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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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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