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Bella Vista Track and Field 2001 Announcements

Week of May 28 to June 2

Awards Banquet Highlights: A big thanks for all those who helped with our end of the year awards banquet.  This years special awards went to: Varsity Boys: Ken Hansen for most outstanding field athlete, Adam Holman for most outstanding track athlete, Steve Bjork for most valuable athlete. Varsity Girls: Katie Nishimura for most outstanding field athlete, Alli Kline for most outstanding track athlete, Eva Blume for most valuable athlete. Frosh/Soph Boys: Jim Ashen and Robert Gertz for most outstanding field athlete, Sean Deogracia for most outstanding track athlete, Tanner Parkinson for most valuable athlete.  The final two athletes of the week were announced as well. Week 4 (week of April 16): The girls winner was Ashley McAllister for her pole vault p.r. and the boys winner was Gerrell Cain for winning his first two varsit events.  Week 5 (week of May 7 C.A.L. Finals): The girls winner was an easy pick going to Megan Munoz for winning the League title in the high jump and for the boys Sean McAllister for taking 2nd in the pole vault.  Outstanding job everyone! Now on to the state meet.

Week of May 21 to May 27

Katie and Ken do it again!: The Broncos will have a representative at the C.I.F. State Championships from both the boys and girls team next week.  Katie Nishimura placed second with a vault of 11' 2" breaking the old section meet record by seven inches!  Ken Hansen, hot off a state meet triple jump qualification on Wednesday, placed second in the high jump with a leap of 6' 4".  Congratulations to both of you.  We need to have as many people come out to Hughes Stadium as we can get to support these two athletes!  The Trials are on Friday, June 1.

Ken Hansen Makes State! On Wednesday, May 23 at the U.C. Davis Track and Field stadium, Ken Hansen placed third in the triple jump with a jump of 44' 2" making him the first Bronco in 2001 to qualify to the C.I.F State meet to be held at Hughes Stadium (Sacramento City College) on June 1 and 2.  Congratulations Ken!

Section Meet Finalists: The following BV athletes have qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section Finals on Friday, May 25 at U.C. Davis.  Field events for the Broncos begin at 5:00 pm and track events begin at 6:00 pm.  BV athletes individual event times in parenthesis after event:  Varsity Boys: Ken Hansen - High Jump (6:30 pm), Varsity Girls: Eva Blume - High Jump (5:00 pm), Alli Kline - 3200 meters (8:16 pm), Megan Munoz - High Jump (5:00 pm), Katie Nishimura - Pole Vault (5:00 pm),

Week of May 14 to May 18

Section Qualifiers: The following BV athletes have qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section trials on Wednesday, May 23 at U.C. Davis. Field events begin at 3:00 pm and running events begin at 4:00 pm.  BV athletes individual event times in parenthesis after event: Varsity Boys: Steve Bjork - Triple Jump (5:30 pm), 300 hurdles (6:27 pm), Ken Hansen - High Jump (4:00 pm), Triple Jump (5:30 pm), Adam Holman - 800 (6:00 pm), Sean McAllister - Pole Vault (6::00 pm), Varsity Girls: Eva Blume - High Jump (5:30 pm), 300 Hurdles (6:15 pm), Alli Kline - 3200 meters (8:16 pm Friday), Megan Munoz - High Jump (5:30 pm), Katie Nishimura - Pole Vault (4:30 pm). A schedule of events will be provided to athletes on Monday 5-21.

Sub-Section Finalists: The following athletes qualified for the Sub-Section Finals on Thursday, May 17 at American River College (athletes name followed by event and time of event) Varsity Boys: Ken Hansen - High Jump: 3:00 pm, Triple Jump: 3:00 pm, Adam Holman - 800 meters: 6:37 pm, 1600 meters: 5:28 pm, Sean McAllister - Pole Vault: 5:00 pm, Steve Bjork - Triple Jump: 3:00 pm, 110 Hurdles: 5:55, 300 Int. Hurdles: 6:53 pm, Mike Schoenfeld - Shot Put: 4:30 pm, Nick Thompson - 3200 meters: 7:33 pm, Varsity Girls: Katie Nishimura - Pole Vault: 3:00 pm, Ashley McAllister - Pole Vault: 3:00 pm, Eva Blume - High Jump: 4:30 pm, 300 Hurdles: 6:46 pm, Megan Munoz - High Jump: 4:30 pm, Alli Petrul - 1600 meters: 5:17 pm, Kelli Dorey - 1600 meters: 5:17 pm, Alli Kline - 3200 meters: 7:16 pm,

Week of May 7 to May 11

Sub-Section Qualifiers: Here is the list of BV athletes going on to the Sub-Section meet at American River College on Tuesday, May 15 (Trials) and Thursday, May 17 (Finals): Boys: Jim Ashen - long jump; Steve Bjork - triple jump, 300 hurdles, 110 hurdles, 4 x 400; Alex Garbutt - high jump; Robert Gertz - high jump; Ken Hansen - triple jump, high jump; Adam Holman - 800, 1600, 4 x 400; Sean McAllister - pole vault; Tanner Parkinson - high jump, 300 hurdles, 110 hurdles, 4 x 400;  Mike Schoenfeld - shot put; Alex Stout - 300 hurdles, high jump;  Nick Thompson - 3200;   Girls: Eva Blume - high jump, 300 hurdles, pole vault, 4 x 400; Kelli Dorey - 1600, 4 x 400; Nicole Garces - triple jump; Alli Kline - 3200; Ashley McAllister - pole vault; Erin Meraz - pole vault; Megan Munoz - high jump, 300 hurdles, 4 x 400; Katie Nishimura - pole vault; Ali Petrul - 1600, 4 x 400; Alli Pincus - 400; Nina Winstead - long jump; Stephanie Zimmbelman - discus.

C.A.L. Championships: The 2001 Capital Athletic League Finals will be held at Nevada Union High School on Thursday, May 10 (map).  Our team buses leave at 10:30 am from Bella Vista.  We will be returning to BV around 8:00 pm.  For those competing at the Frosh/Soph level this will be your last meet of the year.  For those at the varsity level you must place in the top six in your event to qualify to the sub-section meet next week at American River College.  Good luck to all!

Awards Banquet:  Our awards banquet will be on Wednesday, May 30 this year at the Bella Vista cafeteria.  More information will be sent home soon.

Week of April 23 to April 28

All Time Performances!!: The Broncos traveled to Nevada Union high school on Friday (April 27) ready to make a statement.... and they did!  The varsity boys and girls posted six new all time performances in one meet.  Katie Nishimura won the girls pole vault breaking her own school record by vaulting 11' 6" and once again leads the section in that event.  Katie was supported by a personal best and number two all time performance by Ashley McAllister who vaulted 9' 0".  The varsity boys put up four all time performances led by Ken Hansen's number three all time mark and section leading high jump of 6' 6".  Sean McAllister also posted a field event all time list performance pole vaulting 13' 6" for a tie at number seven.  On the track Adam Holman made his first appearance on the 800 meter list at number eight with a time of 1:57.65 and Steve Bjork moved up to number seven all time in the 300 Intermediate Hurdles clocking a 40.10 for first place.  At all divisions including frosh/soph boys the Broncos had 19 seasonal or personal bests.  For every Bella Vista result click on meet results at top of page.

Intersquad Meet:  We will have a quick intersquad meet on Tuesday, May 1.  Any parents who would like to help out are welcome.

Week of April 16 to April 20

League Champs!!!: The Broncos had their last home meet of  the season of beating El Camino and Rio Americano at all three divisions.  By winning on Wednesday, the Frosh/Soph boys went undefeated in the Capital Athletic League taking the league title over seven other schools!  The Varsity Boys and Girls placed second in the C.A.L. with their wins as well.

Meet moved to this week:  Our meet with El Camino and Rio Americano has been moved from April 25 to this Wednesday, April 18 at 3:30 pm.  Make sure to mark it on your schedule.  Any parents willing to held... we need help!  Thanks for your support.

All Time List: Adam Holman cracked the 1600 meter all time list at Arcadia with a 4:25.72 clocking!  Watch for Adam in the next few weeks.

Week of April 2 to April 6

Athletes of the week: Week 1 (week of March 19) The girls athlete of the week was 800/1600 runner Kelly Dorey and the boys winner was long jumper Jim AshenWeek 2 (week of March 26) The honor this week goes to thrower Stephanie Zimbelman and the boys award goes to miler/2 miler/steeplechaser Nick Thompson. Week 3 (week of April 2) Finally, the athletes of the week for this week are... for the girls horizontal jumper Nina Winstead and the boys award goes to hurdler Alex Stout.

Thanks!  A big thanks to all the parents and athletes who helped out at the Bronco Invitational.  We got a lot of compliments on how well the meet was run.  We truly could not do it without you.

Oh... and we won too.  The Bronco Boys Varsity team took first place at our own invitational!  With the girls getting third place and the JV getting fifth Bella Vista also took the overall championship.

Meets this week: Only one meet this week and then a well deserved rest.  Nevada Union and Davis will be at Bella Vista this week on Wednesday, April 4.  The meet begins at 3:30.  Any parents who would like to help are welcome.  We always need help.  

Important Note: The meet with El Camino and Rio Americano has been moved to Wednesday, April 18.

Week of March 19 to March 24

Meets this week:  We have two meets this week. One on Wednesday, March 21 at Bella Vista against Casa Roble and Del Campo starting at 3:30 pm. We also have one on Saturday, March 24 at Placer (Placer Relays) High School (map) beginning at 9:00 am for the field events and 9:30 am for the running events.  As with most weekend invitationals this meet has limited entries allowed for every event.  There will be a schedule provided this week for those athletes entered in the meet.  

Add Sales:  We are now selling adds for the Mizuno Bella Vista Bronco Invitational meet program held on March 31.  We need to get all add copy to Coach U by March 24.  We will have a contest for who sells the most adds (individually and team) much like we did with the Bronco Cards Sale.  This is a very important fund raiser for our team and a way to make a lot of money.  Start selling today.  If you have any questions on who to sell to ask Coach U.

Week of March 12 to March 17

Meets this week:  The Broncos have only one meet this week on Saturday, March 17.  The Woodland Invitational at Woodland High School beginning at 9:30 am for both field and running events.  As with most weekend invitationals this meet has limited entries allowed for every event.  There will be a schedule provided this week for those athletes entered in the meet.  

Add Sales:  We are now selling adds for the Mizuno Bella Vista Bronco Invitational meet program held on March 31.  We need to get all add copy to Coach U by March 24.  We will have a contest for who sells the most adds (individually and team) much like we did with the Bronco Cards Sale.  This is a very important fund raiser for our team and a way to make a lot of money.  Start selling today.  If you have any questions on who to sell to ask Coach U.

Week of March 5 to March 10

Meets this week:  We have a home triangular meet with Ponderosa and San Juan on Wednesday, March 7 and the Pony Express Relays on Saturday, March 10 at Cordova High School.  In the Pony Express Relays all events are a relay format.  I will have meet schedules and event assignments by Thursday.  We will try our best to get everyone into a relay.  

Add Sales:  We are now selling adds for the Mizuno Bella Vista Bronco Invitational meet program held on March 31.  We need to get all add copy to Coach U by March 24.  We will have a contest for who sells the most adds (individually and team) much like we did with the Bronco Cards Sale.  This is a very important fund raiser for our team and a way to make a lot of money.  Start selling today.  If you have any questions on who to sell to ask Coach U.

Sacramento Jamboree:  The Broncos had their first invitational of 2001 at Cordova and had many standouts from each division.  In the Varsity Boys division Sean McAllister won the pole vault at 13' 0" and Ken Hansen won the high jump at 6' 2".  For the Varsity Girls Katie Nishimura won the pole vault at 10' 0" and Megan Munoz and Eva Blume tied for first in the high jump.  JV boys standouts included Gerrell Cain with a second in the 200 meters, Tanner Parkinson with three thirds in the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and high jump and Jim Ashen with a first place finish in the long jump.

Week of February 26 - March 3

Meets this week:  Our first meet of the year will be Wednesday, February 28 at Oakmont High School.  Wednesday is a minimum day so each athlete is responsible for their own ride.  Everyone should be at Oakmont no later than 2:15 pm.  Event assignments will be discussed on Monday, and Tuesday.  The Sacramento Jamboree will be on Friday, March 2 at 12:00 pm at Cordova High School.  Athletes will be excused 3rd through 6th period.  Meet schedules and event assignments will be handed out on Thursday, March 1.  Again, we do not have buses for this meet so each athlete is responsible for their own ride.

Track Work Day Date Changed: Because of rain the track work day has been changed to Saturday, March 3 at 10:00 am.  This is every athletes first chance to earn volunteer points toward their letter award.  Bring shovels (both round and flat), wheelbarrows, weed-eaters, working gloves etc. It usually takes about 3 hours.  There will be a sign-in/sign-out sheet there for athletes to record their hours.  We need to get as many team members out as possible.  See you there.

Card Sales: A big thanks to everyone who helped out with the card sale on Friday.  We could not have done it without the help of Coach Grush and the BV Football Boosters.  Also, thanks to all of the track parents who helped out and finally the athletes who sold the cards.  The totals are not in yet but it looks like we made between $2000 and $2200.  Great job everyone!

Week of February 19 - 24

Inter-squad Meet:  We have decided to cancel the inter-squad meet.  The weather has not cooperated so we are looking forward to next Wednesday (Feb. 28) when we will be going to Oakmont High School and Friday (March 2) when we will be going to the Sacramento Jamboree at Cordova High School.  All athletes will be responsible for getting their own transportation to next weeks meets.  There will be maps to each meet and meet schedule information as well as individual team entry information by Monday (Feb. 26) of next week. 

Bronco Card Sales Blitz: 1. Pre-sale: Pre-sell as many cards as you can between Tuesday and Friday. Talk to your family, friends and as many people in your neighborhood as you can. Parents are a good source. Ask them about who would be best to try to sell to. Use the pre-sale recording sheet to keep track of your sales.  2. Sales Blitz On Friday, February 23 meet in the small gym at 3:00 pm sharp to pick up your bronco cards and meet with your group leader.  Sales run from 3:30 to 7:30 where you will collect money for the cards and at the same time try to sell more.  Meet back in the small gym at 7:30 for prizes, pizza and drinks. 3. What do you get out of this?: a. Sell 10 cards get one free (which you can keep our try to sell) b. Top 2 pre-sellers get $1 per card c. Top 2 sellers get $1 per card d. Seller of 12 or more get to grab from the money bag (bag has 20’s, 5’s, 1’s and a 50 dollar bill) e. Seller of 15 or more get a shot at the money bag plus a free t-shirt. f. Leaders of the top 2 selling groups get 1$ per card sold by their group.

Track Work Day: On Saturday, February 24 at 10:00 am we will have our work/clean-up day.  This is every athletes first chance to earn volunteer points toward their letter award.  Bring shovels (both round and flat), wheelbarrows, weed-eaters, working gloves etc. It usually takes about 3 hours.  There will be a sign-in/sign-out sheet there for athletes to record their hours.  We need to get as many team members out as possible.  See you there. If we get rained out we will move the work day to Saturday March 3 at 10:00 am.

Rules Packets: If you did not pick up your rules packet you need to do so to receive your uniform.  There are four things in the packet that you need to return.  1) The Bella Vista Track Guide rules sign-off sheet. 2) The Bella Vista Athletics Department Policies sign-off sheet. 3) The travel form 4) An emergency card.  Again, you need to return these documents signed to the coaching staff (boys to Coach U, girls to Coach Fagundes) before you can get your uniform.  Uniforms will be given out to those who get their paperwork in on Tuesday, February 20 starting with the Juniors and Seniors.

