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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Rio XC Weekly Communication: August 25, 2019

Practice Schedule

With hot temperatures forecast on Monday and Tuesday it is possible practice will get canceled. Keep an eye on the Google Calendar or the riotrackxc.com Calendar, if the temperature is over 102 we will cancel practice. We will monitor the temperature and forecast each day and make a decision and update the calendar by 12:00 PM on whether we will cancel practice. If practice is canceled athletes should run indoors (treadmill at the gym) on their own.

  • 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 (8/31): Oakmont Invitational Meet

SportsNet Athletic Clearance

We will be verifying all Athletic Clearances with the Athletic Director this week. Any athlete who is not cleared will be unable to participate in practices or competition. It is very important that athletes get their clearance ASAP! There is a new vendor handling sports clearances. You can find instructions on the clearance process here.

Oakmont Invitational

We will be competing in the Oakmont Invitational at Maidu Park on Saturday, August 31st. It is critical that all athletes that cannot compete inform Coach Anton via email at antonescay@hotmail.com no later than Monday, August 26th. We will be sending out a detailed communication Wednesday with race times and directions. The meet is scheduled to go from 8AM until 11:30AM with Varsity Races starting at 8AM.

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.

Rio Americano High School is only able to offer the LARGE RANGE of sports programs it does because of the financial assistance of our Sports Boosters. All programs here at Rio would experience cuts without RAAB funding. RAAB funds cover the cost of coaching stipends, athletic equipment, field and facility maintenance, uniforms and team specific needs just to mention a few places the money is spent. Donate NOW to ensure all 22 sport programs at Rio can continued to be offered.

Fundraising

We will have two fundraisers this year for Cross Country, Snap! Raise and Discount Card Sales. We’re kicking off our first fundraiser with Snap! Raise, on August 29, 2019. We ask that you help your student identify at least 20 people they will reach out to via email on Snap! Raise. The list of 20 emails should include many of your child’s biggest fans and needs to be completed in full to ensure our campaign is set up for success. It is my hope and expectation that each student will have a major impact on our program.

Our second fundraiser will be the sales of Discount Cards. RAAB is asking that all athletes sell 3 discount cards ($20/ea) to help fund athletics at Rio Americano. Cross Country will be working to sell 5 cards per athlete. The additional card sales will go toward funding Cross Country expenses which are not covered by the district or RAAB.

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Rio XC Weekly Communication: August 18, 2019

LAST CALL FOR WOODBRIDGE!

The Final Payment is due for our Woodbridge/Disney Trip! Please make sure you have your paperwork turned into Coach Anton by Monday, August 19th. All parents who are rooming at the Howard Johnson need to book a room ASAP, we will be releasing the block of rooms Monday, August 19th!

This year, the Rio Cross Country team will again 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 19, returning on Sunday, September 22 (that means that students will miss school on Friday, September 20). All forms and the itinerary for the trip can be accessed at riotrackxc.com. Please review the Itinerary for trip cost breakdowns and details.

STUDENTS: To join the team on this non-mandatory trip, you must:

  1. Complete the Student Field Trip Authorization form and the Student Contract and return them to Coach Anton; and
  2. Pay for the trip either by check, made payable to Rio Americano Athletic Boosters (RAAB) or by credit card through RAAB’s online payment system (NOTE: a 3.1% service fee is charged when paying via credit card). Also note that the cost of the trip increased by a bit to reflect the summer increase in the price for Disneyland tickets. If you’ve already paid in full, don’t worry about the increase. The trip can be paid in full or in two increments of $175 each, with the first payment due July 15, and the final payment due August 16. If this timeline creates a problem for you, let Coach Anton know and we can try to make other arrangements.

Practice Schedule

Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri: 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. @ Rio Americano H.S.

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

Saturday, August 24th: 8:00 a.m. @ Pennsylvania (3885 Pennsylvania Ave)

If temperatures reach above 102, we will cancel practice and athletes will run indoors on their own.

SportsNet Athletic Clearance

It is very important that athletes get their clearance ASAP! You will not be able to participate if you have not been cleared! There is a new vendor handling sports clearances. You can find instructions on the clearance process here.

RAAB Membership Dues

Rio Americano High School is only able to offer the LARGE RANGE of sports programs it does because of the financial assistance of our Sports Boosters. All programs here at Rio would experience cuts without RAAB funding. RAAB funds cover the cost of coaching stipends, athletic equipment, field and facility maintenance, uniforms and team specific needs just to mention a few places the money is spent. Donate NOW to ensure all 22 sport programs at Rio can continued to be offered.

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 Cross Country Summer Update: August 14, 2019

It is so hot you could fry an egg

This Week’s Practice Schedule

  • Thursday, August 15th – PRACTICE CANCELED DUE TO HEAT!
  • Friday, August 16th – 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.@ Rio Americano H.S.
  • Saturday, August 17th – 8:00 a.m. @ Willow Hills Reservoir (321 Barnhill Dr., Folsom, CA 95630)

Sports Physicals and SportsNet Athletic Clearance

There is a new vendor handling sports clearances. With the new school year fast approaching, 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.

Woodbridge Cross Country Classic

This year, the Rio Cross Country team will again 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 19, returning on Sunday, September 22 (that means that students will miss school on Friday, September 20). All forms and the itinerary for the trip can be accessed at riotrackxc.com. Please review the Itinerary for trip cost breakdowns and details.

STUDENTS: To join the team on this non-mandatory trip, you must:

  • Complete the Student Field Trip Authorization form and the Student Contract and return them to Coach Anton; and
  • Pay for the trip either by check, made payable to Rio Americano Athletic Boosters (RAAB) or by credit card through RAAB’s online payment system (NOTE: a 3.1% service fee is charged when paying via credit card). Also note that the cost of the trip increased by a bit to reflect the summer increase in the price for Disneyland tickets. If you’ve already paid in full, don’t worry about the increase. The trip can be paid in full or in two increments of $175 each, with the first payment due July 15, and the final payment due August 16. If this timeline creates a problem for you, let Coach Anton know and we can try to make other arrangements.
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