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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Rio Track & Field Weekly Communication: February 23-29, 2020

Rio Track and Field Weekly Communication: February 23-29, 2020

Practice Schedule:

We will have practice during the President’s Week school break.

  • M/TU/W – 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.

Rio Spring Sports Information Night

Rio Americano will be having its annual Spring Sports meeting on February 25th at 6:00 p.m. in the Performing Art Center (PAC). This meeting will cover general Rio sports info and then break out into a short meeting with individual teams. You will meet the coaching staff and we will be going over the basics of our Track and Field season and what to expect. The finalized season schedule will be distributed outlining which meets are for all athletes and which meets are invitational only. We look forward to seeing you there!

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.

Upcoming Meets

Friday, February 28th – The 14th Annual SacTown Races at Whitney High School (701 Wildcat Blvd., Rocklin, CA). This is a Frosh / Soph Athlete meet. This will be an Early Dismissal Day for competing athletes as the meet starts at 3:30 p.m. Coaches will communicate with athletes to let them know what events they are participating in. There is no school provided transportation for this meet, please coordinate transportation for your athlete.

Saturday, February 29th – We will be hosting a dual meet scrimmage against Mira Loma at Rio Americano’s new Track & Field Facility. This will be a great opportunity for our athletes to get some race experience before the big meets of the season are upon us. The Scrimmage will begin at 9:30am with athletes arriving at 9am.

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Rio Track & Field Weekly Communication: February 17-23, 2020

Rio Track and Field Weekly Communication: February 17-23, 2020

Practice Schedule:

We will have practice during the President’s Week school break.

  • 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.

Uniforms

The uniform store is open!.

Athletes can purchase their own or borrow a school provided uniform, the deadline to order uniforms is February 23rd. If you are ordering your own uniform you must have a SINGLET and SHORTS, *girls may wear unisex shorts. Warm ups are recommended but optional. Use the uniform sizing chart on the link and or Coach Boler has uniform samples/sizes available in the PE office. If borrowing a uniform for the season please tell coach your size. Any uniform questions: trevor.boler@sanjuan.edu

Rio Spring Sports Information Night

Rio Americano will be having its annual Spring Sports meeting on February 25th at 6:00 p.m. in the Performing Art Center (PAC). This meeting will cover general Rio sports info and then break out into a short meeting with individual teams. You will meet the coaching staff and we will be going over the basics of our Track and Field season and what to expect. The finalized season schedule will be distributed outlining which meets are for all athletes and which meets are invitational only. We look forward to seeing you there!

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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2020 Rio Americano Track and Field Uniform and Gear Website Now Available

Adult Unisex Vertical Singlet - Rio Track and Field

Adult Unisex Vertical Singlet

Women's Compression Jersey - Rio Track and Field

Women’s Compression Jersey

Uniforms, clothing, and gear can now be purchased online.

Deadline: Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 (11:59pm PST)

  • All carts over $150 will receive FREE shipping!
  • All orders will be delivered to Rio Americano High School.
  • Estimated ship date: March 19th.
  • No returns or exchanges on decorated apparel.
  • We cannot ship internationally.
  • A $15 restocking fee will be charged for any non-decorated adidas return or exchange.
  • No orders will be taken after the deadline: February 23rd.

Details:

If you are ordering your own uniform you must have a SINGLET and SHORTS (girls may wear unisex shorts). Warm ups are recommended, but optional. Use the uniform sizing chart on the site and/or Coach Boler has uniform samples/sizes available in the PE office.

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Rio Track & Field Weekly Communication: February 8, 2020

Hello Track and Field Families,

We are fast approaching the Spring 2020 season! We will officially start Track and Field Practice on February 10, 2020 at 3:15 p.m.; athletes will meet on the Rio Track. Practice should end by 5:00 p.m.

We are building our distribution list for weekly email communications as well as use of the Remind App to keep you informed. It is important to sign up for the 2020 list as we create a new distribution every year to make sure we a reaching the right audience.

IMPORTANT: Sign up to be on our 2020 Rio Track & Field communication list

We will be using a weekly email as well as our website at riotrackxc.com for updates. The Remind platform will be used for time sensitive communications!

**If you do not sign up for the 2020 email distribution you will NOT receive future emails this season.**

We have returning coaches and several new members to our coaching staff this year

  • Head Coach: Pole Vault / Jumps / Hurdles – Coach Trevor Boler
  • Assistant Coach: Sprint Distance Runners – Coach David Becker
  • Assistant Coach: Mid / Distance Runners – Coach Anton Escay
  • Assistant Coach: Mid / Long Distance Runners – Coach Stacey Worthen
  • Assistant Coach: Throws – Coach Kyle Carrillo
  • Assistant Coach: Mid Distance / Jumps – Coach Tristin Thompson
  • Assistant Coach: Hurdles / Sprints – Artearra Coffey
  • Assistant Coach: General Support –  Coach Jorge Prieto

Rio Americano will be having its annual Spring Sports meeting on February 25th at 6:00 p.m. in the Performing Art Center (PAC). This meeting will cover general Rio sports info and then break out into a short meeting with individual teams. We look forward to seeing you there!

With the season fast approaching please make sure your athletic clearance is current! You will not be able to participate if you have not been cleared!  If you are participating in athletics for the first time this school year, you will need to sign up on SportsNet Inc. You can find instructions on the clearance process here.

If you need to have a physical and can’t get a timely appointment with your doctor, Dr. Sockolov on Scripps Ave (916-927-1114) takes walk-in appointments for Rio Athletes daily at 4 p.m. at a reasonable price (we believe $40).

Uniforms…Athletes can purchase a uniform online starting Feb 11th. The link for ordering uniforms will be found on our team website riotrackxc.com starting on February 11th. We will provide athletes with a uniform flyer and sizing at practice. If athletes do not wish to purchase a uniform, we have school provided uniforms available to be checked out for the season.

We are working on finalizing our season meet schedule. The preliminary schedule is currently available at athletic.net. Please note, not all athletes participate in every meet. Many of the meets are invitational or event specific meets which have entry requirements. All athletes will participate in the CAL League meets and CAL Championship meet. We will have a finalized meet schedule in the near future which will indicate which meets are all athletes or invitational only…please stay tuned.

We are looking forward to a fun and successful 2020 track season!

Thank you,

Rio Track & Field

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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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