 


Bella Vista Track and Field 2002 Announcements

May 27 - June 1

End of The Year Awards: Many Thanks to all who helped out at our awards barbeque this year!  I think we set a record for the number of trophies and plaques we gave out.  The biggest award of the night went to Katie NishimuraKatie received the Bella Vista Track and Field Hall of Fame award and is only the sixth individual to receive this award in school history.  Outstanding athlete awards for the frosh/soph boys went to Dallin Parkinson for Most Outstanding Track Athlete, Mike Gertz for Most Outstanding Field Athlete, and Eric Zacherson for Most Valuable Athlete.  For the girls Katie Nishimura received the Most Outstanding Field Athlete award, Megan Munoz won the Most Outstanding Track Athlete, and Tara Harmon along with Nina Winstead won the Most Valuable Athlete award.  Varsity boys winners were Sean McAllister for Most Outstanding Field Athlete, Gerrell Cain for Most Outstanding Track Athlete and Tanner Parkinson for Most Valuable Athlete.  Athletes of the week went to:  Week 1 - Heide Sheridan and Eric Zachreson, Week 2 - Tara Harmon and Scott Hathaway, Week 3 - Amanda Johnson and Austin Cooley, Week 4 - Josh Harlos and Aimee Brammer, and Week 5 - Nicole Garces and Adam Holman.  Congratulations to all!!!

State Meet Summary: (From Calprep Track Web Site) - 

Trials:

History was made with 12-00 taken to qualify for the Finals. Wow!!! There are probably less than ten states nationally where the winning mark is 12-00 or better. Golden Staters lead the nation in this event!!! With that good a level of vaulting someone had to be left behind, with 12-03 Michelle Rivera (Birmingham) among the top 15 in the entire nation not able to vault Saturday off her 11-06 clearance in qualifying. Hopes are for some good consistent wind conditions for Saturday with the big crowd capable of lifting folks to some great heights.

Finals: (Revised From Calprep Track Web Site)

Very inconsistent and wildly changing in direction winds made this kind of scary at the start. 12-00 on Friday was answered with only five of the nine who could clear above 11-09 today! An 11-03 starting height had Katie Nishimura (Bella Vista) and Whitney Johnson (Mission Viejo) take three trials, with Atascadero’s Monica Pacas taking two, the other six in the field first vault successes. Everyone was also over 11-09, with Whitney Johnson and Chelsea Johnson (Atascdero 13-06 jumper) taking two attempts, and Elizabeth Woepse (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) needing three trials there to be successful. At 12-03, Pacas, Woepse, and Kristen McGregor (Marina, Huntington Beach), and Whitney Johnson (Mission Viejo) went out, cutting the field to five. Chelsea Johnson was warming up with first clearance efforts at 12-03 and 12-09. Kacey Lundgren (Atascadero) was over 12-09 for a pr, with Janea Russ, Katie Nishimura, and Kira Costa done there after a 12-03 best this day. At 13-03 Chelsea was still sharp, sailing over on her first attempt, with teammate Lundgren not able to clear. At 13-08.5 (a half inch over the National Record set by Shala Balentine of Morro Bay last year in the State Meet) it was interesting. Timing the wind was a hassle, with a second attempt miss that had to shake the confidence a tad. After some wait a good third attempt was a miss, but finished the event and the early meet action with some good sense.

 

Awards Banquet: The 2002 Bella Vista High School Girls and Boys Track and Field Awards Barbecue and Potluck will be held on Wednesday, May 29 at 5:00 pm at the Bella Vista High School Cafeteria.  The ceremony will be open to the athletes and their families who successfully completed the 2002 track and field season up to, and including, the Capital Athletic League Championship Meet.  The Bella Vista Bronco Track Club will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, and soft drinks.  The remainder of the potluck will be provided by the track and field event team members coordinated  by track and field parent volunteers.  Bring enough to serve eight (8) to ten (10) people for the dishes indicated below: Hurdles Team - Chips, Dips, and Condiments - Coordinator: Mrs Cook; Shot Put/Discus Team - Chips, Dips, and Condiments - Coordinator: Mrs. Sheridan; Distance Team - Salads - Coordinator: Mrs. Holman; Sprint Team - Salads - Coordinator:  Jolene Harlos; Jumps Team - Desserts - Coordinator: Mrs. McAllister.  IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE TURNED IN THEIR UNIFORMS (SHORTS, TANK TOP, AND SWEAT OUTFIT) IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THEIR AWARDS.  YOU MAY TURN IN YOUR UNIFORM AT THE BARBECUE TO COACH U (BOYS) OR COACH  FAGUNDES (GIRLS).  PLEASE RETURN THE UNIFORMS CLEAN AND IN A BROWN PAPER BAG WITH YOUR NAME ON IT.  Thank you for your cooperation and support!!

May 20 - May 24

Vaulters Go High:  BV pole vaulters Katie Nishimura and Sean McAllister each qualified for the CIF State Track and Field Championships to be held at Cerritos Junior College in Norwalk CA on May 31 and June 1.  Katie vaulted 11' 3" good enough for her first section championship and Sean broke his own school record of 14' 9" by going 15' 2" for third place.  We are going to have to carry a lot of poles through the airport!

May 13 - May 17

McAllister Breaks School Record!  Senior Sean McAllister vaulted 14' 9" at the Sub-Section Finals on Friday to set a new school record in the pole vault.  The record was four years old and was held by Graham Taft at 14' 8".  Way to go Sean!

BV Section qualifiers: Qualifiers for the Sac-Joaquin Section meet held at Modesto Junior College on Wednesday, May 22:  Varsity Boys: Gerrel Cain - 200, 400, Long Jump; Adam Holman - 800; Sean McAllister - Pole Vault; Tanner Parkinson - 110 hurdles (Alternate); Varsity Girls: Katie Nishimura - Pole Vault; Megan Munoz - High Jump, 300 hurdles;  For full results click on Meet Results above and for a map to Modesto JC see Maps To Meets above.

BV Sub-Trials qualifiers: The following BV athletes qualified for Fridays Final at ARC:  Varsity Boys: Gerrel Cain - 200, 400, Long Jump; Adam Holman - 800, 1600; Sean McAllister - Pole Vault; Rober Gertz - Long Jump; Jim Ashen - Long Jump; Varsity Girls: Katie Nishimura - Pole Vault (this event was a final and Katie qualified to sections next week); Megan Munoz - High Jump, 300 hurdles; Ali Petrul - 1600; Tara Harmon - 3200; Nina Winstead - Long Jump; 

New Section! I have collected all of the articles written about Bella Vista Track athletes this year and put them onto our site.  To view them click on Broncos In The News above.

Sub-Section Trials and Finals:  For full results of the CAL Finals click on Meet Results above.  Sub-Section schedules will be given out on Monday.  The following BV athletes have qualified for the Sub-Section Trails on Wednesday, May 15 (1600 meters and 3200 meters automatically advance to finals on Friday, May 17).  

Varsity Boys (10 athletes in 20 entries): Jim Ashen - Long Jump & 4 x 100 relay; Nick Baker - Shot Put; Gerrel Cain - Long Jump, 400, 200, 4 x 100 relay; Robert Gertz - Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump; Ryan Guarducci - 4 x 100 relay, Josh Harlos - 400, 4 x 100 relay; Adam Holman - 1600, 800; Derek Ikegami - Triple Jump; Sean McAllister - Pole Vault; Tanner Parkinson - 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, High Jump; 

Varsity Girls (11 athletes in 18 entries):  Aimee Brammer - 400, 4 x 400; Kelly Dorey - 4 x 400; Nicole Garces - Triple Jump; Tara Harmon - 1600, 3200; Amanda Hodge - Long Jump (Alternate); Amanda Johnson - Pole Vault, 3200 (Alternate); Noelle Kyle - 100 hurdles, High Jump (Alternate); Ashley McAllister - Pole Vault; Megan Munoz - High Jump, 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles; 4 x 400; Katie Nishimura - Pole Vault; Ali Petrul - 1600, 4 x 400; Nina Winstead - Long Jump, Triple Jump; 

May 6 - May 10

League Meet:  Our league finals will be on Thursday, May 9 at Nevada Union High School.  The bus leaves at 12:00 noon.  We will be returning at around 9:30.

Big Thanks!:  Thanks to all of the parents who helped out at the Sacramento Meet of Champions last weekend.  We had great weather (finally) and the meet was great!

April 29 - May 4

Meets This Week:  Our make up dual meet with El Camino will be on Wednesday, May 1 at BV.

Sacramento Meet of Champions:  We will be finishing all of the seeding and printing of the program for this meet this week.  We are scheduling the collating of the program on Friday, May 3 at 4:30 pm.  We will need as much help as we can get from team members.  Be there!

April 22 - April 26

Meets This Week: We go up to Nevada Union High School twice this week.  First for a tri-meet on Wednesday the 24th.  Our bus leaves at 1:15 pm and school gets out at 12:15 pm.  Don't be late getting back from lunch.  Our second meet this week is the Nevada Union Invitational on Friday the 26th.  We will know which individuals made this meet sometime this week.

April 15 - April 20

Arcadia Results:  Bella Vista had a great showing at the Arcadia Invitational this week.  Katie Nishimura vaulted 12' 0" to tie her own school record and Sac-Joaquin section leading mark for fifth place in the invitational session (night meet).  Fellow pole vaulter Sean McAllister went 14' 6" for second place in the open session.  That mark moved Sean into a tie for second all time on the Bella Vista list.  Megan Munoz high jumped 5' 0" for a tie at sixth place in the open session and our boys sprint medley relay team ran a school record 3:36.90 for a fourth place finish in the invitational heat Friday night.  For full results click on the results page above.

Del Campo/Davis Meet Moved: The Del Campo/Davis Tri-meet scheduled for Wednesday, April 17 at Del Campo is being moved to Bella Vista High School.

April 1 - April 6

El Camino Meet Postponed Again:  Our meet scheduled for April 3 will be postponed to Wednesday, May 1 at BV.

Bronco Invitational Moved:  The 2002 Bronco Invitational has been moved to American River College.

March 25 - March 31

Stanford Invitational Results:  See how the Broncos did at this great meet.  Click on "Meet Results" above.

Bronco Invitational Moved:  The 2002 Bronco Invitational has been moved to American River College.

Stanford Invitational: These BV athletes have qualified for the Stanford Invitational on March 29 and 30.  Friday, March 29 - Megan Munoz - high jump, Sean McAllister - pole vault.  Saturday, March  30 - Katie Nishimura - pole vault, Adam Holman - Mile.

March 11 - March 23

Glenn Poole Relays: The Glenn Poole Relays were the coldest I can remember but there were still some great performances by the Broncos.  Click on "Meet Results" and "Season Pictures" above to see what happened.

El Camino Dual Meet Postponed:  Our meet scheduled with El Camino on Wednesday, March 20 has been postponed until Wednesday, April 3 at BV because our track will not be ready yet.

Rocklin Relays Cancelled:  We will not be attending the Rocklin Relays this year because we will not be able to field enough teams.  Too many athletes will be out of town starting that weekend.

March 4 - March 9

Gilbert / King Classic Highlights: Click on "Meets Results" and "Season Pictures" above to see BV results and pictures from the meet at Granite Bay HS.

Don Gilbert/Bob King Classic: We will be at Granite Bay High School on Saturday, March 9 (map).  Field events begin at 9:00 am and running events start at 10:00 am.  Schedules will be passed out during practice so remember to pick one up. 

San Juan Meet Cancelled: To much rain forced us to cancel the meet at San Juan High School with San Juan and Ponderosa.  This meet will not be made up.

February 25 - March 2

First Track Meet:  Our first meet will be next week, Wednesday, February 27 at Oakmont High School.  The meet will start at 3:30 pm.  No bus is provided for this meet so everyone will need to secure their own ride.  All team members will be excused for sixth period.

Pony Express Relays:  The Relays on Saturday, March 2 is at Cordova High School.  Every event is a relay including field events.  We will have schedules available on Thursday.

February 18 - 23

L.A. Indoor Invitational: Pole Vaulter Katie Nishimura tied her own BV school record at 11' 6" in the L.A. Indoor Invitational in Los Angeles this Saturday (Feb. 23) for 5th place.  Nice job Katie!

First Track Meet:  Our first meet will be next week, Wednesday, February 27 at Oakmont High School.  The meet will start at 3:30 pm.  No bus is provided for this meet so everyone will need to secure their own ride.  All team members will be excused for sixth period.

Uniforms:  Our new uniforms are in!  To receive your uniform you must have your rules packet sign-off sheet signed and turned in along with your emergency card and travel form.  The rules sheet can be printed off of this web site.  Travel forms and emergency cards can be picked up from Coach U.  Bella Vista athletic policy packets will possibly be given out at the parent meeting on Wednesday.  We will start handing uniforms out on Tuesday, February 19 to those varsity members who have their paper work in.  Frosh/soph team members will get theirs on Wednesday through Friday.

Parent Meeting: Our annual pre-season parent meeting will be on Wednesday, February 20 at 7:00 pm at BV in room A-1.  A flier was sent home to remind everyone and will be given out again on Tuesday, February 19.  We will be covering team rules and expectations, fundraising and volunteer opportunities etc.  Hope to see all of the parents there!

January 21 - 25

2nd Team Meeting:  We now have 99 signed up.  Our goal is 120 total athletes on the team.  Lets get some more athletes to come out!

December 10 - 14

Team Meeting: First team meeting was Wednesday, December 12 at lunch in big gym.  85 total signed up.  Now we need to start getting more people out!


Bella Vista Track and Field 2003 Announcements

All City Track Teams - Gerrell, Ashley, & Brysun make second team! 

BV Grad Nick Thompson Triathlon Article!

Gerrell and Ashley Are State Bound!

Ashley McAllister was Bella Vista's first entrant of the day into this years state meet with a third place performance in the girls pole vault going 10' 10.5"!  She will be joined by Gerrell Cain who took third in the boys 400 meters with a time of 48.99.  Congratulations to you both.  On to Norwalk!

Awards Banquet Highlights (send me pictures!)

Thanks to all of the parents who helped make the awards banquet a success.  As always many awards were given out.  The first of the big awards given were to those that made the all time list.  For the girls Tara Harmon (7th on 3200 meter list at 11:48.05), and four pole vault girls - Ashley McAllister (tied at 2nd with 10'10.5"), Brysun Stately (tied at 2nd with 10'10.5"), Amy Balch (4th at 8' 7.5"), and Sarah Wang (tied at 8th with an 8'0" vault this year). On the boys side Gerrell Cain received two awards for his school records in the 400 meters (48.79) and long jump (23' 8.5") along with Jim Ashen for the long jump (3rd all time with 22' 2") and three boys, Gerrell, Jim, and Robert Gertz received plaques for their long jump relay school record (63' 11").  Gerrell Cain received the biggest award of the night becoming the ninth boy in school history to enter the Bella Vista Track and Field Hall of Fame (See Gerrell's Hall of Fame Page!).  Finally, outstanding athlete awards were given to the three divisions (Frosh/Soph boys, Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys).  For the frosh/soph boys jumper/sprinter Derek Porter took home the Most Valuable Athlete award, middle distance runner Dallin Parkinson won the Most Outstanding Track Athlete, and high jumper Mike Kaufman received the Most Outstanding Field Athlete.  On the girls side Megan Munoz won the Most Valuable Athlete award for her hurdling and high jumping, Tara Harmon won Most Outstanding Track Athlete for placing 13th at the section meet, and pole vaulter Brysun Stately took home the Most Outstanding Field Athlete for winning the sub-section championship.  Varsity boys winners were Most Valuable Athlete Tanner Parkinson for his work in the field and on the track, Gerrell Cain won the Most Outstanding Track Athlete for qualifying to the state meet, and Jim Ashen won the Most Outstanding Field Athlete for his efforts in the long jump.


