Rio XC Weekly Communication: November 10, 2019

Rio Freshman Boys - Sub-section Meet on 11/09/2019Sac-Joaquin Sub-Section Meet Recap

The Rio Freshman Boys finished in 3rd place, The Varsity Girls finished in 2nd Place and the Rio Varsity Boys finished in 7th Place at the 2019 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Sub-Section Cross Country Meet (View race results) and qualified for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section/Les Schwab Tires Cross Country Meet on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Willow Hill Reservoir/Folsom High School.

Additionally, the following Raiders qualified as individuals:

  • Junior Katie Hardwicke (Division 1/2 Girls JV race)
  • Sophomore Josie Perez (Division 2 Girls Frosh/Soph race)

The top 7 runners from the above teams that qualified for the SJS Section meet will continue to practice and compete, for the majority of our Rio Raiders, the 2019 season has come to a close. It has been a fun-filled season and the coaches are proud of every one of our Student Athletes!

Practice Schedule

The following schedule ONLY applies to runners who have qualified for the Section Meet.

  • Monday: 9:00 a.m. @ Bella Bru Cafe
  • Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday: 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. @ Rio Americano H.S.
  • Thursday: 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. @ Rio Americano H.S.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. @ Willow Hills Reservoir

Sac-Joaquin Section Meet

The 2019 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section/Les Schwab Tires Cross Country Meet for Division I-II-III-IV-V will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Willow Hill Reservoir Cross Country Course adjacent to Folsom High School.

The race is scheduled as follows:

CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Meet 2019 Schedule

Park in the Prairie City Road parking lot near the football field. Do not park in the small lot near the course. Folsom High School will charge $5.00 per vehicle for parking. Also, do not park in the Treehouse Shopping Center across from the high school.

Details

A Message From The Team Captains

Our end of the year banquet will be on November 21. 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). If you haven’t already given your donation to one of the team captains, please do so at school this coming week. 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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Rio XC Weekly Communication: November 3, 2019

2019 Rio XC SeniorsPractice Schedule

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday

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

Thursday

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

Saturday

  • 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/antonescay@hotmail.com) 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.

Details

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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Rio XC Weekly Communication: October 26, 2019

Practice Schedule

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday

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

Thursday

  • 3:00 p.m. CAL Finals Meet @ Willow Hills Reservoir (Athlete Early Dismissal)

Remaining Season Schedule

There have been questions regarding the remaining meets and who qualifies to advance. All athletes will compete in the CAL Finals and the Sac Joaquin Subsections. The top 10 Varsity teams at Subsections will qualify for the Sac Joaquin Section Meet, and the top 6 F/S & JV teams will qualify to advance to the Sections Meet. We have 2 remaining meets 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

This Thursday, October 31st we will have our Capital Athletic League Finals Meet at Willow Hills Reservoir Park, the meet will begin at 3:00 p.m. The schedule order is F/S Boys, F/S Girls, Varsity Boys, Varsity Girls; F/S Athletes will run the 2 mile course, Varsity will run the 5K course. Races are anticipated to start 30 minutes apart. This will be an Early Dismissal Day after 5th period and lunch (1:00p.m.) for athletes. There is no school provided transportation for this meet, please coordinate transportation for your athlete.

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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Rio XC Weekly Communication: October 13, 2019

Rio Boys @ WoodbridgePractice Schedule

Monday/Tuesday/Friday

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

Wednesday

  • 4:00 p.m. – League Meet @ Willow Hills Reservoir

Thursday

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

Dinner/Team Build Event (October 19th)

Coach Anton has purchased tickets for all athletes that RSVP’d for the HeartStoppers Haunted House, please be sure to Venmo him or bring money to practice. If you did not RSVP, tickets are still available directly from Heartstoppers. Please purchase tickets for the 8 p.m. time slot. This is not a mandatory team event or a Rio sponsored event, rather a fun night for teammates to get together. We will be meeting at The Old Spaghetti Factory (12401 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA) at 6 p.m. After Dinner we will go to Heartstoppers Haunted House (2300 Mine Shaft Lane, Rancho Cordova, CA), we anticipate finishing up at the Haunted House around 9:30 p.m. Each Athlete will be responsible for the cost of their meal (approx $25) and the haunted house ($30 online). All athletes and parents are welcome and those who don’t want to do the haunted house are invited to join for the dinner portion of the evening. We are asking for parent volunteers to drive from the Spaghetti Factory to the Haunted House as they are about 1.5 miles apart. Parents who are not driving from Spaghetti Factory to the haunted house would drop their kids at the Spaghetti Factory at 6 p.m. and pick up at the haunted house at 9:30 p.m.

Please RSVP as well as volunteer with Coach Anton Escay: 916-801-8110/antonescay@hotmail.com

CAL Center Meet

This Wednesday, October 16th we will have our first Capital Athletic League meet at Willow Hills Reservoir Park, the meet will begin at 4:00 p.m. The schedule order is F/S Boys, F/S Girls, Varsity Boys, Varsity Girls; all athletes will run the 2 mile course. Races are anticipated to start 20 minutes apart. This will be an Early Dismissal Day (2:25 p.m.) for athletes.

