Rio XC Weekly Communication: September 23, 2019

2019 Rio XC Disneyland TripPractice Schedule


  • 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. @ Rio Americano H.S.


  • 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. @ Rio Americano H.S.


  • September 28th – Capital Cross Challenge

Woodbridge Cross Country Classic Recap

What a night at Woodbridge! The varsity girls dominated with a first place overall finish by Sophia Karperos along with 1st place team finish in our division. The Varsity Girls Top 5 runners finished in the top 20 places. Our Varsity Boys had a strong 6th place team finish, Ross Gowan took 17th overall. Congrats to Ryan Witte with a 5th place finish overall in the novice boys race with the team finishing 3rd overall. Novice Girls dominated as well with a 1st place finish, our top 5 girls finishing in the top 15 overall. Annika Dangle taking 1st place overall with Neli McCrystal finishing close behind with a 3rd place finish. Rounding out out our Novice Girls were Sophia Newcomer 8th, Katie Hardwicke 9th, and Alex Doyle 14th. Great job to all our novice runners. Very proud of all our teams performance!

View full results here.

Capital Cross Challenge

We will be competing in the Capital Cross Challenge at Arcade Creek Golf Course on Saturday, September 28th. It is critical that all athletes that cannot compete inform Coach Anton via email at


Parking for the Arcade Creek Golf Course is accessed through the Sacramento Softball Complex 3450 Longview Drive, Sacramento, CA 95821. The entrance to the parking lot can sometimes take 30 minutes or more, please take this into consideration!

You can find the athlete roster here with race times, Rio will runs as a division I/II school. Please have your athlete at the meet at least 1 hour before their race in order to warm up and get checked in.

Volunteers Needed

The RAAB Auction Committee needs 8-10 Rio student/athletes who can volunteer to work check-in and check-out for the Fall Social on Sat. Sept. 28 at The Center. We need kids that can handle the computer check-in and check-out process and get folks through the line as quickly as possible. We’ll also need students to run to the silent auction tables and pick up items for those checking out. We need students from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. They will be provided dinner. The busiest times are 5-6:30pm and then from 8:30-9:30pm. If the students are also Civitas students, Ms. Seibel will sign off on volunteer hours for them.

Please let Annemarie Gowan know if your student is interested:

We have the opportunity to raise money for the team and have a great team experience. The Rio Cross Country team has been asked to work a water station at this years Urban Cow race on October 6th as well as The Run to Feed the Hungry on Thanksgiving Day. We need 20 Student Athletes to work at each of these events. We have done these events the last couple of years and it is always a fun team experience and a chance to be out supporting the Sacramento running community. This is a great opportunity to earn volunteer hours for your college resume.

Season Schedule

Our season schedule is available at, which is the website where you can find out information about upcoming meets as well as competition results.

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