Awards Banquet

When: May 29 (Thursday) at 5:00 PM, Where: Bella Vista High School Cafeteria For the athletes and their immediate families who successfully completed the 2003 track and field season up to, and including, the Capital Athletic League Championship Meet (May 15).  The Bella Vista Bronco Track Club will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, hamburger and hot dog buns, and soft drinks for the track and field athletes and their immediate families.  The remainder of the potluck will be provided by the track and field event team members coordinated by track and field parent volunteers.  Bring enough to serve eight (8) to ten (10) people for the dishes indicated below:

Hurdles Team - Chips, Dips, and Condiments - Coordinator:  Mrs. Parkinson
Shot Put/Discus Team - Chips, Dips, and Condiments - Coordinator:  Mr. VanAmburg
Distance Team - Salads - Coordinator: Mrs. Visentin
Sprint Team - Salads - Coordinator:  Mrs. Harlos
Jumps Team - Desserts - Coordinator: Mrs. Garces

IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE TURNED IN THEIR UNIFORMS (SHORTS, TANK TOP, AND SWEAT OUTFIT) IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THEIR AWARDS.  YOU MAY TURN IN YOUR UNIFORM AT THE BARBECUE TO COACH U (BOYS) OR COACH  FAGUNDES (GIRLS).  PLEASE RETURN THE UNIFORMS CLEAN AND IN A BROWN PAPER BAG WITH YOUR NAME ON IT.  Thank you for your cooperation and support!!


Gerrell Breaks Another Record! Gerrell Cain broke his second individual school record of the year in the 400 meters at 48.79! (his first being the long jump record of 23' 5.50" on March 8, 2003).   The old record of 49.00 was held by Ernie Dillard and set in 1987.  That makes a total of four school records for Cain.  The two individual and two relay records (Sprint medley in 2002 and this years long jump relay record).  Congratulations to Gerrell for breaking a 16 year old record!

Long Jumpers Break Record! On Wednesday, March 19 at the first CAL Center Meet, three Bella Vista varsity boys long jumpers broke a 10 year old long jump relay record.  The old record held by Kyle O'neil, Brandon Doss, and Britt Lucky at 63' 3.5" in 1993 was broken by Gerrell Cain (22'11"), Jim Ashen (21'7") and Robert Gertz (19'5") for a total of 63'11".  Congratulations!

Bronco Card Sales Blitz: Our Bronco Card Sales Blitz will be on Tuesday, March 4 at 3:00 pm.  Get out into your neighborhood or on the phone and pre-sell like crazy!

Parent Meeting:  Our annual track and field parent meeting will be on Thursday, February 20.  A general spring sport meeting for parents of all spring sports will begin at 6:30 pm in the large gym.  This meeting will cover the athletic departments policies and is for parents who have not yet attended a general athletics meeting this year.  If you have already been to this meeting in the fall or winter you need not attend the spring session.  Our track and field meeting will follow the general athletics meeting at 7:00 pm also in the gym.  We will cover team rules, goals, competition schedule, travel, fund raising and other volunteer opportunities.  Hope to see everyone there!

2003 Season Track and Field Team Meeting: There will be a track and field team meeting on Wednesday, December 11 at lunch in the big gym.  This is a very important meeting to attend to receive information about the up-coming track and field season.  If you have any friends who want to come out make sure that they attend!


Bella Vista Track and Field 2004 Announcements

Bella Vista Grad Derek Miles Qualifies For Olympics!!!

SJ Section Best Marks List

SacBee All Metro Team!


Awards Banquet Highlights!: On Wednesday, June 2 we had our annual BV Track and Field awards night.  Much thanks to all of the parents who helped with the food preparation, clean up, and BBQ.  Some of the nights highlights:

The Athlete of the Week was named for the week of the CAL finals (5/13/04).  David Rivas won for the boys for qualifying to the sub section meet in the 100 and 200 meters.  Veronica Stimson won for the girls for winning the CAL championship in the high jump as a freshmen.  A record total of 24 plaques were given out to the athletes who broke school records or made the all time list.  To find out who received them click on the "All Time List" button to the left and look for athletes names in bold print on the school record pages and all time list pages for 2004.  Special awards were given to the most outstanding track athlete, field athlete and most valuable athlete for each division.  For the frosh/soph boys Josh Benton won the most valuable athlete award, Nick Hein the most outstanding field athlete award, and Ben Lehmann the most outstanding track athlete award.  The girls winners were Tara Harmon for the most valuable athlete, Ashley McAllister for most outstanding field athlete and Lauren Hoffman for most outstanding track athlete.  Finally the varsity boys winners were Dallin Parkinson for the most valuable athlete, Derek Porter for the most outstanding field athlete and Cameron Vault for the most outstanding track athlete.

Ready for a long rest but I am already looking forward to next season.  Have a great summer and see you next year!


What: 2004 Bella Vista High School Girls and Boys Track and Field Awards Barbecue and Potluck.

Who:  For all Bella Vista Track and Field athletes who successfully completed the season through the C.A.L. Championships on May 13, 2004.

When:Wednesday – June 2 @ 5:30 PM (Dinner & Awards).

Where: Bella Vista High School Cafeteria

The Bella Vista Bronco Track Club will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, hamburger and hot dog buns, and soft drinks for the track and field athletes and their immediate families.  The remainder of the potluck will be provided by the track and field event team members coordinated by track and field parent volunteers.  Bring enough to serve eight (8) to ten (10) people for the dishes indicated below.

Jumps Team – Salads – Coordinator:  Mrs. McAllister
Distance Team – Chips, Dips, and Condiments – Coordinator:  Mrs. Visenti
Sprint Team –– Desserts – Coordinator:  Mr. Corcos
Hurdles Team – Desserts – Coordinator:  Mrs. Brammer
Shot-put/Discus Team – Desserts – Coordinator:  Mrs. Mody

IMPORTANT NOTE:  ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE TURNED IN THEIR UNIFORMS (SHORTS, SINGLET, AND SWEAT OUTFIT) IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THEIR AWARDS.  YOU MAY TURN IN YOUR UNIFORM AT THE BARBECUE TO COACH U (BOYS) OR COACH FAGUNDES (GIRLS).  PLEASE RETURN THE UNIFORMS CLEAN AND IN A BROWN PAPER BAG WITH YOUR NAME ON IT.

Thank you for your cooperation and support


State Top 40 List:  Which Broncos Made The List?  Hint 1... They are girls, Hint 2... There are three of them, Hint 3... They are all field event athletes... Click here to find out!


BV Section Qualifiers: The following BV athletes have qualified for the Section Trials and Finals on Thursday, May 27 & Friday, May 28 at Hughes Stadium: Boys Triple Jump - 3rd place - Derek Porter, 5th place - Alex Yu, Alternate - Julian David, Boys High Jump - 2nd place - Mike Kaufman, Girls Pole Vault - 5th place tie - Ashley McAllister & Brysun Stately, Girls Triple Jump - 6th place - Nicole Garces, Girls High Jump - 2nd place - Veronica Stimson, Alternate - Jackie Bardosi, Girls 100 Hurdles - 6th place - Brysun Stately, Boys Pole Vault - 8th place - Michael Gertz, Girls 400 meters - 2nd place - Lauren Hoffman, Girls 200 meters - 4th place - Lauren Hoffman, Girls 3200 meters - Alternate - Tara Harmon, Girls 4 x 400 Relay - Michelle Luse, Kim Dorey, Ashley McAllister, Lauren Hoffman (alternates are Brysun Stately & Krystal Buck).  Including alternates that makes 15 individuals moving on to Hughes Stadium next week!


More All Time!  Four all time marks were made at the Subsection Trials and Finals on Wednesday, May 19 and Friday, May 21.  The first was by Jenny Downs who threw a personal best 90' 3" in the discus good for 10th place all time.  Jenny was followed by Lauren Hoffman's 58.87 400 meters (still 5th all time but a personal best),  Brysun Stately ran 50.65 in the 300 hurdles keeping her at 10th place but also an improvement, and finally at Friday's finals freshmen Veronica Stimson moved from 5th to 3rd all time in the girls high jump improving her PR to 5'4".  The 2004 season is going to end up costing us a lot of money when it is over!  Everyone gets a plaque!


BV Subsection Finals Qualifiers:  The following Bella Vista athletes have qualified in running events for the Subsection II Finals on Friday, May 21 (The top 9 in each race qualify to finals).  Girls 110 Hurdles - 9th qualifier - Brysun Stately, Girls 400 meters - 2nd qualifier - Lauren Hoffman, Girls 200 meters - 3rd qualifier - Lauren Hoffman, Girls 4 x 400 Relay - 3rd qualifier - Michelle Luse, Kim Dorey, Ashley McAllister, Lauren Hoffman, Girls 1600 Meters - Nicole Freeman & Krystal Buck, Boys 1600 meters - Jack Rielly & Dallin Parkinson, Girls 3200 meters - Tara Harmon, Boys 3200 meters - Greg Imamura.  

These field athletes will be competing in the finals on Friday: Girls High Jump - Veronica Stimson, Jackie Bardosi, (alternate) Jinnee Miller, Girls Shot Put - Jenny Downs, Girls Long Jump - Nicole Garces, Tiffany Yu, Amy Balch, Boys Pole Vault - Mike Gertz, Boys Long Jump - Julian David, Alex Yu, (alternate) Kevin Sensor, Boys Discus - Colton Harmon.


C.A.L. Finals Highlights (5-13-04) C.A.L. Finals Results!:  We had some Broncos move up higher on the all time lists and some new faces show up as well.  Freshman Veronica Stimson moved up the ladder in the high jump moving from a tie for 6th place to a tie for 5th place by jumping 5' 2" also good for her first CAL Championship!  Senior Brysun Stately and sophomore Tiffany Yu made their first appearance on the 300 hurdle and triple jump list respectively.  Brysun ran 50.84c for 10th on the 300 hurdle list and Tiffany jumped 32' 1" also good for 10th on the all time triple jump list.  Freshman Colton Harmon broke the freshman school record in the discus throwing 131' 5" while taking fourth place in the varsity competition.

The following Varsity Athletes were CAL Champions and because of this made the CAL All League Track and Field Team:  Michael Gertz - Pole Vault, Michael Kaufman - High Jump, Derek Porter - Triple Jump, Lauren Hoffman - 400 meters, Tara Harmon - 3200 meters, Veronica Stimson - High Jump, Brysun Stately - Pole Vault (CAL All League Team).  

Although there is no all league team for the frosh/soph boys we did have quite a few league champions from Bella Vista.  Freshman Ben Lehmann was a double winner in the 1600 and 3200 meters.  Josh Benton, also a freshman won the 110 meter hurdles and the high jump.  Nick Hein won the long jump, Aaron Harbert - triple jump, Ryan Stadler - shot put, Sam Corcos - Triple Jump.  Our 4 x 100 relay team of Sam Corcos, Ryan Smith, Josh Benton, and Greg Schirmer took home first place as well.


PR News From Nevada Union Invite: Another great meet for the Broncos at Nevada Union HS on Friday (5-7-04).  Super Frosh Lauren Hoffman tied the BV school record in the 200 meters with a 25.94c clocking and in winning the 400 meters set a NU Invite meet record for the frosh/soph girls division with a time of 59.9.  Senior Nicole Garces set a personal record of 33' 10" moving her to number 6 all time in the triple jump.  The vertical jumpers also did well with Freshman Sami Hartley taking 5th place with a PR 10' 6" vault and Junior Brysun Stately vaulting 11' 0" also her PR and moving her into a tie for second place all time in the pole vault.  Other personal records of note - freshman Dan Rosanski jumped 5' 8" in the high jump, junior Mike Gertz went 13' 0" in the pole vault, junior Julian David jumped 39' 3" in the triple jump, Freshman Kim Dorey ran 2:32.0 in the 800 meters.


Athletes of the week for 4/19 to 4/24: High jumper Jackie Bardosi for the girls.  She set personal records in the high jump at Wednesday's center meet (4'10") and then again on Saturday at the Bronco Invitational (5' 0") for 5th place and also made the all time list.  Pole vaulter Michael Gertz won it for the boys with a PR performance at the same two meets (12' 6"). 


All Time Lists Update From the Bronco Invite:  Freshmen Lauren Hoffman came within 4/100's of a second of breaking the school record in the 200 meters at the Bronco Invitational (April 24).  Her time of 25.98 (5th place at the Bronco Invite) puts her in 3rd place all time in that event.  Also, sophomore Jackie Bardosi made her first appearance on an all time list at the same meet with her 5'0" clearance in the high jump which was good for 4th place at the meet and makes her tied for 9th place all time!  Freshmen Josh Benton broke the freshmen school record in the 110 meter hurdles clocking 16.45.  His time was also better than the sophomore school record as well.  Pretty good for someone who wanted to quit hurdling and try a different event.


Personal Records Abound!:  At the CAL Center Meet # 3 (4-21-04) the Broncos posted several personal records (PR's) and a few moved up on the all time list again!  Leading the way was Lauren Hoffman with her 59.34c 400 meter win she climbed up the all time list to a solid 5th place.  Lauren also ran 26.84c in the 200 meters good for a tie for 6th all time.  Not to be out done Junior Sara Wang jumped onto the pole vault all time list at a tie for the 5th spot with a vault of 9' 0".  Some of the many PR's that were achieved on Wednesday were Derek Porter - Long Jump 20' 8" and Triple Jump - 41' 4.50", Jackie Bardosi - High Jump 4' 10", Colton Harmon - Discus 115' 11", Jenny Downs - Shot Put 29' 6" and Discus 80' 10", many more!!!!


I Need Video:  I have not taken much video this year for the end of the year video I make.  If you are interested in helping email Coach U at daveu@surewest.net.  I have a camera you can use.  The best time to do it is this Saturday 4-24 at BV.  I will need to talk with you to let you know what I need.


McAllister Breaks 11 foot Barrier:  On Friday, April 16 competing in the Woody Wilson Invitational at U.C. Davis, senior Ashley McAllister pole vaulted 11' 0".  That vault was good for second place at the prestigious meet and moved her into second place on the all time list!  She also has the second best vault in the Sac Joaquin Section this season and is only 3 inches behind the leader.


BV's Woody Wilson Qualifiers: Girls Pole Vault - Ashley McAllister, Brysun Stately, Sami Hartley, Kari McAllister, Veronica Stimson (Amy Balch - 11th alternate), Boys High Jump - Mike Kaufman (Dallin Parkinson 8th alternate), Boys Triple Jump - Alex Yu, Girls High Jump - Veronica Stimson, Girls Triple Jump (Nicole Garces 7th alternate), Girls 400 Meters - (Lauren Hoffman - 4th alternate),  Girls 3200 Meters - (Tara Harmon 3rd alternate), Girls 4 x 400 Relay - (Kim Dorey, Brysun Stately, Ashley McAllister, Lauren Hoffman).


Athletes of the week for 3/29 to 4/3: For the girls the award goes to freshman pole vaulter Sami Hartley.  On Saturday, April 3 she won her first invitational ever beating a field of 16 other schools!  For the boys Junior Jack Reilly gets the nod for his gutty performance in the 1600 meters.  After falling down he still came back to PR!


Another List For Hoffman! On Wednesday, March 31 freshmen Lauren Hoffman found herself on another of BV's all time lists.  This time she won the 400 meters at the CAL Center Meet 2 running a season best 61.14c good for 7th place all time.  She also ran 27.24c which improved her 10th place time in the 200 meters.  Our freshmen girls just keep getting better and better!  What will it be like in four years?!!!!


