Rio Track and Field Weekly Communication: May 5-12, 2019

All Rio Track athletes are invited and encouraged to continue to train with their Track & Field teammates who have advanced on to the Sac-Joaquin Section Preliminaries and Finals Meet.

The practice schedule below is for the athletes who have made it the Sac-Joaquin Section Preliminaries and those athletes who wish to continue practicing along with them.

We have over 20 Rio Americano Student Athletes who have advanced to Sections!

MONDAY (5/6)

  • Practice for section qualifiers
  • 3:15 p.m. – Practice @ Rio


  • SJS Division III Preliminaries
    Golden Valley High School
    See Meet Schedule for Event Times


  • Practice for section qualifiers
  • 3:15 p.m. – Practice @ Rio


  • SJS Division III Finals
    Golden Valley High School
    See Meet Schedule for Event Times

FRIDAY (5/10)

  • Recovery Workout on your own (coaches will give individual athletes workout information)

Track & Field Banquet

We will have our 2019 Track & Field Banquet on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Rio Cafeteria. We are finalizing plans and will have more information next week. For now, save the date!

Sac Joaquin Section Preliminaries

Tuesday, May 7th & Thursday, May 9th at Golden Valley High School (2121 E. Childs Ave, Merced, CA) If you are competing in this meet please verify with your coaches what time you need to check in at the meet. Some students will have Early Dismissal on Tuesday or Thursday. SJS Section Meet information can be found here.

There is no school provided transportation for these meets, please coordinate transportation for your athlete.

Here is the list of Rio Americano Athletes who advanced to SJS Sections:


  • 100M – A. Lopes
  • 800M – J. Pallesen, R. Gowan, R. Moore
  • 1600M – R. Gowan, Z. Chambers
  • 3200M – C. Ettinger
  • 4x100M – S. Eiremo, B. Hare, A. Lopes, CJ
  • 4x400m – R. Gowan, J. Pallesen, R. Moore, S. Eiremo
  • SP – A. Romero, C. Melder
  • DS – C. Melder,
  • LJ – A. Lopes
  • PV – D. Norris


  • 800M – L. Calcagno, K. Newton
  • 1600M – S. Karperos, K. Barnes
  • 3200M – S. Karperos,
  • 4x100M – N. Perez, M. Wikoff, D. Goodson, N. Hurtzig-Lopez
  • 4x400M – K. Newton, L. Prieto, L. Calcagno, A. Doyle
  • SP – A. Helfrich
  • PV – M. Wenger-Johnson

Rio Cross Country

With the Track & Field Season coming to a close it is time to start thinking about the cross country season. If you are interested in joining the Cross Country team, please join the Rio Cross Country mailing list to stay informed on important meetings, practice schedules, and more.

Summer conditioning starts June 17, 2019 (M,W,F @ 6:00 p.m.) – meeting at the Bella Bru parking lot. Summer Conditioning is a great way to stay in shape over summer and run with your friends and teammates!

Coaches Gift

Hey Rio Runners! Lauren Calcagno is coordinating the coaches gifts for this season and needs your help! Please meet up with Lauren any day before May 17th at school when you see her to bring your contribution. Any amount you can contribute is greatly appreciated! Thank you so much and see you all at the banquet!

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