Welcome to the CYO Track & Field Page!
Welcome to the 2016 CYO Track & Field Season!
CYO Track and Field will once again run in 2016, with teams organizing in February and practice to beginning on Monday, February 1.
CYO Track Season Continues with Challenging Events
The photo above is of a recent 7th grade boys 100 meter race at a preliminary meet in Mission Valley Track Section 3, with three of their fastest runners! According to coach Frank Knafelc, "They finished the 100 meter within a tenth of a tenth of a second of each other. The Holy Spirit runner (Red) won the race by sticking his chest out. The Saint Joseph runner (Yellow) placed second and the Saint Anne runner (Yellow and Black) was third. The picture was taken around 10 meters from the finish. What a race!"
The 2016 CYO Track season will be concluding with the three CYO track sections each hosting Qualifying Meets to qualify runners to compete in the annual Oakland Diocese Track and Field Championship Meet on May 6 and 7.
For information on the CYO Track Sections, see the links on the right. For information on the Diocesan Meet, see the story below.
The 2016 Diocesan Track and Field Championship Meet
Runners from parishes around the Oakland Diocese will compete on May 6 and 7 in the 2016 Oakland Diocese Track and Field Championship Meet! The meet will feature a variety of events, including running events, field events and an opening parage and prayer. See below for more information - Fact Sheet, Order of Events, and Spike Limitation Memo. Also below are links Results from the 2015 Meet and Diocesan Meet Records.
Applications are being Accepted for the Marty Mart CYO Scholarship for 2015-2016
Each year, the Oakland Diocese CYO awards a scholarship, the Marty Mart Scholarship, to an outstanding 8th grade CYO player. The award is named in honor of Marty Mart, longtime CYO associate director. The scholarship is funded entirely by private donations and is open to any 8th grade player who paricipated in CYO during the 2015-2016 school year. (Another scholarship was previously awarded for 2015-2016 Girls' CYO Volleyball.)
See the Scholarship Application for complete requirements, application process and deadlines.Click Here to Visit the Marty Mart Scholarship Page to Download an Application and for more Information.
For more information about schedules, results and events in the local CYO Track Sections, click on your local area Track Section link, on the right on this page.
Patrick Alexander from Holy Spirit CYO, Fremont, clears the bar at 5'2" at a recent Mission Valley Section 3 Meet.
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Bill Ford, CYO Director