Wednesday, November 23, 2016

National Meet Results & Request

Results for Nationals can be found here

Single year results

I don't have a full summary from anyone who was there, but congratulations to our Sub-Novice Girls and Novice Boys teams, 2016 National Champions!

Request for help -

I need help from someone who is good with Excel and has a little time on their hands for a project. I have CYO XC results from 2006 through 2010 in one spreadsheet and results I think every meet from 2011 through 2016 in other forms (mostly excel, some .pdf which we can convert to excel). I wondered if there was some enterprising person who there who wanted to compile all the information from 2006 to 2016 in one, searchable database.

If anyone is interest, please send me an email!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Regional Results

Can be downloaded here. - link fixed

Thanks to Mary Ellen and all the age group coaches!

Good luck at Nationals!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Season wrap up

All -

Congratulations to all our athletes, parents, coaches, and teams! I believe St. Andrew's Newtown won the Overall Girls and Annunciation won the Boys! Congrats!

Results from yesterday 

Full season series results have been updated through Archdiocesan Champs  - LINK

(You can sort sub-novices by year of birth by searching  - "2011" for example)

Second Wind sent me the file in excel - I have a link here - includes overall team scores

Age group team scores - .pdf

Contrast Photography 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Arch Champs Race Schedule

Live Results - courtesy Second Wind Timing

1pm - Novice Girls followed by:

Novice Boys
Minor Girls
Minor Boys
Cadet Girls
Cadet Boys

Then Sub-Novices by birth year:

2008 Boys & Girls
2009 Boys & Girls
2010 Boys & Girls
2011 Boys & Girls

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Meet 5 & Season Summary

Meet 5


Congrats to all the men & women who competed like Minors today!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Meet 4 Results - Coaches & Parents Run

Meet 4

There will be a coaches' and parents' run at 12pm next week - 10/23. The race will be 3K Minor Course. Race will start at 12pm. Awards to the first man and woman across the line!

Season summary continues to be updated - ignore the "Week 2" heading. 4th meet to be added soon.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Ongoing Season Summary

Second Wind Timing is providing an on going summary of the season. Click Here

Monday, September 19, 2016

Week 1 Results - Live Streaming

Week 1 Results 

In case you didn't hear the announcement, results were streaming live. We anticipate streaming results every week, assuming no interruption in signal.

Results can be sorted by Parish / School. Overall results can be sorted by birth year.

Second Wind Timing is providing the timing services this year.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

2016 Cross Country Season!

2016 CYO XC Packet - uploaded compressed version, should download easier.

RESULTS - Courtesy Second Wind Timing. Assuming we have a strong enough signal, results will be uploaded live throughout the day.

Coaches meeting materials  - Please note the instructions to sign up for the remind service here! Please give to your parents. Also note the disclaimer about sub-novices possibly being moved to start of the meet.

Roster form

At our coaches' request, I am copying Section 10 of the packet and posting online:

It is always the coach’s responsibility to be aware of all of the cross country rules, to abide by them and to make all parents and spectators associated with their team aware of the rules and the penalties.  Any violation by spectators or parents associated with a particular team will be assessed to the team.

  1. All runners and parents must stay behind the ropes at all times.  Do not interfere with the races. 
  2. If a spectator or parent is asked to leave an area and does not comply immediately, the result may be disqualification for the team from that particular race.
  3. No pacing is permitted.  Pacing is when a person runs alongside the runner to offer encouragement.  This person can be a coach, a parent, a spectator or a teammate.  This will result in immediate disqualification of any runner in question.
  4. No runner may receive assistance from any person outside the course.  No one may receive water or food during the race.
  5. A runner in the race may not be touched by an official or spectator.
  6. No one is permitted on the access road side of the finish line.  If you must be on the road, you must be on the far side of all the vehicles.
  7. No one is permitted in the woods except for the runners in the race and they marshals.
  8. Let the starter do his job without suggestions and complaints from the spectators.
  9. All spectators, parents and coaches must leave the starting line area when requested by the starter.
  10. No child is to be approached while in the chute.  All parents, friends, coaches and teammates should greet the runners after they have exited the chute area.
  11. Results posted at the meet are unofficial.  All official results will be posted on-line.
  12. The meet director has the authority to stop the races at any point in time if coaches, spectators or parents are not abiding by the rules. The races can be resumed when the situation is corrected or the remainder of the races can be cancelled.
  13. All are to conduct themselves in a Catholic Christian manner.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

2016 Cross Country Meeting

The first meeting for the CYO cross country season will be on Sunday, August 28th at 7pm at St. Anastasia on West Chester Pike in Newtown Square. The address of the school is 3309 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073.  The meeting will take place in the cafeteria of the school (same place as last year.)


The first meet and course walks will be on September 18th

The per athlete fee has not changed from last year - $17

An updated handbook will be out sometime this month. I have fixed the link for the 2015 packet, if there are any problems, please let me know!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

2016 Archdiocesan Championship Results

Full Results (link fixed)

Congratulations to all our athletes!

Monday, May 23, 2016

2016 Archdiocesan Championship Meet Information

Ranked Performance List

Archdiocesan Time Schedule

Full Program - Free! 


The program will not be for sale this year. Download and print at home (or work!)

