Cross Country Championship Draws Record Number of Participants

Third- and fourth-grade boys group up while running. (Photos by Ed Koskey)

The Diocesan Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Cross Country Championship were held Oct. 15 at St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Easton.

A total of 16 teams and 650 youth participated. CYO is one component of a parish’s youth ministry program and is coordinated by the diocesan Office of Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministry (OYYAFM).

“The Cross Country Championship is just a great event,” said Daniel Jones, CYO Coordinator with OYYAFM, “It involves a good number of participants from all reaches of the Diocese. There are individual winners and team champions, however all the kids, parents and coaches just seem to have a wonderful time. Everything associated with this is positive. How could it not be? There are probably 1,000 or more people here and everyone is having a great time.”