FAQ

Question: How do athletes qualify for divisional, area, and archdiocesan championship meets
Answer:

For divisional champs:

  • There were be 3 separate divisional championship meets. Who is running where and when will be posted in the schedule area of this website before the meet.
  • Coaches can enter a maximum of 3 athletes per novice and minor individual event, and 4 athletes per cadet individual event
  • The same athlete cannot run the 4x800, 1600m, and 800m races in the same meet
  • The same minor novice athlete cannot participate in more than 3 events, and cadet athletes cannot participate in 4 total events
  • Coaches can enter a maximum of 1 relay team per relay event
  • The order of events will follow the order of events listed in the CYO track packet, which is slightly different than the order of events in the practice meets.
  • Athlete event cards will still be used at the divisional championship meets
  • Each coach is responsible for bringing a printout of which athletes are running in which events to the divisional championship, including the 4 athletes plus one alternate running in relay events.
  • Athlete eligibility will be verified when scoring the divisional meet, and an athlete will be disqualified if any of the following occur:
    • The athlete is not in the online registration system
    • The athlete is in the online registration system, but entered with an incorrect birth date
    • The athlete participates in more than the maximum allowed events

For Area championships:

  • The top 6 individual times/distances for each individual event will advance to the Area championships
  • The top 4 relay teams will advance to the Area championships
  • Details for heat seeding for the area championships can be found in pages 21-23 of the CYO track packet
  • Events will be seeded and the seeding will be posted on this website the week before the race
  • No athlete cards are needed
  • Individual medals and team trophies will be distributed after each event

For Archdiocesan championships:

  • The top 6 individual times/distances for each individual event will advance to the Area championships
  • The top 4 relay teams will advance to the Area championships

Question: Where can I purchase event cards?
Answer: Details for where to purchase event cards can be found by contacting Pam Ewing

Question: Will novices be allowed to throw the shot put?
Answer: Novices will be allowed to throw the shot put at practice meets and at championship meets with some caveats:
  • Novices who throw the shot put will be scored as minors in the shot put
  • Novices who throw the shot put as minors will still be allowed to participate in any other event as a novice
  • Novices who score in the Area Championship meet in the shotput can participate in the Archdiocesan Championship as a novice

Question: Will athletes be allowed to wear spikes?
Answer: The use of needle spikes only depends on the rules of the host track, as follows:
  • Rush - No spikes allowed
  • Roxborough -
  • Penn Relays - yes
  • Father Judge - yes
  • Chestnut Hill -
  • Penn Charter - yes

Question: What is the maximum number of events that an athlete can compete in?
Answer: Novice and minor athletes can compete in a maximum of 3 events. Cadets can compete in 4 events. No athlete will be allowed to compete in the 4x800m relay, 800m, and 1600m events in the same meet.

Question: Who can compete in the triple jump?
Answer: Only cadets can compete in the triple jump.

Question: Where do I find starter shells?
Answer: Email Dan Danifo or Drew McQuade