Cross Country Awards Banquet Highlights

On Wednesday, December 2 the BV library was standing room only for the 2003 Cross Country Awards Banquet.  Here are some of the highlights:

Greg Imamura's core team won this years contest.  Greg's team included Fernando Ayala, Shea Benton, Nicole Freeman, Patrick Krage, Davis Green, and Carissa Terry.  Each won a gift certificate to Fleet Feet.  Both of the girls teams (varsity and frosh/soph) received t-shirts for winning league championships this season.  In the most improved category Christine Sathre won for the girls and Paul Simpson for the boys.  The Most Valuable Athlete trophy went to Chris Reilly for the boys and both Nicole Freeman and Krystal Buck for the girls.  For the Frosh/Soph division Most Outstanding awards went to Lauren Hoffman and Ben Lehmann both freshmen and for the Varsity division Greg Imamura and Tara Harmon took home the honors.  Senior awards (a plaque given to those athletes who have successfully completed four years of cross country at BV) were given out to Jennifer Richardson and Collette Anderson.  All in all what a great year!  Everyone worked hard and it paid off.  With a little bit of down time to rest before track (even though I am already preparing for the track and field season!) here's hoping all a happy holidays!  Hope to see all the cross country runners during the track season!  U

2003 Bella Vista Cross Country Awards Banquet

When: Tuesday, December 2 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Where: Bella Vista High School Library - 8301 Madison Avenue, Fair Oaks CA 95628.

Who: All members of the 2003 Bella Vista High School Girls and Boys Cross Country Team and their immediate families.

Menu: Potluck banquet with each athlete (family) bringing a selection from the categories below according to the initial of your last name. Please bring enough of your food category to serve 8 (eight) people and enough drinks for your family.  A-F bring Main Dish, G-P bring Salad and Salad Dressing, R-Z bring Dessert.


Section Finals Information

The Sac Joaquin Section Cross Country Finals will be held at Sierra College (Rocklin) on Saturday, November 15, 2003 (meet schedule below).  The following Bella Vista teams/individual athletes have qualified for the Section Finals from the Subsection meet at Frogtown on 11-8-03.

Qualifying Teams: The freshmen boys team (Ben Lehmann, Shea Benton, Davis Green, Spencer Pavelchik, Sterling Anderson, Adam Matthews, Fernando Ayala), the frosh/soph girls team (Lauren Hoffman, Genevieve Clarke, Meagan Bailey, Carissa Terry, Natalie Crouchet), the varsity girls team (Tara Harmon, Krystal Buck, Nicole Freeman, Kari McAllister, Kristen Dohnt, Kim Dorey, Jennifer Richardson),

Qualifying Individuals: Sophomore Boys - John Towne, Varsity Boys - Greg Imamura

For those team members that did not qualify to the finals please come to Sierra College on Saturday to cheer on your teammates!

Saturdays meet schedule is posted below (Bella Vista is a Division 2 school):

1. Freshman Boys - Div. 1, 2 9:30
2. Frosh-Soph Girls - Div. 1, 2 9:50
3. Soph. Boys - Div. 1, 2 10:10
4. Jr.Varsity Boys - Div. 1, 2 10:25
5. Jr. Varsity Girls - Div. 1, 2 10:27
6. Varsity Girls - Div. 2 10:57
7. Varsity Girls - Div. 1 11:22
8. Varsity Boys - Div. 2 11:47
9. Varsity Boys - Div. 1 12:12
10. Varsity Girls - Div. 4, 5 12:37
11. Varsity Girls - Div. 3 1:02
12. Varsity Boys - Div. 4, 5 1:27
13. Varsity Boys - Div. 3 1:52
14. Jr.Var. Boys - Div. 3, 4, 5 2:17
15. Jr.Var. Girls - Div. 3, 4, 5 2:19
16. Frosh. Boys - Div. 3, 4, 5 2:42
17. Soph. Boys - Div. 3, 4, 5 3:02
18. Frosh-So. Girls - Div. 3, 4, 5 3:22

Team Spaghetti Feed:  COME GET LOADED FOR SECTIONALS!!!There will be another team spaghetti feed this Friday (11-14-03) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm  at the Benton's.  Freshman bring bread , Sophomores bring salad , Juniors bring drinks, Seniors bring dessert .

Sac Joaquin Subsection Information: As always we will need parents to help drive.  Each athlete will need to be at the course no later than two (2) hours before their race time.  Try to gauge your travel time to arrive at this time (it will be different for each division - Varsity, Frosh/Soph etc.).  Example - Our freshmen boys run at 9:30 am and should arrive at the course at around 7:30 am, the frosh/soph girls run at 10:00 am and should arrive at 8:00 am etc.  The general travel rule is a runner needs to be out of the car and at the race site before a race for as long as the runner is in the car traveling to the meet.  It takes about a hour and 45 minutes to get to the course.  It is also better that runners not drive themselves.  Saturdays meet schedule is posted below (Bella Vista is a Division 2 school):

