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Welcome to the CYO Track & Field Page!

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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.


Oakland Diocese CYO Track and Field Rules


The 2016 Oakland Diocese Track and Field Championship Meet


Runners from parishes around the Oakland Diocese competed on May 6 and 7 in the 2016 Oakland Diocese Track and Field Championship Meet!  The meet featured a variety of events, including running events, field events and an opening parade and prayer.  For more information and results Click on the link below.

Click Here to Visit the Meet Results Page for 2016 Oakland Diocese CYO  Championship Meet for Results and More

Click for 2016 Diocesan Meet Track and Field Records





CYO Track Season Featured  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!"

For information on the CYO Track Sections, see the links on the right.  For information on the Diocesan Meet, see the story below.


Mission Valley Track Section 3 Awards Annual Scholarship to 8th Grade Assumption Runner

Mission Valley CYO Track Section 3 has been presented their annual MV3 Scholarship Award to Michelle Ohwobete from Assumption CYO Track, San Leandro.  The award was not based on ability but on understanding and living Christian values through sports. She was described as "a very exhuberent, funny and articulate young lady." Pictured above (l-r) are Muriel Irwin (Section Coordinator); Michelle; Adonica Powell (Assumption Track Coordinator) and Melanie Jone (Section Coordinator). Congratulations to this fine young athlete!



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.


"Friends on the field of athletic competition are the real gold of Track. Awards become corroded. Friends gather no dust."
– Jesse Owens



Catholic Youth Organization
Diocese of Oakland

2121 Harrison Street , Oakland CA 94612
510-893-5154 • Fax 510-834-5498

Bill Ford, CYO Director
Grace House, Administrative Assistant

CYO Email

2016 CYO Track and Field Important Dates
  • Practice begins: Monday, February 1, 2016
  • Coaches Certification Workshops: To be announced
  • Section Meets begin: March
  • No CYO Activities: Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday, March 24 - 27
  • Diocesan Track and Field Meet: Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7
Resources for Track Coaches


Resources courtesy of American Sports Education Program (ASEP)

(Note: On-line Coaching Essential courses do not meet coaches certification requirements, but are recommended resources.)