CAL League Meet #1 Info: October 10, 2018

DATE: October 10, 2018

PLACE:

Willow Hills XC Course
Folsom High School
1655 Iron Point Road
Folsom, CA 95630

GENERAL:

Students will have an Early Dismissal at 2:30. We would like all athletes at Willow Hills no later than 3:15.  There is no school provided transportation for this meet, please coordinate transportation for your athlete. School Administration has asked us to remind parents that it discourages students giving other students a ride.  If you are having your student athlete get a ride from another student, you must have a note from a parent of both parties authorizing this.  Additionally, please remember California State Law requires a driver have their license for 1 year prior to driving with others in the vehicle. We will have a tent set up in bleachers for athletes and parents to be together and cheer on the team. Look for the Rio Raiders tent!

It is IMPORTANT that athletes who are unable to attend inform their coaches no later than Sunday October 7th, 2018 by 5PM!

Coaches must submit a final athlete roster to the meet director and incorrect rosters cause issues. Please communicate with your coaches in advance if you have a conflict!

PARKING:

Parking can be accessed through Folsom High School parking lot.  Please be aware that this is a school day and you will be arriving as Folsom High is dismissing at 3:03PM.  Please allow time to park when arriving.

DIRECTIONS:

Coming from Business 50 East – Exit Prairie City Road in Folsom, turn left onto Prairie City Road, you can park in the lot on your right off Prairie City Road (Folsom High back entrance) or turn right onto Iron Point Road and right into Folsom High School (front entrance).

TIME SCHEDULE:   

All Athletes will have an Early Dismissal at 2:30. The meet schedule is listed below, this is a league meet with only 4 races total being run. Coaches want all athletes at the meet for all races to cheer on your teammates! The athlete competition roster is at the bottom of this information. We will have the Rio XC Team Tent set up in the team camp area.

RACE SCHEDULE:

  • 4:00 PM – Boys Frosh / Soph 3400M (2.11 Miles)
  • 4:20 PM – Girls Frosh / Soph 3400M (2.11 Miles)
  • 4:40 PM – Boys Varsity 3400M (2.11 Miles)
  • 5:00 PM – Girls Varsity 3400M (2.11 Miles)

QUESTIONS or CONCERNS?

Please Contact: Coach Anton Escay (916) 801-8110 or Coach Lea Wallace (707) 225-587

MEN’S COMPETITION ROSTER

Varsity Boys – 4:40 PM – 3400 Meters (2.11 Miles)

  • Max Boyken
  • Christian Melliza
  • Zach Chambers
  • Reed Moore
  • Logan Duffy
  • Jack Murphy
  • Conner Ettinger
  • Jensen Salvatori
  • Nic Gorman
  • William Samuelson
  • Ross Gowan
  • Braden Sanati
  • Josh Hendriksen
  • Nathan Vorhes
  • Nicholas Lemke
  • Nathan Witte
  • Ermiyas Mammo

Boys Frosh/Soph – 4:00PM – 3400 Meters (2.11 Miles)

  • Joseph Bender
  • Nathan Gauthier
  • Cole Bertolani
  • Ethan Loomis
  • David Bozarth
  • Tyler Macomber
  • Alex Carnefix
  • Ryan Mood
  • Isaac Chock
  • Jalen Naran
  • Lucas Collins
  • Farith Soto
  • Nathan Dorway
  • Ethan Vahle
  • Julian Doyle
  • David Valencia
  • Carter Duty
  • Ryan Witte
  • Jacob Gallagher

WOMEN’S COMPETITION ROSTER

Varsity Girls – 5:00 PM – 3400 Meters (2.11 Miles)

  • Emi Anzai
  • Samantha Frazelle
  • Kaylee Barnes
  • Annalee Gorman
  • Kendra Burton
  • Caitlin Hayden
  • Lauren Calcagno
  • Sophia Karperos
  • Anna Chriss
  • Katie Newton
  • Megan Dang
  • Lucy Prieto
  • Alyssa Escay

Girls Frosh/Soph – 4:20 PM – 3400 Meters (2.11 Miles)

  • Vanessa Billingsley
  • Katie Hardwicke
  • Ella Bracchi
  • Neli McCrystle
  • Ava Cardwell
  • Sophia Newcomer
  • Annika Dengel
  • Josie Perez
  • Alex Doyle
  • Makenna Wenger-Johnson
  • Grace Ducker
  • Sierra Witte
  • Talia Friedman
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Rio XC Weekly Communication: October 1-7, 2018

Ermiyas CXC September 29, 2018

  • MONDAY (10/1): PRACTICE @ RIO 3:30-5:00PM
  • TUESDAY (10/2): PRACTICE 3:30-5:00PM
  • WEDNESDAY (10/3): PRACTICE 3:30-5:00PM
  • THURSDAY (10/4): PRACTICE 2:15-3:45PM
  • FRIDAY (10/5): NO SCHOOL – PRACTICE @ RIO 3:30-5:00PM
  • SATURDAY (10/6): PRACTICE @ WILLOW HILLS XC COURSE 9:00-11:0AM

Capitol Cross Challenge Recap

Our Varsity Boys and Girls team each took 7th place in the 5,000 Meters Varsity Seeded division. This was a very competitive field and a great experience for our runners to see college programs competing. Congratulations to all our runners on a great day on the course!

