Rio Cross Country & Track and Field Update: February 23, 2021

Cross Country

We have officially started Cross Country Season under the guidelines set by CIF / Sac Joaquin Section / Capitol Athletic League. All sports seasons will consist of league competition only, as the SJS/CIF Championships have been canceled. The Cross Country season will consist of 2 local league meets with a league final. The schedule has been tentatively set as outlined below, however this season has taught us that things change often.

The Cross Country official team store has closed. If you ordered items you should have received an email from the vendor regarding delivery timeline. If you have not received your uniform yet, don’t worry you can still compete this weekend in regular running attire. Uniforms should be in before our next race.

Practice Times & Locations:

All training groups are meeting at Rio for practice at 3:30 p.m.

  • Monday – Friday 3:30 p.m. @ Rio Americano

Coach Anton and Coach Stacey will be taking the temperature of each student before every practice. All athletes have been placed in a training group (cohort) no larger than 25, and social distancing will be strongly enforced. 

Tentative Cross Country Meet Schedule

February 27, 2021 – CAL Meet #1 @ Capital Christian

  • Freshman / Sophomore Coed Race @ 9:00 AM
  • Varsity coed Race @ 9:45 AM

March 13, 2021 – CAL Meet #2 @ Capital Christian

March 20, 2021 – CAL Championship @ TBD

This is tentative and Coaches will continue to communicate changes to the athletes. Please check for the current Cross Country / Track & Field calendar as well as any news updates. Additionally, if you use Google Calendars, you can add the Rio Track & Cross Country calendar.

You can reach Coach Anton at or 916-801-8110 

You can reach Coach Stacey at

Picture Day

We will be having our team picture day on Wednesday March 17th 3:30 p.m. Athletes will need to bring their uniforms to practice for the team picture, order forms will be handed out at practice Mon March 15th.

Track and Field

Track season is scheduled for April 26th through June 12th. We expect an optional pre-season conditioning for track to begin in early April. As the Track Season gets closer we will update you with a conditioning schedule.


Prior to participating in any Rio sports activities (including conditioning) all athletes must be cleared on SportsNet by the Athletic Department.

  1. All athletes must have a current sports physical on file in SportsNet
  2. If you are having difficulty getting an appointment with your primary doctor prior to July 29th, Dr. Sokolov’s office is available for sports physicals on a walk in basis Monday – Friday. Bring $30 cash and the Sports Physical form. The office is located at 1 Scripps Drive and is closed for lunch.

Please make sure your clearance and all online waivers are complete! You will not be able to participate if you have not been cleared! You can find instructions on the clearance process here.

There has been an update and athletes are allowed to participate in club sports while participating in a sport at Rio Americano. Additionally, when switching seasons from one sport to another there is a 14 day quarantine requirement. This will require any athletes participating in both Cross Country and Track to have a 14 day off period between the end of Cross Country and the start of any Track conditioning or practice.

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