Pelion Invitational 2018

Ridge Spring Monetta High School Cross Country

  • Hello Everyone,
    I am very excited about this year's upcoming cross country team !  Please contact me directly if you are interested in running for the team.  We have NO tryouts or CUTS !!  It is a great way to stay in shape and have some fun with your fellow student athletes.  If you compete in other sports during the Winter or Spring, cross country is perfect for conditioning to begin your favorite sport in the best shape possible.
    In 2019, the Ridge Spring-Monetta cross country team competed in their first ever State Championship at the Carolina Cup Facility in Camden, SC. The boys cross country team placed 10th out of 12 teams at the State Championship race!  Isaias Figueroa led the team by placing 39th in 22:10 on the 3.1 mile course.  Close behind was Gabriel Rueda-Flores, Vincent Romero and Luis Mendez-Perez, all breaking 25 minutes. Joel Yoho, Wyatt LaDue and Jose Rivera rounded out the top 7 for an epic day in RSM-Trojan sports history.  Go Trojans!
    We are proud of the entire team and want to place higher this year.  We can do it with some strategic workouts and fun runs !
    My background includes almost 15 years in the private sector as a business and marketing salesperson and over 15 years as a public educator.  Previous experience includes 5 years at Saluda High, 5 years at Gilbert High School and 5 years at Berry Academy in Charlotte, NC. I ran cross country and track during my years at Holy Cross High School in Waterbury, CT and coached both sports during my 5 years at Berry Academy in Charlotte, NC.
    Let's make this a great year of running and fun!

    Chuck DiZinno
    Mathematics Teacher
    Cross Country and Track Coach