Rio Cross Country Banquet Information: April 14, 2021

End of Season Banquet

Please join us for the XC End Of Season Banquet hosted by the Rio XC Coaches! This event will be held at Maddox Park (4821 Thor Way Carmichael, CA) on Wednesday, April 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Plan to bring a blanket or something to sit on as we will be social distancing in the grass area. Please bring your own drinks, coaches will provide Pizza and Cake.

Please RSVP total number attending to antonescay@hotmail.com

A Message From The Team Captains

We want to acknowledge the hard work of all our coaches. Please help us do so by donating to help fund the coaches’ gifts (suggested donations of $10-$20 per person). Please send your donation via Venmo to Katie Newton @katienewtonnn. Coach Anton and Coach Stacy have been working hard for what turned into a 9 month conditioning and Cross Country season. Thanks for your support!

Katie Newton, Lucy Prieto, Zach Chambers, Jalan Naran

Open Banquet Information as a PDF

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2021 Track and Field Registration

2021 Season: APRIL 12th – JUNE 12th*

*Practice M-F 3:30-5:00 p.m. starting April 12th*

Step 1Email Coach Boler (trevor.boler@sanjuan.edu) stating you are interested in joining the Track and Field team.

Step 2COVID-19 Waiver signature needed. Scan and email to Coach Boler (you may drop off in person at the PE/Track office during school hours or bring to conditioning practice).

Step 3 – Familiarize yourself with our shared Track/Cross Country website, https://riotrackxc.com/. Join the email list for updates.

Step 4 – Sport Physical by your primary doctor or see link for drop in Physicals. Physical Form. Call 1st for drop-in appointment. *Physicals good for one year, if already had a physical.

Step 5Online Athletic Clearance & Clearance Help or How To

Step 6Pay $110 Rio Sports Boosters Fee

Step 7 – Uniform ($60) may be purchased from Coach Boler before or early season. If you have a financial issue please speak with Coach Boler and we can arrange for you to borrow a uniform for the season. Uniforms are good for all 4 years. If you have a uniform from last season or cross country, you are all set.

*Last step, please email Coach Boler again when you have completed steps 1-6. Students missing items will not be allowed to practice.

*Additional fundraising for all Rio sports, including Track and Field is the annual Golf Tournament. Please share with Parents as some might be very interested in this awesome event.

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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 riotrackxc.com 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 antonescay@hotmail.com or 916-801-8110 

You can reach Coach Stacey at staceyworthen@hotmail.com

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.

Clearance

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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Rio Cross Country & Track and Field Update: February 2, 2021

Good News! There is a plan to return to competition and a tentative calendar for sports seasons.
Cross Country

We will start Rio Cross Country conditioning on February 8, 2021 and have a tentative start date of official Rio XC practice and season of February 15th. The Cross Country season is scheduled for February 15 through April 5th. All sports seasons will consist of league competition only, as the SJS/CIF Championships have been canceled.

The Cross Country official team store is now open. The store will only be open for one week so please order your uniforms ASAP. These uniforms are good for all 4 years at Rio including track and field. Only mandatory items are race top and spandex bottoms for girls and race top and race shorts for boys everything else is non essential and for fun. Here is the link to our store.

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.

Clearance

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

All athletes must have a current sports physical on file in SportsNet. 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.

Due to Covid Guidelines, no athletes are allowed to participate in any club sports while participating in a sport at Rio Americano. This was established in order to reduce the number of contacts between Rio athlete cohorts at school and outside clubs. 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.

Conditioning Times & Locations:

Please check the Rio Track / XC Google calendar for the most up to date information on practice times and locations.

Monday – Friday: 3:30pm @ Rio Americano
Saturdays: 9:00 to 10:30am @ TBD

Coach Anton and Coach Stacey will be taking the temperature of each student before every conditioning or practice. All athletes will be placed in a training group (cohort) no larger than 25, and social distancing will be strongly enforced. If you are still concerned about Covid risks to your family please keep your child at home and they can continue to train on their own.

Please remember to check our Google Calendar at riotrackxc.com for any changes.

You can reach Coach Anton at antonescay@hotmail.com or 916-801-8110

You can reach Coach Stacey at staceyworthen@hotmail.com
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Rio Track & Field Update: June 24, 2020

The San Juan Unified School District approved the proposal to start athletics!