Capital Athletic League Meet (October 10th)

Our next competition will be our first league meet on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 4PM. We are working with the meet host to get more information on start times, it is likely the athletes will need an early dismissal from 6th period. We will be sending out meet information by Monday, October 8, 2018 with specifics including competition rosters and early dismissal information. If your athlete can not compete at this event, please have them inform the coaches ASAP. It is important that we have an accurate competition roster as we must pay for each athlete we enter regardless if they run or not.

RAAB Membership Dues

If you haven’t already done so, please pay your RAAB dues as soon as possible. Dues are $75 per player for one sport, or $125 for the year for multiple sports. These dues are critical to the success of our Athletic Programs at Rio, paying for coaching stipends, operating expenses, uniforms etc. It’s a small amount to pay for all that our children receive from the sports programs.

Photo courtesy of Annemarie Gowan

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Capital Cross Challenge Meet Info: September 29, 2018

Event Map - 2018 Capital Cross Challenge

DATE: September 29, 2018

RESULTS: Athletic.net or RT Timing Solutions

PLACE: Arcade Creek Golf Course, Sacramento, CA (Parking accessed through Sacramento Softball Complex, 3450 Longview Drive, Sacramento, CA 95821. Parking $5 Cash per spectator car.

COURSE5000m (Varsity) and 2 miles (Frosh/Soph & Open) The course is flat with short Bermuda grass. The course will be wheeled to accurate distance.

PARKING: Please allow plenty of EXTRA TIME FOR PARKING! Bring $5 CASH for parking. No coaches/team vans/parents dropping off athletes, etc. can access the cross country race through Fulton Ave. If a parent wants to just drop off an athlete and then leave without parking, they can do so, but they will have to go through the general parking line and then follow instructions from parking attendants.

DIRECTIONS: Coming from Business 80 East (AKA I-80BL/Capital City Freeway) – Exit Watt Ave North, turn left onto Longview Drive, turn left into the Sacramento Softball Complex, proceed to the end of the road and then follow the coned lane until parked by parking attendants.

Coming from I-80 West – Exit Watt Ave, turn left onto Watt Ave., turn right onto Longview Drive, turn left into the Sacramento Softball Complex, proceed to the end of the road and then follow the coned lane until parked by parking attendants.

Coming from I-80 East – Exit Longview Drive, turn right into the Sacramento Softball Complex, proceed to the end of the road and then follow the coned lane until parked by parking attendants.

TIME SCHEDULEThe meet schedule is listed below, Rio will run in the Seeded Varsity Division and the Division 1&2 Frosh / Soph / Open Races. The athlete competition roster is at the bottom of this information. Please have your athlete at the meet at LEAST 1.5 hours before their race in order to warm up and get checked in. We will have the Rio XC Team Tent set up in the team camp area located along the north side of the course, which is on the backside of the finish straight along the tree line.

RACE SCHEDULE:

  • 8:00 am – Unseeded Varsity Boys 5k
  • 8:25 am – Unseeded Varsity Girls 5k
  • 8:55 am – Seeded Varsity Boys 5k
  • 9:20 am – Seeded Varsity Girls 5k
  • 9:50 am – College Men 8k
  • 10:30 am – College Women 6k
  • 11:00 am – Frosh/Soph Boys (Div 3, 4 and 5) 2 mile
  • 11:10 am – Frosh/Soph Boys (Div 1 and 2) 2 mile
  • 11:30 am – Frosh/Soph Girls (All Divisions) 2 mile
  • 11:45 am – Open Boys 2 mile – Unlimited Entries
  • 11:55 am – Open Girls 2 mile – Unlimited Entries
  • 12:15 pm – Youth Boys 1.4 mile
  • 12:35 pm – Youth Girls 1.4 mile

MENS COMPETITION ROSTER

Varsity Boys Seeded – 8:55 AM – 5,000 Meters

  • Connor Ettinger
  • Jensen Salvatori
  • Ross Gowan
  • Zach Chambers
  • Nic Gorman
  • Ermiyas Mamo
  • Max Boyken
  • Jack Murphy
  • William Samuelson

