Seminary Hosting CYO XC Meets

NOTE: Saturday, Oct. 1 meet has been canceled due the rain in the forecast for Friday night and Saturday.

The 2022 CYO New York cross country season is underway with the second meet of the season scheduled for Saturday at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie.

The seminary grounds are a new location for the meets.

CYO had its first meet with about 100 runners in kindergarten through eighth grade on Sept. 25 at the seminary, a meet that was changed from VanCortlandt Park in the Bronx.

Meets will be held on the next four Saturdays at the seminary, beginning at 10 a.m.

On Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m., CYO New York will have its Food Pantry Meet at St. Augustine’s in Ossining. The archdiocesan championships are Saturday, Nov. 5 at a site to be determined.

Click here to register runners and to see the complete schedule.

CYO XC Meets Coming to Seminary

Stefan Anikewich announced CYO New York’s cross country program will have a new home in 2022 — St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie.

Beginning in October, CYO cross country meets will be held at the seminary. The season opener will be Saturday, Sept. 24 at VanCortlandt Park in the Bronx. A complete schedule will be released in the coming days.

“This is truly remarkable news, and a tremendous win for our youth,” Anikewich, the CYO New York cross country director, said to runners and their families in an email.

Click here for the schedule and to register.

Hogan, Banino Compete at Nationals

Fordham Prep’s Myles Hogan and The Ursuline School’s Daphne Banino competed at the Eastbay National Cross Country Championships at Balboa Park in San Diego on Saturday.

Hogan placed 27th in a time of 15 minutes, 54.3 seconds, helping the Northeast boys team to a second-place finish.

Banino was 37th in a time of 19:29.4 for the winning girls team from the Northeast region.

The two runners qualified for nationals by finishing in the top-10 at their regional races.

Hogan, Banino Traveling to San Diego for Cross Country Nationals

Fordham Prep’s Myles Hogan and The Ursuline School’s Daphne Banino are heading to San Diego to compete in the Eastbay Cross Country Championships National Finals at Balboa Park Dec. 11

Hogan and Banino qualified for nationals by placing in the top 10 at the 2021 Eastbay Cross Country Championships–Northeast Regional at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx Nov. 27.

Hogan placed fourth in the boys race with a time of 15 minutes, 19.3 seconds on the 5,000-meter course. Banino was eighth in the girls race in a time of 18:01.5 over 5,000 meters.

Hogan Leads Fordham Prep to Title

Myles Hogan won the boys race to lead Fordham Prep to the CHSAA Intersectional Championship at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx on Saturday.

Fordham Prep compiled 43 points. Xavier was second with 49 points.

Hogan, a senior, ran to a time of 12 minutes, 50.4 seconds over the 2.5-mile course. His teammate and classmate, Liam Dennehy, was third in 13:27.6.

Xavier senior Michael Hawkes placed second in 13:12.2.

In the girls race, Notre Dame of Manhattan was the top finisher from the archdiocese with 171 points in fifth place. Notre Dame Academy and St. Joseph Hill Academy followed with 172 and 173 points, respectively.

Notre Dame Academy’s Lola Dinneen was the race winner in 15:06.5.

St. Joseph Hill’s Ava Gumb placed second in 15:15.4, and Notre Dame Academy teammates Alyssia Brown (15:57.4) and Meghan Leonard (16:25.3) were third and fourth, respectively.

Archdiocesan XC Championships

Three hundred eleven runners participated in the Archdiocesan Cross Country Championships Nov. 14.

Here are the winners of each race:

PreK-K (.125 miles): Nia Podkalicki, NDA Girls, 50.9; Joseph Pagni, BSS Boys, 52.0. Grades 1-2 (.25 miles): Charli Cosentino, St. Clare Girls, 1:39.6; Luke Thevenot, Sacred Heart Boys, 1:38.6. Grades 3-4 (.5 miles): Maeve Reilley, St. John/Paul Girls, 3:31.7; Robert Genco, SJSTSJN Boys, 3:12.9. 5-6 Girls (1 mile): Ella DiStefano, St. Clare Girls, 7:07.8; Leonides Anzurez, St. Patrick’s Boys, 7:05. Grades 7-8 (1.5 miles): Danielle List, St. Aedan Girls, 9:28.2; Harrison Moeller, SJHA Boys, 9:27.5.


CYO Cross Country Championships Set for Sunday on Staten Island

The Archdiocesan CYO New York Cross Country Championships will be held at noon Sunday at Catholic Charities of Staten Island.

The event, open to runners in PreK through eighth grade, will support the Food Pantry of Staten Island.

Here are the winners of the recent CYO New York County Championships:

Kindergarten-Second Grade (400 meters); Girls–Ari Pennicooke, CYO Unattached, 1:25.5; Boys–Thomas Foley, CYO Club Boys, 1:16.8.

Grades 3-5 (1,500 meters): Girls–Grace Delaney, St. Aedan, 6:35.8; Boys–Declan O’Keefe, CYO Unattached, 6:31.8.

Grades 6-8 (2,000 meters): Girls–Danielle List, St. Aedan, 7:19.2; Boys–Michael Rynne, Iona Prep, 7:32.9. 

CYO Meet Raising Money for St. Dominic’s Family Services

CYO New York is holding a cross country meet on Sunday at 1 p.m. at St. Augustine’s in Ossining and will donate event fees to St. Dominic’s Family Services.

The Dominican Sisters from Blauvelt started St. Dominic’s Family Services in 1878, a charity that now provides foster care and prevention, developmental disabilities, mental health, therapeutic education and preschool services to some 2,000 children, adults and families in the Bronx, Orange and Rockland counties.

Children from the St. Dominic’s school community will be attending Sunday’s cross country event.

Visit to learn more about St. Dominic’s Family Services and to make a donation to the event raising money for the Friends of St. Dominic’s. Visit to learn more about the CYO programs being offered in the archdiocese.

Banino Leads Runners

The Ursuline School’s Daphne Banino won the Varsity B girls race in a time of 14 minutes, 44.70 seconds on Van Cortlandt Park’s 2.5-mile course to lead Catholic school runners from the archdiocese at the Manhattan Cross Country Invitational in the Bronx.

Ursuline placed seventh with 205 points.

In the Varsity D girls race, Ava Gumb of St. Joseph Hill Academy was second in 15:45.30, leading her team to a seventh-place finish with 226 points.

In the Varsity A girls race, Lola Dinneen was fourth in 15:28.80 and Alyssia Brown placed ninth in 16:01.30, leading Notre Dame Academy to an 11th-place finish with 284 points.

In the Boys Eastern States Championship race, Fordham Prep’s Myles Hogan was fourth in 12:34.80 and his team placed ninth with 275 points.

In the Varsity C race, Dylan Doskocil’s ninth-place finish in 13:56.10 led St. Joseph by-the-Sea to an eighth-place finish with 220 points.

In the Varsity E race, Msgr. Farrell was third with 125 points, led by Anthony Zarrella’s 11th-place finish in 13:48.7.

CYO Cross Country, Bowling Registration Open on Staten Island

Registration is open for CYO Staten Island cross country and bowling seasons this fall.

The cross country season begins Saturday, Sept. 25, and meets will be held at Clove Lakes and on the grounds of Mount Loretto. Contact Bob Smith at or for more information.

Bowling will be offered on Monday, beginning Oct. 18 and continuing for nine weeks at Rab’s Country Lanes. Bowlers will compete in one of three divisions: kindergarten through second grade, third through sixth grade, and seventh and eighth grade. Visit to register and for more information.