We are cleared to start summer conditioning provided we adhere to the guidelines of the San Juan Protocol for Re-opening Athletic Practices and Drills. Prior to participating in conditioning we must complete some of items:

  • Parents and Athletes review the Protocol for Re-opening Athletics document
  • Parents and Athletes attend a Zoom Meeting to go over the Expectations of Coaches and Athletes for Re-opening Athletics.
  • When: Fri Jun 26, 2020 4pm – 5pm
  • Meeting ID: 871 8325 6406
  • Password: 158102
  • If Parents or Athlete are unable to participate in the Zoom meeting they will need to send an email stating they have received and reviewed the San Juan Unified School District Protocol for Re-opening Athletic Practices and Drills PowerPoint Document and they accept the terms to: malaya.cabrera@sanjuan.edu and cc: antonescay@hotmail.com
  • All athletes and parents must complete and sign a Covid-19 participation waiver
  • All Athletes must be cleared on SportsNet by the Athletic Department

The Covid-19 waiver and sports clearance are available online through the vendor, SportsNet. Please make sure your clearance and waiver are complete! You will not be able to participate if you have not been cleared! You can find instructions on the clearance process here.

The Sportsnet website is currently updating to include the Covid-19 waiver and should be available June 25th.

We are planning to start summer conditioning June 29th:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8:00pm – @ Ancil Hoffman
  • Saturdays 9:00am to 10:00am @ Crazy for Yogurt Parking Lot (if temperature is over 100° practice will be canceled please check the Google calendar for updates!)

Coach Anton and Coach Stacey will be taking the temperature of each student before every practice. All athletes will be placed in a training group no larger than 10, and social distancing will be strongly enforced. If you are still concerned about covid risks to your family please keep your child at home and they can continue to train on their own. Summer conditioning is not mandatory. Please remember to check our Google Calendar at riotrackxc.com or any changes.

You can reach Coach Anton at antonescay@hotmail.com or 916-801-8110
You can reach Coach Stacey at staceyworthen@hotmail.com

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Rio Track & Field Update: June 18, 2020

Here we go!

We have been informed that the San Juan Unified School District will be voting on a proposal to start athletics on June 29th.

What does this mean for Rio Cross Country?

We are planning to start summer conditioning June 29th at Ancil Hoffman:

  • Mondays 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Wednesdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Saturdays at the Crazy for Yogurt parking lot 9:00am to 10:00am

Coach Anton and Coach Stacey will be taking the temperature of each student before every practice along with covid 19 forms to be filled out by each athlete. All athletes will be placed in a training group no larger than 10, and social distancing will be strongly enforced. If you are still concerned about covid risks to your family please keep your child at home and they can continue to train on their own. Summer conditioning is not mandatory.

Please remember to check our Google Calendar at riotrackxc.com for any changes.

All athletes and parents must complete and sign a participation waiver.

All Athletes must be cleared athletically by the Athletic Department.

The vendor handling sports clearances is SportsNet, please make sure your clearance is complete! You will not be able to participate if you have not been cleared! You can find instructions on the clearance process here.

You can reach Coach Anton at antonescay@hotmail.com or 916-801-8110
You can reach Coach Stacey at staceyworthen@hotmail.com

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Rio Track & Field Update: April 14, 2020

The information relayed last week from San Juan Unified and the CIF regarding school closures for the entire year has inevitably led to our season ending, the coaching staff would like to thank all the Track and Field athletes. The time and effort that you all put in to be in the best position for a successful season is very appreciated. We are thankful to have had the opportunity to coach you and look forward to 2021 when we can compete again!

CIF Statement Regarding 2020 Spring Sports

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Based on the recent statements issued by Governor Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, regarding schools turning to distance learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) does not see an avenue for the spring sports season to continue. As such, in consultation today with the 10 Section Commissioners, the decision has been made to cancel spring Section, Regional, and State Championship events.
We understand this is disappointing for everyone involved in education-based athletics and empathize with our student-athletes and all who are impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. As always, our top priority is everyone’s ongoing health and safety during this challenging time, and we all look forward to the day when education-based athletics resumes.

Ron Nocetti
CIF Executive Director

Uniform update

Uniforms were delivered to the Sacramento location to be printed just as stores were closing. Therefore, uniforms are delayed until the store reopens for printing. The printing process only takes a couple days. Uniforms should be ready as soon as businesses are cleared to re-open. Once the social distancing restrictions are eased we will arrange for uniform distribution.

Rio utilizes the same uniform each year in both Track & Field as well as Cross Country. While you won’t be able to use your uniform this year for Track, you will use the same uniform for your entire Track and Field career at Rio! As the local printer must purchase the uniforms from his supplier prior to printing them we are unable to get a refund on uniforms.

Rio Cross Country

If you are interested in joining the Cross Country team? Join the 2020 Rio Cross Country mailing list to stay informed on important meetings, practice schedules, and more.

Summer conditioning will start in June depending on social distance guidelines, Summer Conditioning is a great way to stay in shape over summer and run with your friends and teammates!

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Rio Track & Field Weekly Communication: March 14, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the highly fluid situation with constantly changing circumstances related to COVID-19, the district has made the decision to close San Juan Unified campuses to students as of Monday, March 16th. Campuses will be closed to students through the end of spring break (Sunday, April 12th), including athletics and all extracurricular activities.

