonight!

Good luck to all the qualifiers and CYO Track and Field Alumni competing in the Penn Relays! Friday Results!

Photos from Tuesday Night from the great team at Contrast Photography, who provided all the photos for tonight's program!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

2015 CYO Night at the Penn Relays Meet Program

Free! Download and print at home, there will not be copies on site.

The timing of when athletes can get on the field and when the coaches meeting begins 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 - click on the Penn Relays link later tonight and a CYO Night Results page should be there.

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.

Only the South Stands and Sections EA and EB will be open for seating this year.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015



If you are not checked off on this list, you are not registered to run at CYO Night at the Penn Relays!

Forms are due today!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

2015 Meet Set Up

The set up for the 2015 Region Meets has been added to the links on the right hand page. Region/Division Commissioners should download and restore to check that there are no problems. Track events are set for 8 lanes for seeded races run entirely in lanes and must be changed if you are using a 6 lane track.

Please do not alter or change team names.  If a new team has been added to your region, please contact me to add a team to the database.

We are still using Meet Manager 3.0, but it should upscale if your timing service is using 4.0 or 5.0.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Region / Division Commissioners Meeting - Tuesday, February 24, 2015

At Archbishop Carroll HS - 7pm to 8:15pm
  •  Each Region Commissioner or someone representing the Region Commissioner must attend this meeting.  
  • Any Region not represented will not be allowed to participate in their area Championship Meet
  • All CYO Track and Field  coaches are invite

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

2015 Track and Field Season Begins March 1st! Region/Division Commissioner Meeting - 2/9/15

Track Packet is now updated and available online.  Every coach should download and review.  Major changes have been highlighted below.

There is a meeting for Region/Division Commissioners next Monday night at Archbishop Carroll HS. All coaches should have been invited to attend by their region commissioner.  Any coach who would like to step into a leadership position in their Region /Area for CYO Track and Field is encouraged to attend.

  1. Elimination of the Grade Requirement.  Like Cross Country, Track and Field was given permission by the Archdiocese to eliminate the requirement that Novices be in at least 4th grade.  Therefore, all age groups are now determined solely by age as of December 31, 2014 and 3rd graders who were born in 2005 are eligible to compete as Novices this year. Note: elimination of the grade requirement as it previously pertained to Novices only, individuals who have graduated 8th grade are NOT eligible to participate in grade school CYO athletics, regardless of their age.
  2. Area Relay Advancers have been reduced from 6 per Area to 5.  
  3. Area Medalist - We have returned to awarding medals to only the top 6 athletes/relay teams at Area Champs
  4. The Archdiocesan Track &Field Fee was increased from $10 to $11 per athlete.
  5. All Region and Areas are required to use Automatic Timing for their Championship Meets
Franklin Field is again undergoing construction this year following UPenn graduation, therefore we are still in search of a site for Archdiocesan Champs.  Once a location has been confirmed, I will post it here online.

I haven't updated the Hy-Tek meet set-up for region/area meets yet. I will post it online once I have done so.