Boys Frosh/Soph Div 1 & 2 – 11:10 AM – 2 Miles

  • Nathan Gauthier
  • Ethan Vahle
  • Jalen Naran
  • Farith Soto
  • Ryan Witte
  • David Bozarth
  • Carter Duty
  • Harrison Kariakin
  • Isaac Shock
  • Jack Lewis

Boys Open – 11:45 AM – 2 Miles

  • Nathan Dorway
  • Alex Carnefix
  • Ethan Loomis
  • Cole Bertolani
  • Nicolas Lemke
  • Julian Doyle
  • Nathan Witte
  • Jacob Gallagher
  • Logan Duffy
  • Josh Hendriksen
  • Lucas Collins
  • Jonathan Holst
  • Christian Melliza
  • Nathan Vorhes
  • Ryan Mood
  • David Valencia
  • Tyler Macomber
  • Jack Pallesen

WOMENS COMPETITION ROSTER

Varsity Girls Seeded – 9:20 AM – 5,000 Meters

  • Sophia Karperos
  • Lauren Calcagno
  • Kaylee Barnes
  • Katie Newton
  • Alyssa Escay
  • Lucy Prieto
  • Annalee Gorman

Girls Frosh/Soph All Divisions – 11:30 AM – 2 Miles

  • Talia Friedman
  • Sierra Witte
  • Ava Cardwell
  • Makenna Wenger-Johnson
  • Katie Hardwicke
  • Annika Dengel
  • Josie Perez
  • Sophia Newcomer
  • Ella Bracchi
  • Neli McCrystle

Girls Open – 11:55 AM – 2 Miles

  • Megan Dang
  • Molly Knepshield
  • Caitlin Hayden
  • Vanessa Billingsley
  • Anna Chriss
  • Grace Ducker
  • Emi Anzai
  • Samantha Frazelle
  • Kendra Burton

QUESTIONS or CONCERNS?

Please Contact: Coach Lea Wallace (707) 225-5879 or Coach Anton Escay (916) 801-8110

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Rio XC Weekly Communication: September 24-30, 2018

MONDAY (9/24)

  • 3:30 pm: Practice Starts
  • 5:00 pm: Practice Ends

TUESDAY (9/25)

  • 3:30 pm: Practice Starts
  • 5:00 pm: Practice Ends

WEDNESDAY (9/26)

  • 3:30 pm: Special Guest Speaker in the Rio Library: Sports Psychologist
  • 5:45 pm: Practice Ends

THURSDAY (9/27)

  • 2:15 pm: Practice Starts
  • 3:45 pm: Practice Ends

FRIDAY (9/28)

  • 3:30 pm: Practice Starts
  • 5:00 pm: Practice Ends

SATURDAY (9/29)

  • Capital Cross Challenge (Meet information will be sent out on Thursday, September 27, 2018

Pacific Tiger Invitational Highlights

Our Varsity Boys team took 4th place overall with outstanding performances including a sub 16-minute 5K by Senior Connor Ettinger (only the second time that’s been done in Rio history!). Another standout performance was Sophomore Ermiyas Mamo who took 3rd place overall (out of 370 athletes) in the Large School Boys Frosh/Soph race. Junior Sophia Karperos continue her strong season with a 10th place finish (out of 274) in the Varsity Girls 5K race.

Congratulations to all our runners on a great day on the course, many of you set personal records out there!

Capital Cross Challenge (September 29th)

This is an exciting and fast race! A great experience for all runners to take in the atmosphere of a big race. There will be all levels from youth to college competing in this event. The meet will be held at the Arden Creek Cross Country Course (Haggin Oaks Golf Complex). The course is flat and mostly run on short grass which lends to fast times and many personal records. This site is the location of the 2018 NCAA West Regional Cross Country Championships. We will be sending out meet information by Thursday 9/27/18 with specifics including competition rosters and parking information. If your athlete can not compete at this event, please have them inform the coaches ASAP. It is important that we have an accurate competition roster as we must pay for each athlete we enter regardless if they run or not.

RAAB Membership Dues

If you haven’t already done so, please pay your RAAB dues as soon as possible. Dues are $75 per player for one sport, or $125 for the year for multiple sports. These dues are critical to the success of our Athletic Programs at Rio, paying for coaching stipends, operating expenses, uniforms etc. It’s a small amount to pay for all that our children receive from the sports programs.

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Pacific Tiger Invitational Meet Info: September 22, 2018

Details and Directions

Event Schedule

Results

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Woodbridge Cross Country Classic Meet Info: September 14, 2018

Details and Directions

Event Schedule

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Willow Hill 5 Way Meet Info: September 8, 2018

Details and Directions

Look for the Rio team tent in the grass area near the start line. Note that there will be 2 total (Womens race at 9:00 a.m. and Mens race at 9:30 a.m.). Willow Hill Reservoir Community Park is located in the back of Folsom High School (1655 Iron Point Rd. Folsom CA 95630).