Track is currently “in-season” meaning coaches are allowed to communicate with athletes/families via emails/website; however, we cannot hold official practices at Rio or any other location. Please do not jump the fence into the Rio Stadium or workout at school, which may come across as practice.

We are encouraging all athletes to continue training on their own in anticipation of the restart of our season in mid-April. Relevant dates, workout plans, and updated season information will be sent out on a continuing basis.

While we have seen the competition schedule get postponed or canceled we are hopeful we will be able to resume practice and competition when the Rio campus reopens on April 13th.

The coaching staff is remaining positive and encouraging our athletes to look at the opportunities this brings vs looking at the disruption to the season. Athletes can adjust workouts focusing on individual or event needs, they can do video review of your event specialty, and focus on nutrition.

As of this time we have received notice that our meets through April 4th have been postponed. This includes Title IX Meet at ARC March 14th; Capital Athletic League Meet #1 at Rio Americano March 19th; The Dublin Distance Fiesta March 20-21; The Bronco Distance & Pole Vault Carnival March 27th; Thunder Invitational March 28th; and the Stanford Invite April 3rd & 4th.

Coaches will continue to communicate updates and schedule changes to the athletes however, you can check riotrackxc.com for the current Track & Field calendar as well as any news updates.

Additionally, if you use Google Calendars, you can add the Rio Track & Field calendar.

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Rio Track & Field Weekly Communication: March 8-14, 2020

Practice Schedule:

  • M/TU/W/F – Rio Americano H.S. 3:15 – 5:00 p.m.
  • TH – Rio Americano H.S. 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday – Title IX Invitational @ American River College

Coaches will continue to communicate practice times and changes to the athletes however, you can check riotrackxc.com for the current Track & Field calendar as well as any news updates. Additionally, if you use Google Calendars, you can add the Rio Track & Field calendar.

Meet Recap

The Raiders had a very successful weekend at the CSUS High School Classic. Ross Gowan set the new school record for the 1600M! We had so many athletes set new personal best marks, the Raiders track team is off to a great start of the season. The coaching staff is excited by the positive attitude and hard work of the team!

Upcoming Meets

Title IX Invitational at American River College on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

The Title IX Invitational is a fun early season meet held at American River College. This meet has a Freshman and Varsity Division which will allow our new Track & Field athletes a great opportunity to participate in their first large Invitational High School Meet. We are finalizing our entries and will have an informational meet communication sent out by Thursday (3/12/20) which will include our competition roster as well as meet timeline. Your athlete should know what events they have been entered in by Tuesday.

RAAB Membership Dues

If you haven’t already done so, please pay your RAAB dues as soon as possible, dues are $110 per player for one sport. These dues are critical to the success of our Athletic Programs at Rio, paying for coaching stipends, operating expenses, etc. It’s an important part of our programs for all the benefits it provides our children in Rio sports programs.

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Rio Track & Field Weekly Communication: March 1-7, 2020

Practice Schedule:

  • M/TU/W/F – Rio Americano H.S. 3:15 – 5:00 p.m.
  • TH – Rio Americano H.S. 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Coaches will continue to communicate practice times and changes to the athletes however, you can check riotrackxc.com for the current Track & Field calendar as well as any news updates. Additionally, if you use Google Calendars, you can add the Rio Track & Field calendar.

Meet Recap

The Raiders had a great weekend of competition. We opened the season with The SacTown Invite meet allowing our Freshman and Sophomore athletes the opportunity to get some early season competition. Many new athletes got to experience their first High School Invitational Meet and set new records.

On Saturday, Rio held its first scrimmage on our new Track & Field Facility against Mira Loma. This was a great opportunity for our athletes to get some time trial work before we get into the busy time of our season. Thank you to all the parents who came out to support and cheer on the team!

Upcoming Meets

Sacramento State H.S. Track Classic – (3/7/2019)

This is a highly competitive selection only meet, we expect about a dozen of our athletes will be accepted. Only the top 32 Athletes entered by all schools in each event will be selected. We have submitted our athletes marks and are waiting to hear from the meet organizer to see which of our athletes will make the cut and be entered in the meet. The Coaches will inform athletes accepted into the meet by Thursday, March 5th. The majority of our athletes will not be participating in this meet, however we invite and encourage all athletes to attend and take in the excitement of a high caliber selection meet held on one of the fastest tracks in the country.

RAAB Membership Dues

If you haven’t already done so, please pay your RAAB dues as soon as possible, dues are $110 per player for one sport. These dues are critical to the success of our Athletic Programs at Rio, paying for coaching stipends, operating expenses, etc. It’s an important part of our programs for all the benefits it provides our children in Rio sports programs.

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