Athletes of the week for 3/15 to 3/20:  Every year we give out an athlete of the week award to a boy and girl for the weeks when we have league meets.  The center meet and league finals dates are March 17, March 31, April 21, and May13.  Last weeks awards went to Tiffany Yu for her performance in the first center meet.  She placed 4th in the triple jump with a 30' 6.50" and 6th in the long jump at 14' 4".  The boys winner was Greg Imamura for his gutty performance while he was sick in the same meet in the1600 (2nd at 4:56.2) and the 3200 (3rd at 10:57.7).  Athletes will receive a "Bella Vista Athlete of the Week" t-shirt.  Nice job Tiffany and Greg!


BV Accepted Athletes To Stanford Invitational: The following athletes have been accepted into the Stanford Track and Field Invitational on March 26 and 27.  On Friday March 26 at 5:00 pm Ashley McAllister and Sami Hartley will be in the pole vault.  On Saturday March 27 Nicole Garces - triple jump (9:30 am),  Alex Yu - triple jump (9:15 am), Veronica Stimson - high jump (9:15 am),  Dallin Parkinson and Michael Kaufman - High Jump (11:15 am).


Hoffman and Luse Make All Time Lists! At the first CAL center meet on March 17, 2004 freshman Lauren Hoffman moved onto the 10th spot on the all time list for the 200 meters running 27.34c and sophomore Michelle Luse entered the 400 meter all time list with a tie for 8th place by running 62.44c.


More Movement On The All Time List!:  It seems like every meet we have freshmen Veronica Stimson advances on an all time list.  On March 13, 2004 at the Capital Athletic League Invitational Veronica moved from a tie for 8th at 5' 0" to a tie for 7th by jumping 5' 1".  That jump was good for a 3rd place finish at the meet.  The crowded girls pole vault list got a little less crowded at the same meet when Kari McAllister vaulted 9' 0" to move her up to a tie for 5th with Veronica.  It now takes 8' 6" or better to make the girls pole vault all time list.  Most schools school records aren't 8' 6"!


A Record and Moving Up on The All Time List!: At the Clark Massey Memorial Relays on Saturday, March 6 freshmen pole vaulter Sami Hartley broke the freshmen school record held by Katie Nishimura (1999) and Ashley McAllister (2001) of 9' 6" by vaulting 10' 0".  Her 10' 0" clearance was also good enough to move her into 4th place all time in the pole vault.  Fellow freshmen Veronica Stimson moved up to 5th on the all time list in the pole vault for the second straight week clearing 9' 0" at the same meet. These two freshmen ladies combined efforts were good enough to take first place in the pole vault relay team competition against all other varsity competition. Looks like blue skies for Coach Taft for the next for years.  Another mark to note was Alex Yu's 42' 1" triple jump.  A very fine effort this early in the season.


All Time And Just A Freshmen:  In just her first meet as a Bronco without knowing it freshmen Veronica Stimson made Bella Vista's all time list in two events.  In a meet against Ponderosa and San Juan (3-3-04) her 8' 6" performance in the pole vault places her tied for 5th all time and her 5' 0" clearance in the high jump makes her tied for 8th place in the high jump.  Way to go Veronica!  It will be exciting to see what she can do with the rest of the season in front of her.  Another mark of note - Ashley McAllister vaulted 10' 6".  An excellent early season mark making her one of the top vaulters in the section this year.


We Need Officials: Parents - we need some help with officiating for our meet on Wednesday, March 3.  I have not had many parents sign up to help time or work at the field events.  If you have some time please come by.  We need people to help measure, rake, record, and time.


Thanks To All!  On Thursday, February 26 we had our annual Bronco Card Sale and if early totals are correct it looks like it was a huge success!  We brought in over $4,600.00 in sales and gave away over $400.00 in cash prizes.  Even though it rained a bit everyone who showed up had free pizza and soda so it turned out to be a pretty good time.  Thanks to all of the members of our team who donated their time to go out and sell the cards and to the parents for transporting and buying.  A special thanks to Lee Dorey, Jacqui McAllister, and Doug Grush for helping out Thursday night with organizing the drive.


Turn In Your Paperwork!: To receive your uniform you must first hand in your emergency card and rules sign off sheet.  Girls give yours to Coach Fagundes and boys to Coach U.  Both should be filled out and signed by a parent/guardian and the rules sheet should be signed by the athlete.  Our first meet is on Wednesday, February 25 so get it in on Monday!


Thanks! A big thanks to Justin Farabee for his generous donation of some shelves for our storage bin.  This is going to make it a lot easier to organize things and it has created more room for us to buy more stuff! 2-17-04


Fleet Feet Spike Night:  Fleet Feet at the corner of  Madison Avenue and Fair Oaks Blvd. is having its annual "Spike Night" on Thursday, February 19 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Track spikes will be on sale to BV track athletes for 15% off.


Practice Schedule 2-16-04 to 2-20-04:  All groups will meet Monday through Friday with their event coach during the following times - Pole Vaulters will meet with Coach Taft at 10:00 am, Jumpers will meet at 1:00 pm.  Distance runners will meet with Coach Fagundes at 10:00 am.  Throwers meet at 3:00 pm with Coach Myer and sprinters and Hurdlers will meet at 3:30 pm with Coach Haynes.    If an athlete does different events they should meet with there primary coach to discuss a workable schedule.  Athletes who's primary event is sprinting or hurdling but also do a jumping event should follow this schedule - High Jumpers Tuesday & Friday, Long/Triple Jumpers Monday & Thursday then work with Coach Haynes the remaining three days.


Track and Field Team Parent Meeting: We will have our Spring Sports Parent Meeting on Wednesday, February 11 in the large gym - please make this date part of your schedule. From 6:30 - 7:00 pm Bella Vista Athletic Director Mike Lee will talk to the parents of new BV athletes for all of the spring sports about how high school athletics works and what to expect.  It is very important that we get new athlete parents to the 6:30 meeting, it'll answer a lot of questions.  You need not attend the 6:30 session if you have already gone through it with another sport this year or last year.  

At 7:00 pm sharp he will be done and send the parents off to meet with the coaches for each individual sport parent meeting.  The track team parent meeting will not leave the large gym as we have the largest group.  We will begin at 7:00 pm when the gym is clear of the other sport groups.  Times to remember: 6:30 - General athletics meeting in large gym for all spring sports.  7:00 pm - Track and Field team parent meeting in large gym.

Topics for the track meeting will include team rules, goals, competition schedule, travel to away meets, fund raising and other volunteer opportunities.  Hope to see everyone there!


Physical Clearance In?  If you have had your physical turn in your clearance slip to Coach U before our February 2 start date.  This will help us save time during the first few days of practice.


2004 Season Track and Field Team Meeting: There will be a track and field team meeting on Wednesday, December 10 at lunch in the big gym.  This is a very important meeting to attend to receive information about the up-coming track and field season.  If you have any friends who want to come out make sure that they attend!


Bella Vista Track and Field 2005 Announcements

BV Grad Nick Sparks Story!


Summer All Comers Meets

Oakmont All-Comers Meets:  Oakmont High School in Roseville is scheduled to host a series of all-comers meets on Tuesdays in July at 6:30 p.m. Competition is planned in the 100, 200, 400, 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meters and the shot put, long jump and triple jump. Cost is $5, with proceeds going to the school's cross country program.  I will try to locate more information and post here.

Auburn All-Comers Track and Field Series:  This is a series of all comers meets at Placer High School for all age groups.  They are all on Wednesdays:  June 29th, July 13th, July 27th.  Sign in starts at 5:15 pm.  The first race begins at 6:00pm.  They usually go until 8:30 or 8:45.  There is usually an entry fee.  This site may not be accurate but it may give you an idea of how the meets work.  More information to follow.


Awards Banquet Highlights: On Thursday, June 2 we had our annual BV Track and Field awards night.  Much thanks to all of the parents who helped with the food preparation, and clean up.  Some of the nights highlights:

A total of 22 "all time list" plaques were given out at the awards banquet Thursday night.  We had four school records broken this year.  Two by Lauren Hoffman (100 meters - 12.37 and 200 meters - 25.69), one by J.D. Parker (110 hurdles - 16.44), and one in the sophomore 4 x 100 relay - 44.52 (Allen Thrall, Greg Schirmer, Pat Ashen, Sam Corcos).  Many more were given out to athletes achieving all time list marks.  Special awards were given out to each team for the most outstanding track, most outstanding field, and most valuable athletes.  For the Frosh/Soph boys team distance runner Ryan Golemohammadi won the most valuable athlete award, high jumper Dan Rosanski took home the most outstanding field athlete award, and hurdler J.D. Parker got the nod for the most outstanding track athlete award.  The girls team winners were vaulter/high jumper Veronica Stimson for most valuable athlete, horizontal jumper Tiffany Yu for most outstanding field athlete and sprinter Lauren Hoffman for most outstanding track athlete.  Finally for the varsity boys horizontal jumper Derek Porter won the most valuable athlete award, pole vaulter Mike Gertz took home the most outstanding field athlete award and sprinter Sterling Venkataya was our most outstanding track athlete.  Congratulations to these winners and to all of the Broncos for a outstanding season!  Have a restful summer and see you in 2006!


2005 BELLA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS AND BOYS TRACK AND FIELD AWARDS BANQUET AND POTLUCK

When: June 2 (Thursday) from 5:00PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Bella Vista High School Cafeteria

For the athletes and their immediate families who successfully completed the 2005 track and field season up to, and including, the Capital Athletic League Championship Meet.

The Bella Vista Bronco Track Club will provide water and soft drinks for the track and field athletes and their immediate families. The remainder of the potluck will be provided by the track and field event team members coordinated by track and field parent volunteers.  Bring enough to serve ten (10) to twelve (12) people for the dishes indicated below:

Hurdles Team – Chips, Dips, and Condiments - Coordinator: Mrs. Brammer
Shot Put/Discus Team – Chips, Dips, and Condiments - Coordinator: Mrs. Brammer
Sprint Team - Salads - Coordinator: Mrs. Petzold
Jumps Team – Casseroles - Coordinator: Mrs. Hartley
Distance Team - Desserts - Coordinator: Mrs. Visentin
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE TURNED IN THEIR UNIFORMS (SHORTS, SINGLET, AND SWEAT OUTFIT) IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THEIR AWARDS.  YOU MAY TURN IN YOUR UNIFORM AT THE BANQUET TO COACH UNTERHOLZNER (BOYS) OR COACH FAGUNDES (GIRLS).  PLEASE RETURN THE UNIFORMS CLEAN AND IN A BROWN PAPER BAG WITH YOUR NAME ON IT.

!!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND SUPPORT  !!


Capital Athletic League MVP's!  The eight head coaches of the CAL voted last week on a Most Valuable Athlete for the 2005 season.  One boy and one girl were nominated by each head coach from their team and then the nominees were voted on by all of the coaches.  The voting was based on each athletes performance in the league center meets and CAL Finals with total points and number of wins just some of the things considered.  The 2005 winner for the boys was distance runner Sean Kelleher (12) of Del Campo and the girls winner was Lauren Hoffman (10) of Bella Vista.  Congratulations to both of these fine athletes!


BV SJS Masters Meet Qualifiers:  The following athletes qualified for the Masters Meet on Thursday May 26, and Friday, May 27 at Hughes Stadium (Sacramento City College).  Boys Pole Vault - Michael Gertz and Austin Hodge (Alt), Girls Pole Vault - Kari McAllister, Boys High Jump - Michael Kaufman and Dan Rozanski (Alt), Girls Triple Jump - Tiffany Yu, Girls 100 meters - Lauren Hoffman, Girls 200 meters - Lauren Hoffman (Alt), Girls Shot Put - Jenny Downs (Alt), Girls 400 meters - Michele Luse, Girls 4 x 400 - Michele Luse, Laura Hine, Hannah Rivas, Lauren Hoffman, Boys 4 x 100 meters - David Rivas, Greg Schirmer, Sterling Venkataya, Sam Corcos.


Rock For The Cure: We will need a few volunteers for a charity event on May 21 at BV.  There will be a concert in the stadium to raise money for cancer research.  The event is Saturday May 21st, from 4-8.  There will be two volunteer shifts: 3:00  pm to 7:00 pm or 6:00 pm  to 9:00 pm.  Track and football will run the snack bar for this event. We need at least 15 volunteers per shift. Duties will include:

>-          ticket takers
>-          gate supervision
>-          audience supervision
>-          donation table

Each volunteer will receive a free T-shirt. I will need shirt sizes for each volunteer with a name for their name tag.  This is a great opportunity for us to work together for a great cause!


SJ Best Marks Lists (5-1-05)


Lauren Hoffman Breaks Two School Records At SMOC!  On Saturday (4-30) sophomore Lauren Hoffman showed that she is one of the best sprinters in the Sac Joaquin Section when she broke two school records in the 100 meters and 200 meters at the 2005 Sacramento Meet of Champions.  Her first record of the day came in the 100 meters when she won her heat at 12.37 improving her own school record by a huge .28 seconds.  She was 3rd overall in that event.  Later on she broke a three way school record tie in the 200 meters by running 25.69 placing her all alone at number one in school history in that event.  In the evening invitational session a tired Hoffman ran a fine 400 meter time of 58.62 for seventh place running into a strong wind and from lane nine.  Congratulations Lauren!.  

Frosh/Soph Boys Break Record! The sophomore boys relay team of Allen Thrall, Greg Schirmer, Patrick Ashen, and Sam Corcos broke an 18 year old record in the 4 x 100 relay by running 44.52 seconds at the Sacramento Meet of Champions.  That time was good enough to place second at the prestigious meet.


SJ Best Marks List (4-24)


Athlete of the Week (4-20-05)!  Last week the athletes of the week were announced for the third center meet of the year.  For the boys sophomore John O'Conner won for his big PR in the 3200 meters.  On the girls side senior Aimee Brammer took the prize for her PR and win in the 300 meter hurdles.  Congratulations to both!


Athlete of the Week!  Every week we have a center meet an athlete of the week is chosen for both the boys and the girls.  For the first center meet (March 16) the boy's winner was Ryan Golemohammadi (10) for the his double wins in the 800 meters and 1600 meters.  Kari McAllister (11) won on the girls side for her big PR of 10 feet in the pole vault.  For the second center meet (March 30) horizontal jumper Julian David (12) got the nod for his triple/long jump performance at center meet 2 and the April 2 Depth Charge meet.  Thrower Jenny Downs (11) won for the girls with a PR and an all time list appearance in the discus at the Depth Charge.  This last weeks winners will be announced on Monday (April 25) or Tuesday.


BV All Time Marks At Center Meet 3:  We had two athletes move up on the all time lists and one make his first appearance ever at the third CAL center meet of the year (4-20-05).  Horizontal jumper Tiffany Yu (10) made a big move in the triple jump from number 9 all time to number 6 all time by jumping 34' 5" and Jenny Downs (11) moved from 9th place in the Discus to 7th by throwing 103' 4".  Senior Derek Porter made his first appearance ever on a BV all time list by triple jumping 44' 3" putting him at number 6 all time (and now his coach owes him a pizza!).  


Section Best Marks List 4/11!

Statewide Girls Best Marks 4/10!


Thank You All for helping at the Bronco Invitational!  Where do I start?  Thanks to Chris Lafazia, Gordon Hubble, and Jerry Coleman for a great job clerking the track.  Thanks to Casa Roble High School for stepping up and running the shot put all day.  Thanks to Steve Bjork and Jon Wagner for running the triple and long jumps.  Thanks to the Bella Vista Track and Field Booster Club and all of the BV parents for volunteering their time to help at the gates, snack bar, finish line, awards table, name tag table and many more places that I am forgetting.  Thanks to the BV athletes for helping out when asked.  Thanks to Rob Schmalenberger for announcing.  Thanks to Dianna Hekeno for entering the results.  Thanks to Allen Wong and Susan Freeman for seeding the trials and finals.  Thanks to the Sierra Race Walk Club for running the High Jump.  Thanks to the Fleet Feet Running Club for helping out at the long and triple jump pits.  Thanks to Don Aguiar for running the pole vault.  We could not have done it without you!


