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Mountainside Elementary Coach

Rikki Carey


About Ms. Rikki

I am excited to get going with our Track session this Spring!! A little about me. I have worked at Mountainside Elementary since 2012. I was the kitchen manager until 2016 and since then I have worked in the in the Affective needs classroom as a Para-educator. 

I have four children. Natalie is a senior in high school, Joseph is a sophomore in high school, Dakota is a 6th grader and Gabriel is a 5th grader. I also have 1 cat, 1 dog and 7 Cockatiel's. 

I am super excited to get this fall season rolling!

Mountainside Cougars Pride

Track Season 2019 starts!!


First Practice Date

Track season 2019!

First practice:

April 8th 

Practice Notes

Please make sure each runner has a water bottle,

a change of clothes and a snack for each practice.

Before each practice runners will have the opportunity to fill water bottles and change clothes .

Practice Days and location

Practices will be:





Practice Times


*Bus transportation will be available for daycare attendees*

Parent Meeting Information:

Monday April 8th


How to Download the SportsEngine App

Landsharks parents can use the SportsEngine mobile application to receive text updates, view the schedule and locations of events. The SportsEngine app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Once installed, the easiest way to find Mountainside Elementary is to search for the

Team ID: 1869528

Meet Information

All meets will be at

Mesa Ridge High School

6070 Mesa Ridge Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80911

Starting promptly at 6pm

Runners are to arrive by 5:40 to warm up and check in

Please bring:

A jacket

A water bottle


a lets have fun attitude


Race Schedule

Race #1:

Monday April 29th ~ All Runner’s will race the 50m run, followed by their choice of a 400m OR an 800m run.

Race #2:

Monday May 6th ~ All Runner’s will race the 100m run, followed by their choice of a 400m OR an 800m run.

Race #3:

Monday May 13th ~ All Runner’s will race the 200m run, followed by their choice of a 400m OR an 1600m run.

Inclement Weather

In the case of inclement weather we will meet in the foyer to gather everyone and then head to classroom 113

In classroom 113 we will work on muscle strengthening by utilizing videos on GoNoodle and youtube.

Inclement weather on meet days:

Ms. Rikki will contact you by 4pm the day of the meet if there has been a cancellation

Weather policies

Landsharks Lightning Policy


1.    We will monitor the weather via the Weather Bug App with Spark Function. 

2.   Activities shall be immediately suspended and all personnel directed to move to a safe area when the meter indicates lightning is within a 10-mile radius.  Activities shall remain suspended until the device indicates there is no longer lightning within a 10-mile radius.

3.   If the device fails or connectivity is poor, we will suspend activity when cloud-to-ground lightning is observed OR thunder is heard.  We will quickly direct staff, participants and athletes to pre-determined shelter(s).

4.   Once the practice/race has been suspended, we will wait at least 30 minutes after the last thunder or flash of lightning is witnessed, prior to resuming.

5.   Any subsequent thunder or lightning, after the beginning of the 30-minute count, reset the clock and another 30-minute count should begin.

6.   Please share the safety plan with others picking up your athlete.

7.   Understand the evacuation process depending on the site lay out. 

Parent Guidelines

In order to create a safe environment for our Landshark runners and families, please adhere to the following guidelines for our races. These guidelines are in place to help keep our races organized and fun for the kids and parents.

 Spring Season

 Please park in designated areas only.

  1. Upon arrival, please locate your runner(s) school coach to receive race bib and then parents must proceed to designated spectator viewing area.  The only adults allowed on in the infield are coaches and/or volunteers with a Landsharks' T-shirt.
  2. Exchange runners should check-in with the Site Director, who is in the Tie-dye or Bright yellow T-shirt.  Your runner will receive their bib at that time.  All runners are required to have a bib prior to racing.  Bibs should be pinned on the back of the runners' shirt for ease of removal in the finish chute.
  3. Each race night all runners can run two races.  A sprint followed by a mid-distance race.
  4. No parents or non-competing runners are allowed on the track with the runners.
  5. Following your runner's race, your child will find you in the designated parent viewing area.  You are free to stay and watch the remainder of the races or depart if so desired.
  6. Have fun and cheer for all runners because, “Finishing is Winning!”

Thank you to Saucony for your continued support!

Thank you to The Colorado Running Company for your continued support!