Rio XC Weekly Communication: November 3, 2019

2019 Rio XC SeniorsPractice Schedule


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


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


  • 9:00 a.m. @ Calaveras County Fairgrounds

Remaining Season Schedule

All athletes will compete this Saturday, November 9th, in the Sac-Joaquin Sub-section Meet. The top 10 Varsity teams at Sub-section will qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section Meet, and the top 6 F/S & JV teams will qualify to advance to the Section Meet. We have 1 remaining meet in which all athletes will compete and then we are hopeful that we have a large group who qualify to advance to Sections. Go Raiders!

CAL Finals Meet Recap

The Rio Cross Country Team had a great day of racing at the CAL Finals! In a dominating display, our Frosh – Soph Boys took 1st place.

In a very close race, Frosh – Soph Girls having a tie score with Vista for the 1st five runners had to go to the tiebreaker 6th runner, and Raiders take 2nd. Great Job!

The Varsity Boys finished 2nd overall with an outstanding performance. Seniors Ross Gowan and Nic Gorman came in 1st and 2nd overall, making Ross Gowan the 2019 CAL League Boys Champion. The Varsity Boys finished in 2nd behind Vista.

The Varsity Girls took down super power Vista Del Lago to become the 2019 CAL League Champions! This was another close race with a top 5 tie score needing to go to the tie breaker. With Lucy Prieto digging deep and displacing Vista’s 5th runner, Rio secured the Championship!

All of our Raider Athletes have put in a lot of hard work and their commitment and positive attitude make us proud!

Sac-Joaquin Sub-Section Meet

The 2019 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section/Les Schwab Tires Sub-Section Cross Country Meet for Division I-II-III-IV-V will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Frogtown, which is located on the Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 2 and 1/2 miles south of Angels Camp.

Volunteers are needed for this meet. Rio will be assisting in course monitoring. Two shifts are needed. Please contact Coach Anton (916-801-8110/ to throw your volunteer hat in the ring.

The race is scheduled as follows:

2019 CIF Sac-Joaquin Sub-section Schedule

Frosh/Soph and JV runners should plan on arriving at the venue by 8:00 a.m. Varsity runners should plan on arriving NO LATER THAN 10:00 a.m.

Parking is $5 CASH this year, so please plan accordingly.


A Message From The Team Captains

Our end of the year banquet will be on November 21st. We want to acknowledge the hard work of all our coaches. Please help us do so by donating to help fund their gifts. (suggested donations of $10-$20 per person.) Give your donation to one of the team captains at practice or at an upcoming meet. Thanks for your support!

Sophia Karperos, Alyssa Escay, Ross Gowan, and Jack Pallesen

End of Season Banquet

Please join us for the XC End Of Season Party hosted by the Rio XC Coaches! This event will be held at Rio Americano in the Cafeteria on Thursday November 21st from 6:30pm to 9:00pm in the Rio Cafeteria.

Pizza and Cake will be provided. Please sign up to bring some extra goodies that are needed! There is also an option to write in something you’d like to bring if it is not listed, Thank you!

Please RSVP by November 12th

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