All Time List Update:  During the last two weeks there has been a lot of movement on the BV all time lists.  Last week at the Depth Charge meet (4-2-05) at Folsom High School though remaining in 9th place all time Tiffany Yu improved her long jump PR and 9th place ranking to 15' 10.50".  Jenny Downs moved up to the 9th position on the discus list improving her best throw to 94' 2".  Sprinter Lauren Hoffman moved from the 6th position in the 400 meters to second all time with a time of 58.19.  A week later at the Bronco Invitational (4-9-05) two school records were broken.  The first of the day was broken by J.D. Parker in the 110 Hurdles.  J.D. broke Tanner Parkinson's record of 16.92 in 2001 by running 16.44 good for third place in the meet.  Later in the meet Lauren Hoffman broke Nicole Coleman's 10 year old 100 meter school record of 12.81 by .16 seconds clocking 12.65 to win the invitational.  Also during the Bronco Invitational Tiffany Yu and Jenny Downs made moves on the list but both did it in a different event than from the previous week.  Tiffany triple jumped 33' 6.25" giving her third place in the meet and improving her 9th place performance all time.  Jenny had a big PR in the shot put throwing 31' 10" to make her debut appearance at number seven all time.  Finally Diane McAllister of the pole vaulting McAllisters improved by a whole foot vaulting 9' 6" good for 3rd place at the Bronco Invite and seventh all time.  We will have to buy a plaque for everyone who makes the list this year.  Another year of breaking the bank!


Sac Joaquin Section Best Marks List! (3/26)


Sac Joaquin Section Best Marks List! (3/20)


Sac Joaquin Section Best Marks List! (3/15)


Another Thank You!  Thanks to Tim Hodge and T.L. Hodge Construction for their help with putting in our recognition plaques up at the track.  You can check them out at the main entrance to the track and at the shot put rings.  Because of Mr. Hodge people will be able to enjoy these plaques for years to come.  What a great gift!


Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! It is amazing how things came together before and during this last week before the CAL Invitational.  First, a big thanks to Kreig Kaufman for all of his hard work delivering sand for the jump pits, mowing the grass around the track, and taking care of the golf cart batteries.  Thanks to all of the BV parents and our Track Booster Club who gave of their time to help out at the meet.  Thanks to the BV athletes who helped out the week before and during the meet.  Thanks to the schools of the CAL for doing such an outstanding job helping run the meet.  We had nothing but compliments from the visiting schools about how well the meet was run.  Thanks to the weather!  These types of events can not be put on by one or two people.  We need great people like yourselves to accomplish great things.  I hope everyone had a good time!  


All Time List Update! There were a few Broncos who achieved all time list marks at the CAL Invitational on March 12.  The McAllister Sisters, Kari and Diane, each contributed to the list.  Kari (11) improved her mark to 10' 6" (tied for 4th all time) and Diane (9) made her list debut at 8' 6" (tied for 9th all time).  Mike Gertz (12) cleared 13' 6" to enter the list for the first time tied for 9th all time.  High jumpers Veronica Stimson (10) and Jackie Bardosi (11) equaled their PR's and all time marks on Saturday.  Veronica jumped 5' 4" to win the meet and Jackie went 5' 0" to tie for 4th.


Clarke Massey Relays All Time List Update!  Tiffany Yu (11) became a member of her second all time list at the Clarke Massey Relays on March 5.  Jumping 15' 5" in the long jump Tiffany entered the list at 9th all time!


Inter-squad Meet Highlights!  The team scores are not finished being tabulated but here are some individual highlights.  Veronica Stimson (10) lead the way with marks of 10-6 in the pole vault (tied for 4th place all time) and 5-2 in the high jump.  Patrick Ashen (10) 41-2 in the triple jump.  Mike Gertz (12) 13-6 in the pole vault.  That ties him for 9th all time.  Derek Porter (12) jumped 20-11 in the long jump (2.5 inches off 10th all time).  Jenny Downs (11) threw 29-10 in the shot put (less than a foot off 10th all time).  Looks like another strong group for the Broncos in 2005.  Look for more full results soon.


Team Parent Meeting:  On Wednesday, February 16 we will be having our Track and Field team parent meeting.  It will begin at 7:00 pm at Bella Vista High School in room D-3.  The general athletics meeting will be in the cafeteria and begins at 6:30 pm with the track team meeting immediately following.  The 6:30 pm general meeting is for those parents who are new to Bella Vista athletics and will cover the general policies that all parents need to know.  If you have never attended this meeting it is a good idea to find the time to get there.  Our track and field meeting will be covering team rules and policies, transportation, the current financial state of athletics in our district, why it is important for our parents to be involved and how they can help.  Please plan to attend this important meeting!


First Practice!  Our first practice of the year will be Tuesday, February 1 at 3:00 pm.  Meet in the stadium and be dressed in something to work out in.


A big thanks to the Kaufman family for donating a trailer and hitch to the track team.  The trailer will attach to the new gulf cart and make transporting equipment much easier!


2005 Season Track and Field Team Meeting: The Bronco Track and Field Team we will be having a sign up meeting on Wednesday, December 8 2004 at lunch in the big gym.  Those interested will need to be there to sign up and collect important information on the upcoming 2005 season.  If you have any friends who want to come out make sure that they attend!  Our season begins Tuesday, February 1.


2006 Bella Vista Track and Field Announcements

Sac Bee Article on Lauren and Veronica!


 

Woody Wilson Invitational Qualifiers:  The following Bella Vista athletes have qualified for the Woody Wilson Invitational on Friday, April 14.  (Athlete Name, Event qualified, event time, heat/rank) - J.D. Parker: 300 hurdles - 8:25 pm, heat 1 lane 5, Lauren Hoffman: 400 meters - 6:50 pm, heat 2, lane 3, 200 meters - 8:33 pm, heat 2, lane 7, long jump - 5:20 pm, 9th, Diane McAllister: Pole Vault - 4:30 pm, 14th, Veronica Stimson: Pole Vault - 4:30 pm, 11th, High Jump - 7:30 pm, 3rd, Sami Hartley: Pole Vault - 4:30 pm, 9th, Kari McAllister: Pole Vault - 4:30 pm, 6th, Tiffany Yu: Triple Jump - 8:00 pm, 7th, Jinnee Miller: High Jump - 7:30 pm, Alternate.  Plan to be at U. C. Davis (MAP - U. C. Davis) one hour before your scheduled event time.  Please take into account that the traffic out of Sacramento at this time of day can be bad so give yourself plenty of time to get there.


Another Record For Lauren!  Lauren Hoffman broke her own school record in the 200 meters in the first meet of the season on a cold Wednesday (3-8-06) night at BV.  She lowered the record she set last year at 25.69 by a full 2 tenths of a second running 25.49.  What will she be able to do when it starts to heat up?  WOW!


Mandatory Parent Meeting:  There will be a track and field team parent meeting on Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 pm at Bella Vista High School.  It is imperative that all team members have a parent or guardian representative at this meeting.  The exact room location will be posted right here when available.  The meeting should take about an hour so please put this time aside for your kids.  Thanks and we will see you there.


2006 Season Track and Field Team Meeting: The Bronco Track and Field Team we will be having a sign up meeting on Tuesday, December 6 2005 at lunch in the big gym.  Those interested will need to be there to sign up and collect important information on the upcoming 2006 season.  If you have any friends who want to come out make sure that they attend!  Our season begins Wednesday, February 1.


2007 Bella Vista Track and Field Announcements

Sac Bee's All Metro Teams! Veronica Stimson 1st Team!


BV Star Crushes Pole Vault Record! Bella Vista star Veronica Stimson made a statement in a big way on Friday night (5-25-07) at the Sac Joaquin Section Masters meet tying a Masters meet record in the pole vault, winning the masters meet pole vault championship, and shattering her own school record by vaulting 13 feet.  To put it into perspective here is what 13 feet means.  She has the best pole vault mark in the Sac Joaquin Section this year (Sac Joaquin Section Best Marks List!) and tied for number two all time, she has the third best mark in the state this year (State Best Marks!), she is 11th on the California State all time list, and finally she is ranked in the top 10 nationally (National List).  It also ties her for number 15 all time on the Bella Vista Boys pole vault list!  Wow!  This is truly one of the greatest performances in Bella Vista track and field history!  Way to go Roni! (again).  Thanks for the memories!


                 

Veronica Stimson Continues to Amaze!  At today's Sac Joaquin Section Masters Meet (5-24-07) BV high jumper/pole vaulter extraordinaire Veronica Stimson qualified for the CIF State Meet for the second year in a row in the high jump going 5-06 inches.  That height was good for second place.  Tomorrow Roni tries for a second birth into the same state meet when she competes in the pole vault.  If you can, come out and support her and catch a great track meet!  Way to go Roni!!!!! 


Senior Veronica Stimson set a school record in the pole vault vaulting 12-04 at the Sac Joaquin Section Division 2 Finals on Friday!  She broke Katie Nishimura's record of 12-03.  In vaulting 12-04 she also became the division 2 pole vault champion.  Congratulations Roni!


Sac Joaquin Section Best Marks List! through April 25, 2007


Thanks: I would like to say thank you to all of the people who helped out at the Bronco Invitational.  I joke with the kids on the team that the week of this meet is the most stressful of my life (which means I have a pretty good life!).  The thing is with all of the help I get from the coaching staff, parents, and team I really don't feel the stress quite as much.  This year's addition was one of our most successful.  Thanks for making it happen!

U


Athletes of the Week:  For the week of our first center meet (March 7) the Bella Vista athletes of the week were Fred Carino and Megan Capistrano.  While competing in four events each, both were major contributors to their teams wins at the CAL center meet and had outstanding performances at the CAL Invitational on March 10.   Congratulations!


Presidents Week Practice Schedule:  Practice for the week of February 19-23 will be at 2:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with our intra-squad meet starting at 3:00 pm on Wednesday 2-21.

Team Parent Meeting:  There will be a team parent meeting on Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 pm in the Bella Vista cafeteria.  This is a very important meeting so we need as many parents to attend as possible.  We will be covering team rules and guidelines, transportation, season schedule, fund raising, and other volunteer opportunities.  Hope to see everyone there!

2007 Season Track and Field Team Sign Ups: The Bronco Track and Field Team we will be having a sign up meeting on Tuesday, December 12 2006 at lunch in the big gym.  Those interested will need to be there to sign up and collect important information on the upcoming 2007 season.  If you have any friends who want to come out make sure that they stop by!  Our season begins Wednesday, February 10.  Mandatory pre-season conditioning begins Monday, January 22 (conditioning schedule).  You must be physically cleared before January 22!  See below for more information on physical clearance, grades, etc...


 

2008 Bella Vista Track and Field Announcements


BV Track and Field Awards Night Highlights! For the first time ever the Bella Vista High School track and field team awards night was held outdoors at Fair Oaks park on a cool, breezy Wednesday evening.  There was an avalanche of trophies and plaques given out this May 28 and the following is me doing my best to recount it all.  Special awards were given out (plaques) to those who made the top ten all time list or broke a school or class record.  To view those recipients follow this link to the all time list page and and this link to the school records page and look for the names highlighted in bold print.  We gave out a total of 20 school record and all time list plaques!  Next MVP and Most Outstanding awards were given out to each team.  First for the frosh/soph boys team:  sprinter Jordan Archie (10) received the Most Valuable Athlete award, jumper Jesse Delbono (10) won for Most Outstanding Field Athlete, and distance ace James Dietler-Bennion (9) took home the Most Outstanding Track Athlete award.  Varsity girls winners were:  jumper/vaulter Angie Charles (9) and jumper/vaulter/sprinter Emily Bush (11) for Most Valuable Athletes, vaulter Diane McAllister (12) for Most Outstanding Field Athlete, and jumper/sprinter Megan Capistrano (10) for Most Outstanding Track Athlete.  A surprised Megan was also awarded the Capital Athletic Leagues Most Valuable Athlete award based on her performance in CAL league center meets and league finals as voted on by the CAL head track and field coaches.  Finally the varsity boys winners were: jumper/hurdler Keith Lester (12) for Most Valuable Athlete, jumper Eric Rice (11) for Most Outstanding Field Athlete, and jumper/hurdler James Dills (11) for Most Outstanding Track Athlete.  The last awards given out were the Senior Awards given to the senior team members who have successfully completed four years of track and field at Bella Vista.  Diane McAllister was the lone senior girl to receive the award this year.  The award was also given to three boys, Keith Lester, Jeff Weaver, and Anthony Fagundes.  As you can see Bella Vista Track and Field enjoyed much success in 2008.  Boys and girls league titles, numerous school records and personal records, and a state meet birth.  With so many of our top athletes returning next year it looks like a very bright future for the Broncos!  It is now time to take a well deserved rest and then get geared up for next year!  Thanks so much to all of the athletes and their parents for such a great year.  U


Athletes of the Week (Center Meet 3): Two more Broncos were named athlete of the week for the week of CAL center meet 3.  For the boys Paul Pineda won the award for another great performance in the 300 hurdles as well as solidly scoring in the 100 and 200.  On the girls side Corinna Farris got the nod for scoring in all four of her events (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, triple jump and high jump.  Congratulations to both athletes!


Athletes of the Week (Center Meet 1 & 2):  Every year the Bella Vista Track and Field program give an athlete of the week award to deserving team members during the weeks we have a CAL meet.  This year for the week of the first center meet Maddie Benton won the award for her performance in the 300 hurdles and 800 meters and Keith Lester won it for the boys for stepping in and scoring big in the hurdles and triple jump.  For the second center meet Leah Parrish won for winning the shot put and discus and showing a gutty performance in the 800 meters and for the boys Jordan Archie won for his improvement in the 100 and 200 meters.


Team Parent Meeting:  We will have a parent meeting on Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria at Bella Vista HS.  This is always a very important meeting for our parents so please try to be there if you can.  We will be discussing team rules and guidelines, transportation, volunteer opportunities, and much more.  I hope to see everyone there.


Missed Sign-ups?:  If you missed sign-ups for the track and field team you can still sign up with Coach U anytime!  Come down to the large gym and get signed up and pick up some important information.


2008 Season Track and Field Team Sign Ups: The Bronco Track and Field Team we will be having a sign up meeting on Tuesday, December 11 2007 at lunch in the big gym.  Those interested will need to be there to sign up and collect important information on the upcoming 2008 season.  If you have any friends who want to come out make sure that they stop by!  Our season begins Wednesday, February 10.  Mandatory pre-season conditioning begins Tuesday, January 22 (conditioning schedule).  You must be physically cleared before January 22!  See below for more information on physical clearance, grades, etc...


2012 Bella Vista Track and Field Announcements

2012 Bella Vista Track and Field Awards Night Wrap-up: On Wednesday, May 30 we had our annual awards night (click for pictures) with loads and loads of awards given out. Here are some highlights. For the freshman/sophomore girls McKenzie Sup (10) took home the Most Valuable Athlete award, Sierra Fisher (10) won the Most Outstanding Field Athlete, and Renny Castanon (9) was this years Most Outstanding Track Athlete. The freshman/sophomore boys Most Valuable Athlete went to Robert Britschgi (10) with the Most Outstanding Field Athlete going to Phillip Gwin (9) and finally the Most Outstanding Track Athlete was awarded to Drew Childs (9). The junior/senior girls awards went to Autumn Edgar for Most Valuable Athlete. The Most Outstanding Field Athlete went to Sarah Reinhardt, and the Most Outstanding Track Athlete went to Ashley Feldkamp. The junior/senior boys Most Valuable Athlete went to Cory Barger. The Most Outstanding Field Athlete went to Devin Farnan and the Most Outstanding Track Athlete went to Phelan McKinney. Several other league awards (Capital Valley Conference all league and MVP/Most Outstanding) were named just prior to our awards night. To view them follow these links - CVC All League Boys, CVC All League Girls.