Please be aware that after the race some kids will have a substantial cool down in order to keep on schedule with their weekly mileage. If this is an issue please let Coach Anton know and other arrangements can be made.

Event Schedule

Mens Races

  • 9:30 AM 2.1 Miles Frosh-Soph
  • 9:30 AM 2.1 Miles Varsity

Womens Races

  • 9:00 AM 2.1 Miles Frosh-Soph
  • 9:00 AM 2.1 Miles Varsity
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Lagoon Valley Classic Meet Info: September 1, 2018

Details and Directions

Event Schedule

Mens Races

  • 8:00 AM 1.5 Miles Middle School/Club
  • 8:30 AM 2 Miles Freshmen
  • 9:00 AM 2 Miles Frosh/Soph
  • 10:35 AM 3 Miles Varsity – Large School
  • 11:05 AM 3 Miles Varsity – Small School
  • 11:45 AM 2 Miles Junior Varsity

Womens Races

  • 8:15 AM 1.5 Miles Middle School/Club
  • 8:45 AM 2 Miles Frosh/Soph
  • 9:25 AM 3 Miles Varsity – Large School
  • 10:00 AM 3 Miles Varsity – Small School
  • 11:30 AM 2 Miles Junior Varsity
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2018 Woodbridge Classic and Disneyland Trip

This year, the Rio Cross Country team will complete in the Woodbridge High School Cross Country Classic Race at the Silverlakes Sports Complex in Norco on Friday, September 14, 2018, followed the next day (Saturday, September 15, 2018) 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 13, returning on Sunday, September 16 (that means that students will miss school on Friday, September 14).

Please review the itinerary for trip for cost breakdowns and important 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 $150 each, with the first payment due July 15, and the final payment due August 17. If this timeline creates a problem for you, let Coach Anton know and we can try to make other arrangements.

PARENTS: Would you like to be a parent driver and chaperone on this trip?

If yes, THANK YOU! Driving to Southern California with a carload of kids is truly a labor of love. The trip is a blast and you will have a great time getting to know all the fabulous Rio parents, coaches, and runners! We appreciate your willingness to help make this trip possible! For the safety of our students, there are three steps necessary for a parent to serve as a driver:

  1. You must complete a Volunteer Personal Automobile Use Form and submit it along with a copy of your driver’s license and insurance policy declaration page back to the Rio principal’s office. This form must be completed each year, so if you completed it last year, you still need to fill out a new one this year (Coach Anton has hard copies of this document if you’d prefer to get one from him instead).
  2. Complete an Adult/Parent/Guardian/Chaperone Field Trip Authorization form and return it to Anton (or pick up a hard copy of this form from Anton to complete).
  3. You must have your fingerprints on file in the San Juan Unified School District Office. (Fingerprints taken for another school district or your job will not work.) To do this, complete a San Juan Unified School District Human Resources Fingerprint Authorization Form, also available in the principal’s office at Rio. This form must contain an original signature from Principal Ginter. Coach Anton also has a few of these signed forms if you’d like to get one from him. Once you complete this form, you’ll need to make an appointment with the San Juan Unified School District to get fingerprinted. Do this as soon as possible, as it takes a few weeks to process. It is free for parent volunteers. If you have already been fingerprinted by the San Juan Unified School District, please provide us with the following information about you so that we can make sure the district has your fingerprints on file: Full Legal Name, Date of Birth and last four digits of your Social Security Number.

The kids generally head to Disneyland with other kids, so parents have Saturday to themselves. If you’d like to purchase additional park hopper tickets to Disneyland, you can purchase them for $156 per person via check made payable to RAAB and given to Coach Anton, or via credit card through RAAB online. Please note that payment by credit card will incur a 3.1% service charge.

Parent chaperones may book rooms at the same hotel in which the students are staying by using their credit cards. A block of rooms (at a discount rate) has been reserved under the Rio Americano High School Cross Country Team. All rooms reserved include two queen-sized beds, with a twin roll-away bed option. To reserve a parent room, call the in-house reservation line at Howard Johnson at (714) 776-6120, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You must reserve your parent room by August 15 at the latest.

Direct student or parent questions to Jennifer Taylor-Karperos at karperos@sbcglobal.net or Coach Anton at antonescay@hotmail.com.

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2018 Rio Americano Cross Country Uniform Details

New uniforms and gear can be purchased via Athletics Unlimited.

  • All orders will be delivered to Rio Americano High School
  • Estimated ship date: August 6th
  • No returns or exchanges on decorated apparel
  • No orders will be taken after the deadline: July 9th

In addition to purchasing your own uniform, a limited number of uniforms are available for check out at no cost to you. Contact Coach Anton for details.

2018 Girls Uniform

2018 Boys Uniform

2018 Rio Cross Country Complete Warm-up Set

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