There is no school provided transportation for this meet, please coordinate transportation for your athlete.

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Rio XC Weekly Communication: September 23, 2019

2019 Rio XC Disneyland TripPractice Schedule

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday

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

Thursday

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

Saturday

  • 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 antonescay@hotmail.com

***PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO PARK***

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: annemariegowan@gmail.com

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 athletic.net, which is the website where you can find out information about upcoming meets as well as competition results.

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Rio XC Weekly Communication: September 15, 2019

Practice Schedule

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday

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

Thursday

  • Team departs for Woodbridge at 2:00 p.m. from Rio Americano H.S. (Students not going to Woodbridge, run on your own)

Friday

  • September 20th – Woodbridge Cross Country Classic (Students not going to Woodbridge run on your own)

RAAB Membership Dues

***PLEASE CHECK AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE JOINED RAAB AND PAID MEMBERSHIP DUES!***

Cross Country is only at 50% participation, our goal is 100% membership participation! If you haven’t already done so, please pay your RAAB dues as soon as possible. Dues are $110 per Athlete per sport, there is no longer a multi sport membership. If the dues are a financial strain please have a confidential conversation with Coach Anton and we can set up a payment plan or possibly a RAAB scholarship.

RAAB Membership Dues

Woodbridge Cross Country Classic

The much anticipated annual trip to the Woodbridge Classic & Disneyland is this week. We will compete in the Woodbridge High School Cross Country Classic Race at the Silverlakes Sports Complex in Norco on Friday, September 20, 2019, followed the next day (Saturday, September 21, 2019) by a trip to Disneyland.

The group will leave the Rio High School parking lot in cars driven by parents, after school on Thursday, September 19th, returning on Sunday, September 22nd (that means that students will miss school on Friday, September 20th).

All forms and the itinerary for the trip can be accessed at riotrackxc.com. Please review the Itinerary for trip details.

You can find the Woodbridge Classic Meet Schedule here with race times, Rio will run in the RED division.

STUDENTS: Coach Anton will have the Cross Country closet open before school on Thursday so you can store your bags. We will be leaving at 2pm after school gets out so make sure you bring everything to school for the trip. Alternatively, your parents can meet you after school with all your bags.

You can find vehicle and room assignments here. Please do not ask coaches to switch your room or vehicle assignment because you aren’t with all your friends.

Athletes not attending the Woodbridge Classic will need to run on their own. It is important that you continue to train to stay in race condition. Please see Coach Anton to get the details of your workouts.

Volunteers Needed

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 athletic.net, which is the website where you can find out information about upcoming meets as well as competition results.

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Rio XC Special Communication: September 12, 2019

Picture Day

We received confirmation after our weekly email went out Monday that GMG photography will be taking our team photo as well as individual athlete photos this Friday, September 13, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. on the Rio Track.

All athletes at practice this week received an order envelope to bring home. If you did not receive one they will be available on Friday, directly from GMG photo. This is a reminder that athletes need to bring their uniform with them to practice Friday for photos!

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Rio XC Weekly Communication: September 9, 2019

Rio JV Girls - Lagoon Valley Invitational - September 7, 2019Practice Schedule

Monday/Tuesday/Friday

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

Wednesday

  • 12:45 – 2:00 p.m. (Early School Dismissal) – Kids run on their own after school

Thursday

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

Saturday

  • September 14, 2019 – Josh Ruff Memorial Invitational Meet

Josh Ruff Memorial Invitational

We will be competing in the Josh Ruff Memorial Invitational at Willow Hills Reservoir Park on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

You can find detailed Josh Ruff Invitational information here with race times and directions, Rio will run in the large school division. The athlete list is at the bottom of this information. Please have athletes at the meet at least 1 hour before their race in order to warm up and get checked in.

Lagoon Valley Invitational Recap

The Raiders had a successful outing at the Lagoon Valley Invitational. This race is a tradition for Rio runners and is revered for it’s two challenging hills (Big Momma & Lil’ Sister). We entered over 80 athletes in this Invitational Meet and had many athletes set personal records! Senior Runner Sophia Karperos won the Girls Large School Varsity Divison anchoring our Girls Varsity team to second place overall.

As you likely witnessed, the coaches were extremely busy working with all the athletes; from making sure they got checked in for races, helping strategize for races, to calming anxious nerves. The coaching staff is extremely excited for the season ahead!

Season Schedule

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

RAAB Membership Dues

If you haven’t already done so, please pay your RAAB dues as soon as possible. Dues are $110 per Athlete per sport, there is no longer a multi sport membership. Our goal is 100% membership participation!

RAAB Membership Dues

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Rio XC Weekly Communication: September 1, 2019

Practice Schedule

There is practice on Labor Day (Monday) at the regular time, we do understand that some families will have plans for the long weekend and not be available for practice.

  • Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri: 3:30 – 4:45p.m. @ Rio Americano H.S.
  • Thursday: 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. @ Rio Americano H.S.
  • Saturday, September 7th: Lagoon Valley Classic Invitational Meet

Lagoon Valley Classic Invitational

We will be competing in the Lagoon Valley Classic Invitational at Lagoon Valley Park on Saturday, September 7th. It is critical that all athletes who cannot compete inform Coach Anton via email at antonescay@hotmail.com no later than Monday, September 2nd.

***PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO GET TO LAGOON VALLEY PARK. TRADITIONALLY,TRAFFIC BACKS UP ON LAGOON VALLEY RD TO THE I80 EXIT. THE LAST MILE TO THE PARKING LOT CAN SOMETIMES TAKE 30 MINUTES OR MORE, PLEASE TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERATION!***

You can find detailed Lagoon Valley information here with race times and directions, Rio will run in the large school division. The athlete list is at the bottom of this information. Please have your athlete at the meet at least 1 hour before their race in order to warm up and get checked in.

All athletes must compete in uniform. If you did not order a uniform or have not received your uniform yet, please email Coach Anton your size and we will provide you with a uniform which must be returned at the end of the season.

Season Schedule

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

RAAB Membership Dues

If you haven’t already done so, please pay your RAAB dues as soon as possible. Dues are $110 per Athlete per sport, there is no longer a multi sport membership. Our goal is 100% membership participation! RAAB Membership Dues.

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Oakmont Invitational Meet Info: August 31, 2019

DATE: Saturday, August 31, 2019
PLACE: Maidu Park, Roseville, CA

Course

All divisions will run a 4K (2.5 Miles) The course features a wide open grass starting area that doesn’t narrow down for 200 meters. From there, a lead bike will guide athletes over dirt, asphalt and additional grass surfaces. The course overlaps itself at several spots providing spectators and coaches with the opportunity to see almost every step of the race unfold.

Time Schedule

The meet schedule is listed below. The athlete list is at the bottom of this information. Please have your athlete at the meet at least 1 HOUR prior to their race in order to warm up and get checked in.

START TIME DIVISION NUMBER OF COMPETITORS
8:00 AM Varsity Girls Limited to 10 runners per team
8:30 AM Varsity Boys Limited to 10 runners per team
9:00 AM Sophomore Boys Unlimited (Only top 7 effect scoring)
9:30 AM Frosh/Soph Girls Unlimited (Only top 7 effect scoring)
10:00 AM Freshman Boys Unlimited (Only top 7 effect scoring)
10:30 AM Junior Varsity Girls Unlimited (Only top 7 effect scoring)
11:00 AM Junior Varsity Boys Unlimited (Only top 7 effect scoring)

Awards

Division Team Awards Individual Medals
Varsity Medals to top 3 teams Top 40 finishers
Frosh/Soph Medals to top 2 teams Top 20 finishers
Junior Varsity Medals to top team Top 20 finishers

WOMEN’S COMPETITION ROSTER

VARSITY (8:00AM RACE START)

Kaylee Barnes Katie Hardwicke Lucy Prieto
Alyssa Escay Sophia Karperos
Annalee Gorman Katie Newton

FROSH / SOPH (9:30AM RACE START)

Vanessa Billingsley Neli McCrystle Sierra Witte
Ava Cardwell Surina Naran Sophie Steubing
Annika Dengel Sophia Newcomer Ceci Waldmire
Grace Ducker Josie Perez
Molly Knepshield Olivia Schlieman

JUNIOR VARSITY (10:30AM RACE START)

Emi Anzai Samanth Frazelle Talia Friedman
Kendra Burton Caitlin Hayden
Alex Doyle Kate Foltz

MEN’S COMPETITION ROSTER

VARSITY (8:30AM RACE START)

Zach Chambers Ross Gowan Nathan Witte
Nathan Gauthier Jack Pallesen Braden Sanati
Nic Gorman Jalen Naran Steen Unsworth

SOPHOMORE  (9:00AM RACE START)

Cole Bertolani Ryan Mood Daniel Norris
Zach Carson Ethan Vahle Harrison Kariakin
Issac Chock Ryan Witte Ezekiel Montanio
Lucas Collins James Anderson Kian Sanati
Julian Doyle Luke Bosley

FRESHMAN  (10:00AM RACE START)

Kevin Carson Amari Fort Calvin Milde
Diego Castillo Trevor Frank Logan Porter
Gabriel Carmona Kodai Goose Kian Razavi
Sean Elliott Nate Heron Austin Alvarez
Aiden Escay Bradi Kerr Elikai Crowe
Tyler Escay Bobby Labbe Jianne Santos
Lucas Ferguson Francisco Martin

JUNIOR VARSITY (11:00AM RACE START)

Joseph Bender Tyler Macomber Joseph Bly
Jake Gallagher Dustin Ramirez McCormick Doolittle
Ethan Loomis Farith Soto
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