Cross Country Hits Hudson Valley

CYO New York’s Upstate Cross Country visits the Hudson Valley for its next two meets.

On Sunday, the CYO/Rockland County Invitational is happening at Pearl River Middle School with the first race at 4 p.m.

On Oct. 21, races are scheduled for Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls, beginning at 9 a.m. Bowdoin Park is the site of some of the state’s and nation’s top meets, including the New York State High School Federation Championships and the Nike Cross Country Nationals New York Regional.

The 2017 schedules concludes with two meets at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, the CYO Upstate Cross Country Championships on Oct. 28 and the CYO Archdiocese of New York Cross Country Championships on Nov. 4.



CYO Cross Country Events Set

CYO New York has two upcoming cross country runs scheduled over four days.

The CYO Fall Foliage Classic will be held Thursday at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. The first race, featuring runners in grades 6-8, is at 4:15 p.m., followed by run for children in K-2 at 4:17 p.m. and runners in grades 3-5 at 4:27 p.m.

The CYO Villa Maria Invitational is scheduled for Sunday at Villa Maria Academy in the Bronx (K-2 at 1 p.m., grades 3-5 at 1:15 p.m. and grades 6-8 at 1:30 p.m.).

Click here to see results of last Saturday’s CYO Indian Summer races.


CYO Appoints Rockland Leaders

Three commissioners were appointed to lead the Rockland County CYO programs during the 2017-2018 season.

Patrick Buckley, an active Rockland County CYO member  at St. Francis parish in West Nyack, was named the girls basketball commissioner. Buckley has been the girls basketball coach at Albertus Magnus High School since 2010 and is a two-time Rockland County Coach of the Year. He played boys basketball at Albertus Magnus, was named the Rockland County Player of the Year in 1993 and scored over 1,000 points in his collegiate career at Catholic University.

Joseph McGrane, varsity boys basketball coach at Xavier High School in Manhattan, is the boys basketball commissioner. McGrane played collegiately at Adelphi University on Long Island and holds a master’s degree in education from Fordham University. He is a parishioner at St. Margaret of Antioch in Pearl River.

Dan Doherty was appointed commissioner of cross country and track. Doherty, the girls cross country coach at Pearl River High School for 39 years, is a two-time national high school coach of the year and is the state’s all-time wins leader for girls cross country.


CYO Releases XC Schedule

CYO New York released its schedule of nine meets for the 2017 season.

All of the meets are at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, including the Upstate Championships on Oct. 28 and the Archdiocese Championships on Nov. 4. The season opens with the CYO Endless Summer meet on Sept. 16.

The course lengths are 400 meters for kindergarten through second grade, 1,500 meters for grades 3-5 and 2,000 meters for grades 6-8.

Click here to see the complete schedule.


Staten Island Sweeps Titles

The Staten Island boys and girls track and field teams swept the CYO New York Track and Field Championships at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx on June 11.

The Staten Island boys finished with 412 points, followed by Westchester with 280. Manhattan and Bronx were third and fourth with 63 and 14, respectively.

The Staten Island girls collected 420 points, compared to Westchester’s 267, Manhattan’s 45 and the Bronx’s 27.

Next up is the AAU Track and Field Championships on July 11-15.