We are back at Franklin Field this year, where the track layout and rules changes are producing:
  • 3 heats of 5 teams in the 4x200m for every age group
  • Athletes may NOT use the fly zone for the 4x200m per CYO Track and Field rules
  • All 4x200s this year will be 2 turn staggers (first 2 runners in lanes, 3rd and 4th legs may break in)
  • 4x400s will use a waterfall start from the gun. The 1st leg will not be run in lanes. There will be 2 heats.
  • Lane preference at Franklin Field for all races run entirely in lanes: 6,7,8,9,5,4,3,2
  • The "natural 400 meter" lane at Franklin Field is now lane 4. There will be cones between lanes 3 and 4 all around the track for the 4x800m, 1600m, 800m, and 4x400m. Please prepare your athletes for this in advance!
  • Shot Put is outside the stadium, at the Rivers Fields (next to the turf Rhodes field). There will be signs directing athletes and spectators from Franklin Field. An open pit is held beginning at 9am for Shot Put athletes with conflicts later in the day. Directions to River Fields Parking Lot (for parking purposes only)
Teams must provide their own batons for all relay races.

High Jump - Opening Heights (updated):

Novice Girls - 3'4"
Novice Boys - 3'4"
Minor Girls -   3'10" 4'
Minor Boys -   4' - 4'2"
Cadet Girls -    4'2"
Cadet Boys -    4'6" 4'8"

Medals will be awarded to the to top 6 individuals and relays in all events. Team awards will be given out for overall scoring to top 3 boys and girls teams. Medals will be awarded from the alcove by the Northwest Gate (as we have in the past). Medals not picked up before the conclusion of the meet will be forfeited.

Results will be posted near the awards table.

Commemorative t-shirts ($15) and CYO track dri-fit long sleeve shirts ($20) will be for sale in the alcove near the Southwest Gate

Seating will be restricted to the South and part of the East Stands. The North stands (adjacent to Long Jump) are closed for renovations on the Upper Deck.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

CYO Night at the Penn Relays!

Thursday - Saturday Penn Relays Results - We are events 316 - 319

Live Results! - at Flash Results click on the "CYO Night" Link under the Penn Relays tab.

Updated CYO Night at the Penn Relays - 2001 through 2016.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Junior Girls ran the fastest qualifier since 2001 last night!

CYO Night at the Penn Relays - Meet Program

CYO Night at the Penn Relays will run Rain or Shine. We will break for thunderstorms in the area, at the direction of Penn's facilities team. We will stay on-site to run races as long as necessary/possible. Put your Blessed Mother statues in the window and pray for sunshine (I'll settle for cloudy skies and no thunder)!

Please review the security procedures. Entrance to Franklin Field will again be from the South Gates. Be prepared for security searches.

Thank you Contrast Photography and Posterun for providing the photos and artwork for the program this year. Text "CYOSPORTS" to 44222 and register your email to get an update on when photos from the event will be online.

The Penn Relays are offering $5 discount tickets to CYO Athletes and Families. Use the code "CYO2016" on the Penn Relays ticketing website - "Specials &  Students" section.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Penn Relays Roster Form - Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Updated - Penn Relays Roster Form

(There was a typo in the form in the packet - the fax number was our office number and the "Senior" Boys said "Junior" Boys. Rough year for me on the typos)

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Here is a good read about Irish American Athletes and the the Irish-American Athletic Club.

(always important to remember that "Athletics" really means: track and field)

Bonus point if you can point out the unspoken Philadelphia track and field connection!

Friday, March 11, 2016

CYO athletes become NCAA champions & all Americans

Congrats to Emma Keenan, a CYO track and field alumni from our Lady of Guadalupe, who ran the 800m leg for the NCAA Distance Medley Relay Champions, Georgetown University!

Emma currently holds the Cadet Girl's 800m Record - 2:16.64.

plus Tom Coyle from St. Stan's was the 1200m leg on the Stanford Men's DMR which finished 4th!

NCAA results from flash results  -

(fun note - flash results also does the timing for Penn Relays, including CYO night! (for free!) and their exclusive results formating code was written by Vince Giarraco, from St. Pats - Kennet Square! CYO track and field is everywhere!)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

It is Track and Field Season!

Good Luck to all the athletes and coaches this season!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

2016 CYO Track & Field Packet


Competition Changes/Clarifications for 2016:

  • Use of the fly zone is now limited to the 4x100m relays only. Use of the fly zone is officially prohibited in CYO track and field in the 4x200 at every level of competition.
  • The 4x200m relay will be run using a 2 turn stagger at every Championship meet, including Archdiocesan Champs at Franklin Field.
  • The 4x200m relay will include only 5 teams per heat at the Archdiocesan Championship Meet to help mitigate the risks of collisions in the exchange zones. 
  • Monday, January 18, 2016

    2016 CYO Track and Field Calendar

    I will have the complete 2016 packet up soon, but for now, here are the important dates for CYO Track and Field this year:

    March 1, 2016                           Start of Season
    March 24-27, 2016                    Easter Triduum practice and meets prohibited
    April 11, 2016                           Rosters Due
    April 14, 2016                            Penn Relays Roster Deadline                                        
    April 26, 2016                             CYO Night at Penn Relays
    April 29, 2016                             Penn Relays Championship Races
    May 5, 2016                                Ascension Thursday, practice and meets prohibited.
    May 14 or 15, 2016                    Division/Regional Championship Meets
    May 21-22, 2016                        Area Championship Meets
    June 4, 2016                               Archdiocesan Championship Meet