1. Freshman Boys - Div. 1, 2 - 9:30
2. Frosh-Soph Girls - Div. 1 - 9:45
3. Frosh-Soph Girls - Div. 2 - 10:00
4. Soph. Boys - Div. 1 - 10:15
5. Soph Boys - Div. 2 - 10:30
6. Jr.Varsity Boys - Div. 1, 2 - 10:45
7. Jr.Varsity Girls - Div. 1, 2 - 10:47
8. Varsity Girls - Div. 2 - 11:05
9. Varsity Girls - Div. 1 - 11:20
10. Varsity Boys - Div. 2 - 11:40
11. Varsity Boys - Div. 1 - 12:00
12. Varsity Girls - Div. 4, 5 - 12:35
13. Varsity Girls - Div. 3 - 12:55
14. Varsity Boys - Div. 4, 5 - 1:20
15. Varsity Boys - Div. 3 - 1:40
16. Jr. Varsity Boys - Div.3, 4 ,5 - 2:08
17. Jr. Varsity Girls - Div. 3, 4, 5 - 2:10
18. Frosh. Boys - Div. 3, 4, 5 - 2:35
19. Soph. Boys -Div. 3, 4, 5 - 2:50
20. Frosh-Soph Girls - Div. 3, 4, 5 - 3:00

This Meet Determines The League Champion!!!

League Finals Information: The meet will be at Sierra College on Friday, October 31.  Remember to bring something to eat during the break right after 2nd period (10:00 am) and something else to eat for after your race.  Do not eat lunch right before you leave - it will be too close to your race time!!!    The running order will be (Starting at 1:00 pm) Frosh/Soph Girls, Frosh/Soph Boys, Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys.  The freshmen and sophomore girls running in the Frosh/Soph Girls division (Natalie, Lauren, Genevieve, Carissa, and Megan) will be excused during 4th period (at approximately 11:45 pm) and must arrive at Sierra College no later than 12:30 pm to warm up.  All other team members will be cleared from 5th and 6th period and should leave BV at 12:20 pm.  As always we will need parents help to drive the team to Sierra College.  Thanks in advance and GO BRONCOS!

Bronco Invitational Volunteers (10-18-03):  Parents... we need your help!  We are still in need of people to fill some key positions so if you don't have any plans come on down and get involved.  If you are already scheduled to work please make sure you are there at 7:00 am.  Thanks in advance for all of your help.  This is always a hectic week and a busy day and we could not put on this great event for the kids without you.

Team Spaghetti Feed: Come to Tara's house on Friday, October 17 (6:00 pm to 9:00 pm) for some carb loading and fun before the Bronco Invitational!  Freshmen bring drinks, Sophomores bring bread, Juniors bring salad, and Seniors bring dessert.  For a map to the Harmon's see Coach Fagundes.

Schedule Change:  We have cancelled the invitational on Saturday, October 11.  Instead everyone will be required to sleep in very late.

Cookie Sales:  The Bella Vista Track and Cross Country Booster Club will be selling cookies at the craft fair on Saturday, October 4 at Bella Vista.  The craft fair will go on most of the day (8:00 am to 4:00 pm).  If you would like to help sell contact Coach Fagundes at - some shifts are still available.  If you can't help find some time to head on down to BV this Saturday and check out the crafts.  Oh... and buy some cookies too!

Lagoon Valley Classic (9-13-03): We will be leaving Bella Vista at 6:00 am on Saturday so set your alarm clocks early!

Kick off the season and come join the fun!

Team Spaghetti Feed: When: Friday, August 29 at 6:30 pm, Where: At the Simpson House 5227 Dredger Way (map may or may not follow),  What To Bring: Freshmen - Salad, Sophomores - Drinks, Juniors - Bread, Seniors - Dessert.

Cross Country Parent Meeting - August 27, 7:00 pm at BV (General Athletics Meeting 6:30 in Big Gym)

Cross Country Team Meeting Subjects - Coaching Staff Introductions, Bronco Cross Country and Track and Field Booster Club, Summer Training Program, Summer High Altitude Running Camp – Camp Kawaju, Team Rules, Athlete Incentive Program – Athlete Recruiting and Core Team Philosophy, Athlete Transportation to Meets, Fourth Annual Bronco Cross Country Invitational, Central Park Invitational – Huntington Beach, Bella Track and Field and Cross Country Website, Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Note from the athletic director: Coaches of Fall Sports, please calendar Wednesday, August 27 at 7:00pm as the parent meeting night for your sport.  I would like you to make sure that all your freshman parents, or parents of new athletes to your sport, come to hear my talk about how Bella Vista athletics works at 6:30pm. My talk will last exactly a half hour, then I'll send them to you somewhere on campus. I will reserve rooms for each sport to have their 7:00 meetings in. Please get new parents to me, if they hear what I have to say it'll save both of us a lot of miscommunication and the headaches that go along with it.

Fun Run at Sierra College August 16: Information

Cross Country Running Camp: Summer Training Camp August 11-15. Sugar Pine Point State Park - Lake Tahoe - Cost $75.   Link To Park Web Page. Email Coach Fagundes for more information or to sign up.

Athletic Physicals: In order to participate in a sports practice, each athlete must turn in a completed physical form signed by a medical doctor and dated with the actual date of the physical.  Physicals will be offered at BV for $13 on Thursday, August 7th.  Female athletes are 6:00-7:00 pm, football players are 7:00-7:45 pm, and all other male athletes are 7:45-9:00 pm  Completed forms may be turned in to the Attendance office starting Friday, August 1st.  Questions can be directed to the Attendance office at 971-5040 after August 1st.

Summer Training: Summer Training starts July 2 at 7:30 am at BV.  Practices will be Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays through July.

Tentative Season Schedule: Click the link to the left for a tentative look at the 2003 Cross Country season (version date July 1, 2003).  Many of the dates are still unconfirmed but they are the same day as last year so many  should actually be on the dates followed by a question mark.