Bella Vista Track and Field Awards Banquet and Potluck

When: May 30 (Wednesday) from 5:30PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Bella Vista High School Cafeteria
Who: Track and Field Athletes and their immediate families

The Bella Vista Bronco Track Club will provide dessert, water and soft drinks for the track and field athletes and their immediate families. The remainder of the potluck will be provided by the families (alphabetically). Bring enough to serve ten or so people for the dishes indicated below:

Last Name Starting with A to M:                Main dish

Last Name Starting with N to Z:                Side dish or Salad

IMPORTANT NOTE: All athletes must have turned in their uniforms (shorts, singlet, and sweat outfit) in order to receive their awards. You may turn in your uniform at the Banquet to Coach Unterholzner (Sprinters/Field Events) or Coach Sargent (Distance Runners).  Please return the uniforms clean and in a brown paper bag with your NAME on it.


Really?!?! It's 2:45 pm on Saturday, March 24 still no rain. That's almost six hours of no rain when we could have had a meet. Here is the forecast from this morning - Clouds will be on the increase tonight and rain will be developing Saturday morning. It will likely rain for most of the day in the valley and points to the west. The foothills and Sierra have a better chance of staying cloudy with lighter rain. Sunday should be a showery day throughout the area with snow above 4000 feet. How do weather forecasters keep their jobs? Worst forecast ever...


Parent Meeting: The Bella Vista track and field team will be having our annual parent meeting n Wednesday, February 15 at 6:30 in the BV Library. Topics of discussion will be team rules and expectations, season schedule, transportation to away meets, and ways you as parents can help your son or daughter as well as the BV track community. We have a very large team this year so it is important that we get everyone involved and thismeeting is the first step. Hope to see you all there!


Still Need To Sign-up For Bella Vista Track and Field Team?  You can sign up here by emailing Coach U the following information:  Your first and last name, grade in school, parents/guardians names, parents/guardians email address, t-shirt size, and home phone number.  Click here to email your sign-up information to Coach U.  For all other information on the up coming 2012 Bella Vista track and field season read the frequently asked questions below.

2013 Bella Vista Track and Field Announcements

2012/13 SJS Year In Review! Spring Review!


Capital Valley Conference MVP's and Most Outstanding Athletes! The voting is finally finished for our league Most Valuable Athletes and Most Outstanding Athletes. The Broncos did pretty good!

  • Girls Most Outstanding Field Athlete – Sarah Reinhardt (Bella Vista)
  • Girls Most Outstanding Track Athlete – Kendall Derry (Bella Vista)
  • Girls Most Valuable Athlete – Tie between Joy Weems (Del Campo) and McKenzie Sup (Bella Vista)
  • Boys Most Outstanding Field Athlete – Cory Barger (Bella Vista)
  • Boys Most Outstanding Track Athlete – Austin Moore (Oakmont)
  • Boys Most Valuable Athlete – Daniel Gow (Bella Vista)

Four State Meet Qualifiers For Bella Vista! It was a good two days at the Sac Joaquin Section Masters Meet for the Bronco track and field team. Four of Bella Vista's finest were able to secure a spot to the California State Championships which will be held next week in Clovis. To qualify athletes needed to place in the top three in their event or achieve a state meet at large mark.

The first to qualify on Thursday (May 23) was senior Sarah Reinhardt in the high jump. Sarah placed third with a jump of 5-03 (video of Sarah's qualifying jump) making her one of the three auto qualifiers for that event. We had to wait another day for our next state meet birth when junior McKenzie Sup broke through with a huge PR in the long jump. McKenzie bettered her own school record jumping 18-09.25 (video of McKenzie's big jump) good for second place. Next up was freshman Kendall Derry in the 1600. Her impressive prefomance and school record 4:56.23 earned her a second place finish and her first trip to the state meet (video of girls 1600 meters starts at around 26 minutes into video).

Finally senior Cory Barger showed one of the most clutch preformances of the night. Cory was in fourth place going in to the last round of jumps and needed to be in third place or jump the state meet at large standard of 22-08 to extend his season to next week. His best jump in the competition up to the final round of jumps was 22-06.25. On his final attempt he landed in the pit with a jump that measured 22-11.25 (video of Cory's last jump) securing a spot to Clovis next week!

Video of SJS Masters Trials (Thursday) Field Events

Video of SJS Masters Finals (Friday) Field Events.

Podium photos of all four athletes are below. Click here for more meet photos. Click here for a link to some SacBee.com photos. We are so proud of all of you!

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2013 SJS Masters Sarah Reinhardt 3rd Place
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2013 McKenzie Sup 2nd SJS Masters
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Kendall Derry 2nd SJS Masters 1600
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Cory Barger 4th SJS Masters Long Jump
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Awards Night Highlights! Our annual awards night took place on Tuesday, May 21. Many awards were given out including all time list awards, senior awards and special MVP awards. The special awards went to the most outstanding track athlete, most outstanding field athlete and most valuable athlete for each classification.

The frosh/soph girls most valuable athlete award went to distance star Kaitlin Derry (9), her sister distance star Kendall Derry (9) was the frosh/soph girls most outstanding track athlete and the most outstanding field athlete went to high jumper Shelby Dozier (9). For the boys frosh/soph the most valuable athlete went to sprinter Andreas Litton (9). The most outstanding track athlete went to 3200 runner Drew Childs (10), and the most outstanding field athlete went to pole vaulter Phillip Gwin (10).

The varsity winners for the girls were long jumper, sprinter McKenzie Sup (11) who took home the most valuable athlete award. Middle distance ace Ashley Feldkamp (12) won the most outstanding track award and high jumper Sarah Reinhardt (12) won the most outstanding field athlete. For the boys sprinter Robert Britschgi (11) got the nod for the most valuable athlete with distance runner Daniel Gow winning the most outstanding track athlete. Finally jumper Cory Barger (12) won the most outstanding field athlete award.


Bella Vista Track and Field Awards Night!

When: May 21 (Tuesday) from 5:30PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Bella Vista High School Cafeteria
Who: Track and Field Athletes and their immediate families

The Bella Vista Bronco Track Club will provide dessert, water and soft drinks for the track and field athletes and their immediate families. The remainder of the potluck will be provided by the families (alphabetically). Bring enough to serve ten or so people for the dishes indicated below

Last Name Starting with A to M:                Main dish

Last Name Starting with N to Z:                Side dish or Salad

IMPORTANT NOTE: All athletes must have turned in their uniforms (shorts, singlet, and sweat outfit) in order to receive their awards. You may turn in your uniform at the Banquet to Coach Unterholzner.  Please return the uniforms clean and in a brown paper bag with your NAME on it.


Bella Vista Sweeps Division II SJS Titles (results): On Friday, May 17 the Bella Vista varsity boys and girls teams made school history by sweeping the Sac Joaquin Section team titles and winning more individual section titles than ever before. The girls scored 91 points for a comanding win over second place Del Campo high school who had 26 points. On the boys side the Broncos tallied 46 points to out distance Rosemont high school who finished with 29 points.

Between the boys and girls teams BV had five individual divisional champions in six different events! On Wednesday senior Cory Barger became the DII-III boys long jump champion jumping 22' 1" and right around the same time junior Amanda Nichols won the girls pole vault at 9' 11". Friday night the Broncos added four more individual titles with freshman Kendall Derry winning both the 1600 meters (5:04.77 - race video) and 800 meters (2:15.35 - race video) and senior Sara Reinhardt winning the high jump by clearing 5' 5". For the boys senior Daniel Gow took home first place in the 1600 meters with a time of 4:21.80.

Here is a list of all of the Bella Vista qualifiers to the Masters meet. 23 total individuals with 29 entries. Sara Reinhardt and Shelby Dozier - high jump; Amanda Nichols, Gabriella Romano and Sierra Fisher - pole vault; McKenzie Sup - 400 meters and long jump; Kendall Derry - 800 and 1600 meters; Kaitlin Derry - 800 and 1600 meters; Ashley Feldkamp - 800 meters; Brook Eberle - 1600 meters and 800 meters; Sedona McNerney - 3200 meters; Sophia Vivaldi - 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles; the girls 4 x 400 relay of McKenzie Sup, Ashley Feldkamp, Kaitlin Derry and Kendall Derry; Cory Barger - high jump, triple jump, long jump; Devin Farnan - high jump; Phillip Gwin - pole vault; Daniel Gow - 1600 and 800 meters; Brynn Sargent - 1600 meters; Drew Childs - 3200 meters; Darren Myers - 300 hurdles; the boys 4 x 400 relay of Austin Hvidsten, Bryce Gwaltney, Andreas Litton, and Robert Britschgi. We hope you all come out and support these amazing kids next week at the Masters meet at Elk Grove high school and help us finish up this historic season! Pictures to follow! (posted 5-18-13)

More Pics!
2013 Bella Vista SJS Team Champs

Bella Vista Athletes Show Their Quality At SMOC: Yesterday at American River College the Bella Vista track and field team went head to head with the best Northern California had to offer and came out shinning at the 33rd addition of the Sacramento Meet of Champions. The event was highlighted by 8 Bella Vista all time list marks and one school record!

Freshman Kendall Derry broke Anne Kuphaldt's 25 year old 1600 meter school record of 5:03.33 by running 5:01.94 good for 3rd place in the very competitive Invitational Session. The assault on the all time list was led by Daniel Gow in the 1600 meters and McKenzie Sup in the 400 meters. Both athletes knocked two BV legends down a notch on the all time list. Daniel took third place in the Invitational 1600 with a number two all time list time of 4:16.03 moving alum and all around famous guy Nick Sparks down to third on the list. Daniel's time was the best in the Sac Joaquin Section so far this year. McKenzie placed 2nd in the Open Session 400 meters running 57.30 good for 2nd all time in Bella Vista history and moving the great Jill Moss down to 3rd on the 400 meter list.

Other all time marks were posted by Cory Barger in the long jump at 22-00 - 4th all time, Bryce Gwaltney in the 300 hurdles ran 41.97 - 20th all time, Shelby Dozier in the high jump went 5-04 - tied for 4th all time. The boys 4 x 100 relay team of Andreas Litton, Cory Barger, Darren Myers and Robert Britschgi ran 43.68 ranking them 6th all time. Finally the boys 4 x 400 relay team of Andreas Litton, Tyler Miguel, Bryce Gwaltney and Robert Britschgi ran 3:26.18 placing them 9th all time. This was one of the more memorable meets for the Bella Vista coaches in years! (posted 4-28-13)


So Many Records! On Friday, April 19 at the Woody Wilson Invitational the girls distance medley relay team of Kaitlin Derry, McKenzie Sup, Ashley Feldkamp and Kendall Derry broke a school record that was previously set 27 years ago. The old record of 12:15.51 was established at the Mt. Sac Relays in Southern California back in 1986 with the team of Ann Kuphaldt, Mary Kuphaldt, Theresa Meza and Traci Banuelos. The new record is now 12:08.47 with the girls splits being 3:48 (Kaitlin), 56.3 (McKenzie), 2:20 (Ashley) and 5:03 (Kendall). This makes a clean sweep of the distance relays this year! What's next... the girls 4 x 400? (posted 4-20-13)

Link to Race Video!
 
2013 Bella Vista Girls DMR School Record

More Records Here is a quick update of some class/team school records that were overlooked or just recently broken. The girls long jump team of McKenzie Sup, Hannah Johnson and Sierra Fisher set the school record of 48-08 on April 17 at the Rio Linda center meet with McKenzie bettering her own individual school record jumping 18-06.50. Andreas Litton did in fact lower his own school record in the freshman 200 meters to 22.92 at Wednesday's center meet in Rio Linda. As it turns out Kendall Derry's times in the 800 (2:17.64), 1600 (5:06.57) and 3200 (11:21.77) meters are all frosh/soph class records! These have been already set and so early in the season so look for them to be lowered again in the coming weeks. We are going to spend a fortune on plaques at the end of the year! (posted 4-20-13)


Andreas Litton Breaks Freshman 200 Meter Record! BV Freshman Andreas Litton broke the oldest school record on the books yesterday (4-13-13) at the Bronco Invitational. The old record of 23.34 set by Richard Mackey back in (are you ready for this?) 1965. That makes it a 48 year old record! Andreas' time was 23.07 which was good for 5th place in the varsity division. I have a feeling we will see this record lowered a few more times this season. Congratulations Andreas! (posted 4-14-13)

Andreas Litton

Boys 4 x 1600 Break 32 Year Old Record! Yesterday (April 5) at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational the boys 4 x 1600 relay team of Brynn Sargent, Drew Childs, Andrew Petersen, and Daniel Gow broke one of the oldest records that we have for the BV track team. Running 18:15.26 the boys broke the old record of 18:24.14c set way back in 1981! The 1981 team consisted of Joe Kuphaldt, Dan Morse, Mike Lee, Harold Kuphaldt. That is the same Harold Kuphaldt that coached the team to the record. (posted 4-7-13)

Race Video!
 
2013 Bella Vista 4 x 1600 Relay School Record Team

Girls 4 x 800 meter Relay Record Falls at Stanford! Last week the relay team of Ashley Feldkamp, Renny Castanon, Kaitlin Derry, and Kendall Derry broke a 27 year old school 4 x 1600 meter relay record. Eight days later on March 30 the same four girls broke a 28 year old 4 x 800 meter relay record by running 9:24.98 at the Stanford Invitational. The old record of 9:53.54 was set in 1985 and was held by Ann Kuphaldt, Mary Kuphaldt, Terri Dillon, and Jacinta Showers. The girls now have their sights set on the Distance Medley relay record set back in 1986. Stay tuned! (posted 3-30-13)

Link to race video
Derry twins 3K video (Heat 2)
 
2013 BV Girls 4 x 800 School Record Team

Spring Break Practice Schedule - I will post more event schedules as I receive them.

  • Jumpers will meet at 2:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. No jump practice on Friday.
  • Vaulters will meet Monday at 10:00 am, Tuesday at 10:00 am, Wednesday at 3:00 pm, Thursday at 10:00 am. No vault practice on Friday.
  • Sprinters and hurdlers will meet at 3:00 pm Monday to Thursday. No practice Friday.
  • Throwers meet at 10:00 am Monday through Friday.
  • Distance Runners: Monday - 4:00 pm @ Pheonix Park, Tuesday - 4:00 pm @ BV Track, Wednesday - 4:00 pm @ Chicken Park Old Fair Oaks, Thursday - Meet on your own, Friday - Those not attending Stanford Invite meet at BV at 3:00 pm then Gunner Hill Workout.

