SSPJ Track Uniform Return

Hi All,

I hope you’re all having a wonderful summer.  I could use your help in collecting the remaining SSPJ CYO track uniforms.  If you have a uniform, can you please let me know (don(at) that you’ll be able to return it to me this week.  You can drop it off at 507 Edgewood Dr., Exton.  I don’t have a ton of time to chase people down and would prefer not to have CYO cash the deposit checks, so I appreciate your help with this one.

We need to get them back for the upcoming cross country season – speaking of which – you can still register for the fall season at SSPJ CYO Site.

Thanks again for all of your support this year and I wish you all the best of luck in this upcoming school year.

Green and Gold Family Meet


Hi All,

I hope you’ll be able to make it to our year end celebration and Family Meet, Sunday 6/12 at DEHS at 1:00 p.m.   I know we haven’t seen some of you for a month, but that’s okay, and it looks like the weather will cooperate.  There’s no need for the kids to wear green or gold shirts or uniforms to this family meet, anything is fine.

This is a great chance for the novice/minor/cadets to return their uniforms, washed, in a ziploc bag with their names on it.

We’ll run some relay races with the kids (including subnovices), and a bunch for family members, like the tiny tot 50m and the Parents 800m.  I see lots of parents running during practice this season so we should have a good crew.  We’ll possibly do a Parents vs. Coaches 4 x 100m, and feature a new game we played this year that everyone can play.

Bring a few chairs, and snacks and family-friendly beverages to share if you wish.

Archdiocese Results


Congratulations to our Panthers for a great job done at the Archdiocese Championships on Saturday.  It’s a big deal and a blessing to even be able participate in this meet.

2016 Arch Champs – Final Results

I’m proud of every one of our Panthers, and I hope that they are proud of themselves as well.

We’re going to re-attempt the Green and Gold Family Meet next Sunday 6/12 at 1:00 p.m., I hope you’ll be able to join us.  You’ll be able to return your washed uniforms (novice/minor/cadet), and participate with your kids.  New this year will be the inaugural Ball Ball Relay Tournament with both parent and child divisions.  If your kids have been to practice in the past month, ask them about this new contest sweeping the nation.  Or at least occasionally sweeping the side of the high school where the track is located.

More on that later, and I hope you all have a great week.

Family Meet Postponed

We are going to reschedule today’s family meet to next Sunday.  Fitting, right?  The forecast is iffy and the track is slick.  Maybe we’ll have better luck next week.

Archdiocese Meet

Penn Relays

Hi All,

A change for this year – the Archdiocese Meet program will not be available for sale at the venue, but here it is to download and print.

16-AOP Champs Book

It’s free to print if you print it from work.  Sort of.

Congratulations to everyone that made it this far.  Below is a reminder of who is in the various relays in case you’re not sure.  In fact, if you’re not clear if your son or daughter is participating, it might be best to send me a little note.

2016 Area A Champs Final Results  (Qualifying teams/individuals in green)

Relay teams will stay exactly as they were for the Area Meet.  Run well.

2016 Archdiocesan Champs – Time Schedule

Here again is the time schedule, please be there in plenty of time.  The meet will go on, rain or shine.  Luckily, we’ll be under cover – aim for section SD (think San Diego or Scooby Doo.)  If there is thunder/lighting, the event will be paused as it was at Penn Relays.

Travel safe, and we’ll see you tomorrow!


More Information from the Archdiocese:

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.

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.

Family Meet Info and Week’s Schedule

Hi All,

This is our final week of CYO track competition.

  • Tuesday 5/31, Practice 5:30 – 6:30
  • Thursday 6/2, Practice 5:30 – 6:30
  • Saturday 6/4, Archdiocese Championship, 9:30 a.m.
  • Sunday 6/5, Green and Gold Family Meet, DEHS Track, 1:00 p.m. for all team members (all ages) plus their families.  [weather permitting]

Green and Gold Family Meet: Parents 800m Run (A Crowd Favorite)

The Green and Gold Family Meet is for all team members plus their families.  Kids will be slotted to run for Coach Don’s green or Coach Julie’s gold squads and run in a few races for their teams.  Other events will include a subnovice 8 x 50m relay, Tiny Tot 50m, Parents 800m, and Parents vs. Coaches 4 x 100m relay. Depending on older sibling participation, maybe we’ll add an alumni relay team as well.

We’ll also accept cleaned uniforms to be returned so you can knock that off your end-of-school list.  Please put them in a plastic bag with your name on them, much like they were distributed to you at the beginning of the season.  That’s just for novice/minor/cadets, subnovices keep their shirts.

Our team service project this season will be to collect canned goods for Chester County Food Bank.  Please bring canned goods to the Green and Gold meet to support this worthy organization.

Also at the Green and Gold Family Meet, feel free to bring water, SOFT drinks, or snacks to share for a friendly gathering afterwards.  Did you see how I noted that family-friendly beverages were great to bring and that others are not?

I hope we’ll see you next weekend, and I’m sorry for the late notice.  Lots of schedules to coordinate.

Archdiocese Meet Info

NFL Historical Imagery

I hope you all enjoy this weekend – it looks like we’re jumping right to summer, and this break from the rain is really appreciated.

Please enjoy yourselves this weekend.  We have no team track practice Saturday morning, so we’ll see you next week Tuesday and Thursday for practice.  I recommend that those still competing get a run or two in over the weekend.

Below is the performance list and schedule of events for the Archdiocese Meet, which is next Saturday 6/4 at Franklin Field.  Please know that the meet may run significantly ahead or behind schedule, so please allow yourself plenty of time to get in place.  We’ll meet where we usually do, near section SD (think San Diego or Scooby Doo!)  This performance list is all we’ll get by email.  For a program which shows the heats and lanes, you need to buy a program for a couple bucks at the meet itself.  Yeah, I know.

Shot Put (just Colin) is located a 10 minute walk from the stadium, so make sure to plan accordingly (and coordinate with us so we can stop by.)

2016 Arch Champs Ranked Performance List

2016 Archdiocesan Champs – Time Schedule

I’ll publish the meet roster with relay teams early next week.  Not much should change from previous meets.