Hello CYO Administrators, Coaches, Parents and Athletes,
Welcome to the 2017 CYO Cross Country Season. Please be sure to read all of the information thoroughly. We look forward to a great season. Here are a few reminders to prepare for this upcoming season. The progam continues to grow each year because of the supportive CYO Cross Country community.
Team Coaches: remember to register your team on http://ny.milesplit.com/ and ensure that your team roster is accurate for results and billing purposes. If you have had athletes move on to the high school level, please inform Milesplit which High school programs your athletes will continue to compete with so they can move their athlete profile. Teams will be invoiced at the conclusion of the Cross Country Season.
New for 2017: All CYO Unattached Athletes must pre-register and pay for the season at the time of registration. CYO Unattached Athletes,REGISTER HERE . No unattached athlete will be permitted to participate until the parent/guardian has registered using the online process. Your season rate has been discounted and you will receive a t-shirt. no refunds will be given. If you are registering after October 1st, please contact
to receive a prorated rate. The Unattached athletes will be lead by the CYONY Club Coach Stefan Anikewich. Once registered, you will be contacted by Coach Anikewich.
CYO unattached athletes can now pay by Credit Card and must pre-pay before they attend their first scheduled meet. No cash will be accepted the day of meets.
All Course distances at Van Cortlandt Park Meets will be: 400 Meters for grades K – 2
1500 Meters for grades 3 – 5
2000 Meters for grades 6 – 8
Tentative 2017 Meet Schedule: Click on the meet name to view results
Meet click on link below
Meet sheets will be posted
Location click on link below for directions
Time (grades) times subject to change
Coaches Meeting / Town Hall We will discuss the upcoming XC Season and plan for entire Winter and Spring Track
Tentative Timeline: o Coaches pick up their teams’ packets (11 am on) o Course walk and warm ups (11am-11:45am) o K-2 Boys 400m Race (12:00 pm) o K-2 Girls 400m Race (12:05 pm) o 3-5 Boys 1500m Race(12:10 pm) o 3-5 Girls 1500m Race (12:20 pm) o 6-8 Boys 2000m Race (12:30 pm) o 6-8 Girls 2000m Race (12:40 pm) o Scoring/Awards Ceremony: (Approx 1:00 pm)
*Please note, schedule subject to change, and always check with your program administrator leading up to each meet.
Directions to Van Cortlandt Park:
Address: 6201 Broadway, Bronx, NY 10471 (251st Street and Broadway, BX) Directions can be found under facilities listed on the home tab.
Take the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) (either North or South) to Van Cortlandt Park exit. Bear right off exit and make next right onto Broadway. For Cross Country Meets: Go past two traffic lights. Meet at the finish line (across the field from the large “Tortoise and the Hare statue”). Parking: Street parking is difficult. Free parking is available near the golf course, which is located to the left of the entrance for Deegan North, which is right where you would have exited the Deegan.
Eligibility: open to all upstate/downstate CYO Youth and/or Teams only representing school or Parish in grades K-8. Club teams allowed by invitation only and upon submission of team entry packet.
EventMaximum: Athletes are allowed to participate in one race.
All registered team packets will be picked up by the Team Coach or designated team representative ONLY. The Coach will pick up packet and pay (cash or check- payable to “CYONY” only). We do not accept debit or credit cards. The coach will distribute labels to athletes on his/her team. These labels shall be worn to clerking and competition.
All registered unattached athletes (not team affiliated) or “walk-in” unregistered unattached athletes can go to the registration table upon arrival.
Packets should be picked up by the Catholic High School Finish-Line across the field from the “Tortoise and the Hare” Statue on Broadway.
Cost/athlete:$5 per athlete per meet (ONLY check or creditcard, payable to CYONY). Each participant, whether team or unattached, needs to pay a one-time Cross Country season fee of $10 to CYO. CYO teams can run a tab and be invoiced by CYONY. CYO Unattached athletes will now be invoiced at the conclusion of the season and can make payment via check or creditcard. CYO Unnattached athletes must REGISTER HERE.
Clerking: Please make yourself and athletes aware of order of races. Athletes are to meet at the starting line 15 minutes before their race. WE WILL NOT HOLD RACES AND MAY RUN AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY AND READY TO RUN.
Competition/Grouping: Races will be run together by gender, but scored separately in the following grade groupings: K-2, 3-5, 6-8. Scoring will be separated in proper age group in final results.
Scoring/Medals: Though a developmental meet, we will tabulate team scoring based on the places of a team’s top 5 finishers. Results will be tabulated and awards distributed as quickly as possible at the END of the meet. Medals will be awarded to the top five in each event based on grade and gender grouping. All non-medalists and participants in grades K-2 will receive ribbons. Team medal packets can be picked up by coach only. Unattached athlete can pick up at medal table at END of meet. There will be a line for team coaches and a lane for unattached athletes.
Go to calendar on http://ny.milesplit.com, and then find the meet by looking for the date of the meet. Click on the meet to get to the meet page, and then click results to get to the results page.
Tentative Order of Events:
CYO Race 2nd Grade and under: 400 Meters (Finish line moved to HS Finish Line).
CYO Race Grades 3-5: (1500 Meter Hill loop)
CYO race Grades 6-8: (2000 Meter)
Please assure that athletes are properly and sufficiently trained and hydrated to compete in the event you have placed them in and have adequate adult supervision during meet.
We ask that you be aware of Van Cortlandt Park rules and act in accordance with those rules including, but not limited to:
No barbecuing or grills of any kind
No pin-down tents
Each team keeps their area clean of trash and when the meet is over all belongings are taken home and garbage is disposed of. These facilities are lent to us, free of cost and we need to keep clean.
Coaches and athletes PLEASE stay away from the timing and medals/results table during meet.
All officials are volunteers from various areas and of various ages. Please remind those associated with your teams that they deserve respect and patience. If a question results from an event please have the head coach address the concern to the meet director or meet referee. AND THEN PLEASE ACCEPT THE FINAL DECISION! REMEMBER MISTAKES HAPPEN………EVEN IN THE REEBOK MANHATTAN XC INVITATIONAL AND THE OLYMPICS.
Volunteers who wish to help will be accepted on the day of the meet. We expect one volunteer per team attending.
Most importantly, remind everyone to please remember why we are here: all should enjoy themselves. Please no un-sportsman like conduct, be they remarks, conduct or salutations.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Upstate CYO Track & Field Director, Tim Flynn at