BV Girls Break 27 Year Old School Record! The BV girls 4 x 1600 meter relay team of Ashley Feldkamp, Renny Castanon, Kaitlin Derry, and Kendall Derry broke the school record at the Bronco Roundup Distance Carnival last night by running 21:28.53. Kendall Derry anchored the team and brought home a 5:09 split for her leg of the relay! The old school record was 21:36.54c by Ann Kuphaldt, Mary Kuphaldt, Theresa Meza and Shelly Spoon in 1986. Picture and video below. Congratulations ladies! (posted 3-23-13)

Link to Race Video
 
2013 Bella Vista 4x1600 Girls School Record Team

Parent Meeting: The Bella Vista track and field team will be having our annual parent meeting Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 in the BV Cafeteria. Topics of discussion will be team rules and expectations, season schedule, transportation to away meets, and ways you as parents can help your son or daughter as well as the BV track community. We have a very large team this year so it is important that we get everyone involved and this meeting is the first step. Hope to see you all there! (posted 2-12-13)


Practice Schedule for February Break (Feb 20-24):

  • Long jump, triple jump, high jump, and hurdlers meet Monday through Friday at the track at 2:00 pm.
  • Distance runners (800m 1600m, 3200m) meet - TBA
  • Sprinters - Monday through Friday at the track at 3:00 pm.
  • Throwers - Monday through Friday at the track at 3:00 pm.
  • Pole Vaulters - Monday & Tuesday at 10:00 am, Wednesday & Thursday at 3:30 pm.
  • Distance - 4:00 pm everyday. Monday @ BV, Tuesday @ Phoenix Park, Wednesday @ Old Town Fair Oaks Park (10219 Fair Oaks Blvd), Thursday @ Old Town Fair Oaks Park, Friday @ BV

Still Need To Sign-up For Bella Vista Track and Field Team?  You can sign up here by emailing Coach U the following information:  Your first and last name, grade in school, parents/guardians names, parents/guardians email address, t-shirt size, and home phone number.  Click here to email your sign-up information to Coach U.  For all other information on the up coming 2013 Bella Vista track and field season follow the link to the frequently asked questions page above. (posted 12-5-12)


2013 Track and Field Team Sign Ups: The Bella Vista Track and Field Team will be having sign-ups on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at lunch in the big gym.  Those wanting to join the team will need to be there to sign up and collect important information on the upcoming 2013 season.  If you have any friends who want to come out make sure that they stop by! Pre-season conditioning begins Monday, January 14 (conditioning schedule). Our season officially begins Monday, February 4.   You must go through the clearance process to be able to participate with the team during pre-season conditioning!  See above for more information on athletic clearance, grades, etc... (posted 11-7-12)

2014 Bella Vista Track and Field Announcements

A message from Andy (7-24-14):

Today marked one month since the accident that left me paralyzed below my shoulders. As I slowly regain function I realize that this isn't a death sentence. Although... you may never see me running on the track or setting up a rally again, I'm still the same Andy Wu. In the past month I've been blessed with the love and support of my friends and family and I cannot thank you all enough. I'm happy to say that I will be home within the next two weeks and my hope is to be joining everyone for the first day of school. A big thank you to the people who have continually been by my side and have come visited me. I love you all.


Andy Wu Update 7-12-14: Coach Sup, his family and Coach U visited Andy on Saturday at the Vallejo rehab center. He was in good spirits and even laughed a few times. He continues to get a lot of visitors which is great so keep the support coming! He is able to sit up and use a stylus to dial his phone so he is able to communicate with no problem. He said he is going through an exhausting 3 top 4 hours a day of rehab workouts. That is a long time to workout for anyone but I think we all know Andy is the type of person who can push through this. He has a few tentative timelines. He will need to wear the neck brace for 12 weeks and he may be coming home by July 30. There is still a lot of work ahead for Andy and his family so again, keep praying!

Andy Wu
Andy Wu

Andy Wu has been transported to a rehab facility in Vallejo. Visitors are asked to call and set up an appointment if they want to see him. You can call 707-651-1000 and ask to be tranfered to his room. He will be rehabing at the Kaiser Permanente Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo. Cards can be sent to 975 Sereno Dr, Vallejo, CA 94589 (Room #3024). This will be a long hard battle for Andy but we know he has the heart to make it through this. Keep fighting Andy! Keep praying everyone!


Tragedy strikes BV Track and Cross Country: The BV track communities summer has gotten off to a very tragic start. We are asking for prayers for two of our team members and their families. This last week freshman Tyler McJunkin's father died in an accident working on a family vehicle. Services for Brian McJunkin will be on Saturday, June 28 at 10 am at Sunrise Community Church on Greenback. On Tuesday, June 24 junior sprinter Andy Wu suffered a serious spinal cord injury at Folsom Lake. The Bella Vista Track and Field/Cross Country teams want these two families to know that we are here to support them with prayers and that all of our hope goes with you.

Kendall Derry Fifth at CIF State Meet! Kendall Derry put on an amazing kick to make a late charge at the podium at the 2014 CIF State Finals on Saturday (June 7). Check out the video of her race - 2014 CIF State Girls 1600 Meter Final. Video of Kendall on the podium! Wyatt Doughty discus video. Pictures of our trip below!

2014 CIF State Meet

2014 CIF State Meet BV Fans

2014 BV At CIF State

Kendall Derry CIF State Finals

Kendall Derry 2014 CIF State Podium

Kendall Derry 2014 CIF State Meet

Amanda Nichols

Phillip Gwin

Phillip and Amanda

Amanda Nichols

Matt Coss

Coach U Wins At Thumbwars!

Coach U wins at thumbwars!


Awards Night Highlights! On Wednesday, June 4 the Bella Vista Track and Field team held their annual awards night to celebrate another successful season. Any athlete achieving a mark on the top ten all time lists received a medal (all time list link).  Athletes and relay teams that broke a school record received a plaque (school record link).  Most outstanding and most valuable trophies were also awarded.  See below for who won!

Junior/Senior Boys Most Valuable Athlete - Darren Myers
Junior/Senior Boys  Most Outstanding Field Athlete - Phillip Gwin & Wyatt Doughty
Junior/Senior Boys  Most Outstanding Track Athlete - Matt Coss
Junior/Senior Girls Most Valuable Athlete - McKenzie Sup
Junior/Senior Girls Most Outstanding Field Athlete - Amanda Nichols
Junior/Senior Girls Most Outstanding Track Athlete - Jenna Williams
Frosh/Soph Boys Most Valuable Athlete - Jeff Cho
Frosh/Soph Boys Most Outstanding Field Athlete - Keegan Kim
Frosh/Soph Boys  Most Outstanding Track Athlete - Xavier Thomas
Frosh/Soph Girls Most Valuable Athlete - Kaitlin Derry
Frosh/Soph Girls Most Outstanding Field Athlete - Shelby Dozier
Frosh/Soph Girls Most Outstanding Track Athlete - Kendall Derry

Senior McKenzie Sup was inducted into the Bella Vista Track and Field Hall of Fame! Her Hall of Fame page can be viewed at this link.

McKenzie Sup

McKenzie Sup - Newest member of the BV Hall of Fame!

2014 Bella Vista Track and Field Banners

2014 BV Track Awards Night

2014 Bella Vista Track and Field Awards Night


Bella Vista Track and Field Awards Night!

When: June 4 (Wednesday) from 5:30PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Bella Vista High School Cafeteria
Who: Track and Field Athletes and their immediate families

The Bella Vista Bronco Track Club will provide dessert, water and soft drinks for the track and field athletes and their immediate families. The remainder of the potluck will be provided by the families (alphabetically). Bring enough to serve ten or so people for the dishes indicated below

Last Name Starting with A to M:                Main dish

Last Name Starting with N to Z:                Side dish or Salad

IMPORTANT NOTE: All athletes must have turned in their uniforms (shorts, singlet, and sweat outfit) in order to receive their awards. You may turn in your uniform at the Banquet to Coach Unterholzner.  Please return the uniforms clean and in a brown paper bag with your NAME on it.


Broncos Shine At SJS Masters Finals (Results) (video)! Adding to Thursday's state meet pole vault qualifyers the Broncos added three more to our state meet roster at the SJS Masters meet on Friday. The first to qualify at the finals was senior Matt Coss in the 1600 meters. Matt had a huge personal best running 4:16.69 to place second and good for his first ticket to the state championship.

Matt Coss 1600 Meters SJS Finals
 

It was sophomore Kendall Derry's turn in the very next race. Kendall had a dominating performance in the 1600 meters to win the Masters meet in 4:53.91. That time bettered her own school record, was the ninth best time in Sac Joaquin Section history and is the 13th best time in California this year. Her showing makes her one of the favorites to qualify for the state finals next week!

Kendall Derry 2014 SJS 1600 Meters
Kendall Derry - SJS Masters Champion 1600 Meters

Our final state meet qualifyer of the night was Wyatt Doughty in the discus. Wyatt threw 153-05 at the windy Elk Grove sector placing third and qualifying for his first state meet.

Wyatt Doughty 2014 SJS Masters Discus
Wyatt Doughty - Third Place Discus

Wyatt's placement made it five Broncos going to the state meet! That is one more than last year and ties us for the most ever to make state with the years 1981, 1987, 1988 and 1992. I will have CIF State Meet live results links up on the home page when they become available. GO BRONOS! (posted 5-31-15)


Pole Vaulters First Broncos To Qualify For State Meet! Junior Phillip Gwin and senior Amanda Nichols were the first of hopefully many Broncos to qualify for the 2014 CIF State Championships at the first day of competition of the Sac Joaquin Section Track and Field Masters Meet. Phillip earned 3rd place with a personal best 14-08 qualifying him for his first state meet. A short time later Amanda cleared 11-04 to place second also earning a trip to Clovis to compete in the State Championships. We have several more Broncos with a shot at a state meet slot tomorrow so come on down to Elk Grove high school to cheer us on or follow the live results link on the home page. (posted 5-29-14)

Amanda Nichols 2014 SJS Pole Vault
Amanda Nichols - 2nd Place Pole Vault
 
Phillip and Amanda
Phillip Gwin, Coach Nichols, Amanda Nichols

BV Girls Defend Section Title, Boys Runner Up! The Bella Vista track and field team had another amazing night Friday (5-23-14) at the SJS DII-III Finals at BV. Our girls team ran away with the Division II Section team title by scoring 78 points over second place Vallejo who had 36. The BV boys scored 53 for a strong second place finish behind Vanden high school's 61 points (results).

2014 BV SJS Team Champs

Bella Vista had six SJS DII-III event champions lead by Kendall Derry's wins in the 800 meters (2:15.19 - video) and 1600 meters (4:58.33 - video). Kendall also anchored the victorious BV 4 x 400 relay team with a 56.9 split and a final team time of 4:00.84 (video). Also helping achieve this exciting win was Brook Eberle, McKenzie Sup, and Kaitlin Derry. On the boys side discus thrower Wyatt Doughty won his event throwing 160-00, Darren Myers took home the gold in the 300 hurdles with a personal best 39.92 (video) and finally junior Drew Childs ran a stunning 59 second last lap to win the 3200 meters in a time of 9:28.08 (video).

2014 BV Girls 4x400
Kaitlin Derry, Brook Eberle, Kendall Derry, McKenzie Sup

Our next stop is the Sac Joaquin Section Masters Meet at Elk Grove High School on Thursday, May 29 and Friday, May 30. We will be sending 27 athletes competing in 30 different entries giving Bella Vsita a very strong team going into the qualifying meet to the State Championships. BV's qualifiers to the Masters meet are:

Boys: 4 x 100 (Robert Britschgi, Andy Wu, Andrew Langston, Jaleel Baker), 1600 meters - Matt Coss, 400 meters - Robert Britschgi, 300 hurdles - Darren Myers, 3200 meters - Drew Childs, 4 x 400 relay - Robert Britschgi, Darren Myers, Austen Hvidsten, Spencer Doty, High Jump - Dylan Barger, Pole Vault - Phillip Gwin, Discus - Wyatt Doughty, Cody Martinson,

Girls: 1600 meters - Kendall Derry, Brook Eberle, Kaitlin Derry, Renny Castanon, 100 hurdles - Jenna Williams, 800 meters - Kendall Derry, Brook Eberle, Hannah Wohlenberg, Kaitlin Derry, 300 hurdles - Jenna Williams, 3200 meters - Cessair McKinney, Sedona McNerney, 4 x 400 relay - Brook Eberle, McKenzie Sup, Kaitlin Derry, Kendall Derry, High Jump - Shelby Dozier, Long Jump - McKenzie Sup, Pole Vault - Amanda Nichols, Kourtney Gwin, Sierra Fisher, Gabriella Romano,

Trials race video - Finals race video - Photos

Hope to see a big crowd of BV supporters cheering on the Broncos at Elk Grove next week! GO BRONCOS! (posted 5-24-14)


SJS Divisional Qualifiers! The Broncos had a big week last week at the CVC Finals at Casa Roble High School. Finishing up a perfect season in league competition the Broncos swept all three divisions on Friday securing league titles for every division (Full Results) - 1st and 2nd place in every varsity event qualified for the CVC All Conference Team. Bella Vista crowned thirteen varsity event league champions - Jenna William (100 hurdles), Kendall Derry (800 & 1600 meters), Matt Coss (1600 meters), Darren Myers (300 hurdles), boys' 4 x 100 relay of Andrew Langston, Andy Wu, Robert Britschgi, Xavier Thomas, girls' 4 x 400 relay of Brook Eberle, Hannah Wohlenberg, Kaitlin Derry, Kendall Derry, boys 4 x 400 relay of Austen Hvidsten, Spencer Doty, Darren Myers, Robert Britschgi, Amanda Nichols (pole vault), McKenzie Sup (long jump), Phillip Gwin (pole vault), Dylan Barger (long jump), Wyatt Doughty (Discus).

Varsity athletes needed to place in the top four to qualify to next weeks Sac Joaquin Section Divisional meet. We qualified 41 athletes competing in 65 different entries. More than any school in the league or division! The following BV athletes will be competing next week at Bella Vista in the SJS DII-III Trials and Finals (ALT = 5th place alternate):

Girls

100 Hurdles: Jenna Williams, Sophia Vivaldi, Hope Coulter, Leah Brown (ALT), 4 x 100 Relay: Mari Coulter, Emily Sutter, Hanna Johnson, Jackie Healey, 1600 meters: Kendall Derry, Kaitlin Derry, Brook Eberle, Renny Casanon (ALT), 400 meters: McKenzie Sup, Jackie Healey (ALT), 300 Hurdles: Jenna Williams, Sophia Vivaldi (ALT), 800 meters: Kendall Derry, Kaitlin Derry, Brook Eberle, Hannah Wohlenberg (ALT), 200 meters: Mari Coulter (ALT), 3200 meters: Sedona McNerney, Cessair McKinney, 4 x 400 Relay: Brook Eberle, Hannah Wohlenberg, Kaitlin Derry, Kendall Derry, McKenzie Sup, High Jump: Shelby Dozier, Julia Sutter, Pole Vault: Amanda Nichols, Kourtney Gwin, Sierra Fisher, Gabriella Romano (ALT), Long Jump: McKenzie Sup, Hanna Johnson, Leah Brown, Triple Jump: Jenna Williams, Sierra Fisher (ALT),

Boys

110 Hurdles: Darren Myers, 4 x 100 Relay: Andrew Langston, Andy Wu, Robert Britschgi, Xavier Thomas, 1600 meters: Matt Coss, Spencer Doty, Drew Childs, 400 meters: Robert Britschgi, Kyle Sunzeri, 100 meters: Xavier Thomas, Andy Wu, 300 Hurdles: Darren Myers, Jaleel Baker, 800 meters: Austen Hvidsten, Matt Coss, Spencer Doty (ALT), 200 meters: Robert Brittschgi, Andy Wu, Kyle Sunzeri, 3200 meters: Drew Childs, 4 x 400 Relay: Austen Hvidsten, Spencer Doty, Darren Myers, Robert Britschgi, High Jump: Dylan Barger, Phillip Gwin, Robert Dayringer, Dustin Morgan (ALT), Pole Vault: Phillip Gwin, Cole Younger, Long Jump: Dylan Barger, Keegan Kim, Robert Dayringer, Triple Jump: Dylan Barger, Keegan Kim, Shot Put: Wyatt Doughty (ALT), Discus: Wyatt Doughty, Cody Martinson,

We hope to see everyone at BV on Wednesday and Friday cheering for the Broncos! (posted 5-18-14)


Spring Break Practice Schedule - I will post more event schedules as I receive them.

