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Records fall at CYO season-end track meet
One athlete bested a 28-year-old mark
Courtesy CYOMolly Grant of St. John Fisher School, left, set a record in the fifth- and sixth-grade girls 400-meter dash. Twin sister Paige, right, came in second. Molly also won the 800-meter run and Paige won the 1500-meter run.
Courtesy CYO
Molly Grant of St. John Fisher School, left, set a record in the fifth- and sixth-grade girls 400-meter dash. Twin sister Paige, right, came in second. Molly also won the 800-meter run and Paige won the 1500-meter run.
Grant Valley, far right, set a record in the third- and fourth-grade boys 100-yard dash and was on the Holy Trinity record-breaking 4-by-100-meter relay team with, left to right, Daniel Ryan, Rylan Gleason and Calvin Hansen.
Grant Valley, far right, set a record in the third- and fourth-grade boys 100-yard dash and was on the Holy Trinity record-breaking 4-by-100-meter relay team with, left to right, Daniel Ryan, Rylan Gleason and Calvin Hansen.
By Mark Lee


Catholic Youth Organization track and field finished the season with two regional meets for grades three and four and the grand finale, Meet of Champions, with qualifiers in third through eighth grades.

The regional meet winners were Our Lady of the Lake and St. Anthony. The Meet of Champions, which includes the finalists from the two regional meets, welcomed 1,037 competitors over two days. The overall winner was St. Pius X. This year’s meet featured streaming video and up-to-the-minute results.

Weather was tough over the four weeks of developmental meets and team practices. Coaches had to look deep into their bags of tricks to entice not only competitors, but also parents, to endure several weeks when rain barely let up. Fortunately, the season ended with spectacular conditions for the Meet of Champions, where everyone was treated to outstanding performances resulting in nine broken records.

Most notable was a 28-year-old shot-put mark broken by a sixth-grade girl, Kyeese Rollands of St. Andrew Nativity School. She broke the record of 36 feet, 6 inches, set in 1989, by more than 2 feet at 38 feet, 11.5 inches. It was the oldest record on the CYO books. During the awards ceremony Rollands received special attention.

The stadium hushed at the announcement that the oldest record for CYO had been broken. Many athletes stopped what they were doing, came to the awards area, and hugged and congratulated Rollands.

Officials in the announcer’s booth got misty-eyed as athletes, regardless of team affiliation, focused on the record-breaker.  

The writer is CYO track and field director.





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