  • Jumpers will meet at 2:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. No jump practice on Friday.
  • Vaulters - Monday 11:00 am, Tuesday 11:00 am, Wednesday 3:30 pm, Thursday 11:00 am, Friday 11:00 am.
  • Sprinters and hurdlers will meet at 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.
  • Throwers meet at 9:30 am Monday through Friday.
  • Boys Distance Runners: Monday 4:00 PM - Village Park, Tuesday 4:00 PM - BV Track, Wednesday 5:00 PM - Stables, Thursday 5:00 PM - BV Track, Friday 5:00 PM - Village Park, Saturday 9:00 AM - Hatchery,
  • Girls Distance Runners: (8:30 AM each day) Tuesday - BV Track, Wednesday - Phoenix Field, Thursday - Stables, Friday - BV Track,

CrossCountryExpress.com Dublin Distance Fiesta Kendall Derry Interview! (posted 3/17/14)


2014 Depth Charge Team Scoring (posted 3-15-14)

Overall Team Score
Woodcreek 829
Vacaville 808
Oak Ridge 806
Lincoln (S) 619
Bella Vista 607
Elk Grove 581
Folsom 384
Tahoe-Truckee 380
El Camino 143
West Sierra Coll. Acad 20
 
Varsity Boys
Woodcreek 292
Vacaville 237
Bella Vista 189
Oak Ridge 189
Folsom 137
Elk Grove 108
Lincoln (S) 88
Tahoe-Truckee 42
El Camino 9
West Sierra Coll. Acad 0
 
Varsity Girls
Vacaville 279
Woodcreek 206
Elk Grove 161
Bella Vista 139
Oak Ridge 138
Tahoe-Truckee 113
Folsom 83
Lincoln (S) 77
El Camino 23
West Sierra Coll. Acad 0
 
Frosh/Soph Boys
Oak Ridge 222
Woodcreek 206
Lincoln (S) 202
Bella Vista 186
Vacaville 178
Folsom 123
Elk Grove 112
Tahoe-Truckee 68
El Camino 63
West Sierra Coll. Acad 11
 
Frosh/Soph Girls
Oak Ridge 257
Lincoln (S) 252
Elk Grove 200
Tahoe-Truckee 157
Woodcreek 125
Vacaville 114
Bella Vista 93
El Camino 48
Folsom 41
West Sierra Coll. Acad 9

Broncos Sweep Clarke Massey Relays! The Bella Vista track and field team had a great showing at the Clarke Massey Relays this Saturday. Relay teams medaled down to 3rd place and the Broncos were able to haul in 13 first places, 12 second, 4 third and one 6th in the individual 3200 meters for a total of 104 medals! With so many high placements we were able to take first place in all three of the team divisions - Varsity Boys (VB), Varsity Girls (VG), and Frosh/Soph Boys (FSB).

Here is the medal breakdown: Girls 3200 - Emily Gottardi - 6th, VB Shuttle Hurdles (SH) - 2nd, VG SH - 2nd, FSB SH - 1st, VG Pole Vault - 1st, FSB 4x100 - 1st, FSB High Jump - 2nd, VG 4x100 - 3rd, VB 4x100 - 3rd, VG Triple Jump - 1st, FSB 4x800 - 2nd, VB Shot Put - 3rd, VB 4x800 - 1st, VB Sprint Medley - 3rd, FSB 4x200 - 1st, VG High Jump - 2nd, VB 4x200 - 2nd, VB Discus - 2nd, FSB Triple Jump - 1st, VG Distance Medley (DMR) - 2nd, FSB DMR - 1st, VB DMR - 2nd, VB High Jump - 1st, VG 4x400 - 1st, VB Pole Vault - 2nd, VB Long Jump - 2nd, VB 4x400 - 2nd, VG 4x800 - 1st, FSB Long Jump - 1st, VG Long Jump - 1st.

Click for full results Team Results

Seven All Time List Marks Achieved! Even though the Clarke Massey Relays was only our first meet of the year we still had seven all time marks achieved at the meet. Cody Martinson had a big 151-02 discus throw, Shelby Dozier tied her best in the high jump from last year jumping 5-04, pole vaulters Phillip Gwin - 13-07 and Austin Kurth - 12-07 each had personal bests in the pole vault to make the list, the varsity boys 4 x 100 team of Andreas Litton, Andy Wu, Darren Myers and Robert Britschgi ran 44.67, the girls 4 x 100 relay of Jackie Healey, Amanda Nichols, Hannah Johnson and McKenzie Sup ran 53.16, and finally the girls 4 x 400 relay of Makenna Meeks, Kaitlin Derry, Hannah Wohlenberg, and Kendall Derry ran 4:18.15. Click here to view the all time lists. (posted 3-1-14)


Parent Meeting: The Bella Vista track and field team will be having our annual parent meeting Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 in the BV Cafeteria. Topics of discussion will be team rules and expectations, season schedule, transportation to away meets, and ways you as parents can help your son or daughter as well as the BV track community. We have a very large team this year so it is important that we get everyone involved and this meeting is the first step. Hope to see you all there! (posted 2-19-14)


Practice Schedule for February Break (Feb 17-21):

  • High Jump - Monday through Friday at the track at 2:00 pm.
  • Long jump, Triple Jump - Monday at the track at 3:00 pm (with sprinters). Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the track at 2:00 pm. With sprinters on Thursday.
  • Hurdlers - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at the track at 3:00 pm. Thursday at the track at 10:00 am. Friday with sprinters at 3:00 pm.
  • Sprinters - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at the track at 3:00 pm. Thursday at the track at 2:00 pm.
  • Throwers - Monday through Friday at the track at 3:00 pm.
  • Pole Vaulters - Monday through Friday at 10:00 am.
  • Distance runners (800m 1600m, 3200m) - Tuesday, Tuesday 2/18: Phoenix Field 3:30-4:40; Wednesday, Wednesday 2/19 Nimbus Flats 3:30-4:40 PM; Thursday, Thursday 2/20 BV Track 3:30-5 PM; Friday, Friday 2/21 Village Park 3:30-4:40; Saturday, 2/22 Stables 8:30 AM,

Still Need To Sign-up For The Bella Vista Track and Field Team?  You can sign up here by emailing Coach U the following information:  Your first and last name, grade in school, parents/guardians names, parents/guardians email address, t-shirt size, and home phone number.  Click here to email your sign-up information to Coach U.  You can also see Coach U during the day at BV to sign up. For all other information on the up coming 2014 Bella Vista track and field season follow the link to the frequently asked questions page above. (posted 12-4-13)


2014 Track and Field Team Sign Ups: The Bella Vista Track and Field Team will be having sign-ups on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at lunch in the big gym.  Those wanting to join the team will need to be there to sign up and collect important information on the upcoming 2014 season.  If you have any friends who want to come out make sure that they stop by! Pre-season conditioning begins Monday, January 13 (conditioning schedule). Our season officially begins Monday, February 10.   You must go through the clearance process to be able to participate with the team during pre-season conditioning!  Click the "clearance process" link above for more information on athletic clearance, grades, etc... (posted 10-1-13)


2012/13 SJS Year In Review! Spring Review!

2015 Bella Vista Track and Field Announcements

Five Broncos Going To State Meet! (Results) (SacBee.com Article) Once again Bella Vista is sending five individual athletes to the CIF State Championships next week in Clovis. Three more athletes from Friday's Sac Joaquin Section Finals will accompany Shelby Dozier and Wyatt Doughty to Buchanan High School. Senior long jumper Alex Skondras (video of 21-11 jump) had a huge personal best on his final jump to not only qualify for the state meet but win the Masters championship. Alex was sitting in 5th place going into the final round of jumps and needed to jump the state meet at large mark of at least 22-10 to qualify. He surpased that mark by a whopping 8 inches jumping 23-06 to win the Masters title and secure a trip down south.

Alex Skondras

Coming off of a long injury junior Kendall Derry showed great form in her specialties the 800 meters (video) and 1600 meters (video) placing 2nd in both. This is the 3rd year in a row that Kendall has qualified for the state meet.

Kendall Derry2015  SJS Masters 1600
 
Kendall Derry 2015 SJS Masters 800

Bella Vista's final event of the night had Drew Childs going for a spot to the state meet. Drew place 4th in this meet last year missing the state meet by one place. This year Drew made sure that he was in the top three by running a personal best 9:10.98 (video) for a very solid 3rd place. This will be Drew's first appearance in the state meet!

Drew Childs 2015 SJS Masters 3200

We will be traveling down to Buchanan High School in Clovis next week. The Trials are on Friday and Finals on Saturday. The live results link will be posted on the home page and most state meet information can be found at this link. If you can't make it down to the meet cheer for us at home by following the action from bvtrack.com! (posted 5-30-15)


Shelby Dozier and Wyatt Doughty First To Qualify For The Big Show! (photos) (Results) (Kendall Derry Interview) Day one of the Sac Joaquin Section (SJS) Masters meet proved to be a very productive one for the Broncos on Thursday. The hot and humid Elk Grove High School Stadium was home to the SJS Masters Trials but the heat didn't seem to bother high jumper Shelby Dozier and discus thrower Wyatt Doughty in their quest to keep their season going for another week.

Shelby was the first Bronco to qualify for the California State Meet, to be held next Friday and Saturday at Buchanan High School in Clovis CA. With a clutch performance on her last attempt at 5-03 she showed great clearance making the height and securing the last girls' high jump spot to Clovis from our section.

Shelby Dozier Makes State

Wyatt was able to put a solid throw out in the sector early on in the competition throwing 162-11 to take second place into the finals. That throw allowed him to hold on to second place and punched his second ticket in a row to next weeks state championships.

Wyatt Doughty Takes 2nd at 2015 SJS Masters

We also had a school record broken during the Thursday night trials. The 4 x 400 relay team of Carly Kleefeld, Brook Eberle, Kaitlin Derry, and Jasmyne Dunn broke a 23 year old school record running 3:59.65 to take the number one spot all time in that event. That means that in 2015 our girls broke the school record in the 4 x 100, 4 x 400, 4 x 800, and 4 x 1600! Looks like I need to buy four more school record plaques before the year ends!

2015 Bella Vista Girls 4 x 400 Relay

We have a few more Broncos who have a shot at the state meet going tomorrow so stay tuned! (posted 5-28-15)


BV Boys Win Section DII Championship! The Bella Vista boys track and field team followed up their CVC league title with a Sac Joaquin Section Division II title on Friday night winning the meet with a total of 58 points over second place Oakmont who finished with 43 points (Full Results) (Finals Video).

The team was lead by seniors Wyatt Doughty and Drew Childs who both took home individual championships in the Discus and 3200 meters respectively. On the girls side BV came in a very close 2nd place to Cosumnes Oaks in the end trailing the Elk Grove school 66 to 61.5. Kendall Derry was a double winner earning gold in her specialties the 800 meters and 1600 meters.

Athletes who place in the top 7 at the SJS DII-III Divisional meet qualified on to the SJS Masters meet in Elk Grove next week. The Bella Vista athletes who will be competing at the Masters include: Wyatt Doughty - Discus, Drew Childs - 3200 meters, Connor Marotte - 1600 meters, Brendan Henkel - 1600 meters, Phillip Gwin - Pole Vault, Alex Skondras - Long Jump, Cody Martinson - Shot Put and Discus,

On the girls side Kendall Derry - 1600 and 800 meters, Kaitlin Derry - 1600 meters, Carly Kleefeld - 400 meters, Brook Eberle - 1600 meters, Sadye Peschke - 100 Hurdles, 4 x 100 Relay - Sadye Peschke, Carly Kleefeld, Kendra Worthington, Jasmyne Dunn, 4 x 400 Relay - Carly Kleefeld, Brook Eberle, Kaitlin Derry, Jasmyne Dunn, High Jump - Shelby Dozier, Hannah Wohlenberg - 3200 meters, Cessair McKinney - 3200 meters, Sedona McNerny - 3200 meters.

The SJS Masters meet will be Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29 at Elk Grove High School. Hope to see a big crowd of Bronco supporters at Elk Grove next week. If you can't make it out there live results will be posted on the home page. (posted 5-23-15)


SAVE THE DATE! It’s not too late to get your reservations to attend the awards banquet. The banquet will be held on Wednesday May 27th at 6:00 PM until about 9:00 PM at Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church at 11427 Fair Oaks Blvdin Fair Oaks. Click here for more information or click here to check the list to be sure you’re signed up with the correct meal requests.


BV Track Applebee's Fundraiser!

WE NEED YOU!!!!! 

We are putting on a Fundraiser at Applebee's (2170 Golden Centre Ln, Gold River, CA 95670) to support the Bella Vista Track & Field Team on Saturday May 16 from 8:00-10:00 a.m..  Tickets are only $10 for breakfast which includes 2 large delicious pancakes, 2 pieces of bacon, breakfast potatoes, orange juice, coffee and fountain beverages. Since we are such a large team, we are not going to hand out tickets to sell until you hand us the $ for the tickets. So we need you to pre-sell tickets and turn in your money quickly to receive those tickets. We HAVE to sell a minimum of 100 tickets which should be easy, breezy if everyone on our team buys at least one ticket. We do have an upper limit of 300 tickets so this is a first come, first serve basis to getting the tickets. So, super important to bring your money as soon as possible to the track and get those tickets.

Tyler and Brittney McCown's mom, Korinne Yee is heading up this fundraiser for us.  She will be at the track on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at the beginning of practice. If anybody wants to bring her money, they can do it then. If you have any questions or need to make arrangements with her, her email is k.yee@comcast.net.

We also need about 15 volunteers (16 years and older) to serve and bus the day of the event which is a commitment of 2.5 hours (about 7:40 to 10:15 am the day of the event). Volunteers will receive a free breakfast. They will be considered on a first come first serve basis. Parents are welcome to volunteer if they want.

I would like to challenge you all to sell those tickets quickly and let's max out on this fundraiser with Applebee's!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING YOUR TEAM!!


Frosh/Soph Sac Town Races Schedule: This meet is a freshman and sophomore meet only. Athletes should arrive at Whitney High School one hour before their event is scheduled to start. Running events will be run in what we call a "rolling schedule" meaning they will start at 9:00 am and after that follow the order on the schedule (click for order of events). However, after the 9:00 am start the times for each running event will be uncertain. Field events begin at 8:30 am and the order is listed on the order of events. Field athletes should figure each field event will take at least 2 hours per division so plan your arrival accordingly. Below is an estimated time schedule for the running events. Remember this is a best guess so plan to be at Whitney High School well in advance of this guess. Keep cell phone communication with a friend at the meet in case they are ahead of schedule.

1. Sprint Medley Relay Girls - 9:00 am
2. Sprint Medley Relay Boys - 9:10 am
3. 100 Meter Hurdles Girls - 9:20 am
4. 110 Meter Hurdles Boys - 9:30 am
5. 1600 Meter Run Girls - 9:40 am
6. 1600 Meter Run Boys - 9:55 am
7. 400 Meter Relay Girls - 10:10 am
8. 400 Meter Relay Boys - 10:20 am
9. 400 Meter Run Girls - 10:30 am
10. 400 Meter Run Boys - 10:40 am
11. 100 Meter Girls - 10:50 am
12. 100 Meter Boys - 11:00 am
13. 300 Meter Hurdles Girls - 11:10 am
14. 300 Meter Hurdles Boys - 11:20 am
15. 800 Meter Girls - 11:30 am
16. 800 Meter Boys - 11:40 am
17. 200 Meter Girls - 11:50 am
18. 200 Meter Boys - 12:00 pm
19. Distance Medley Relay Girls - 12:10 pm
20. Distance Medley Relay Boys - 12:25 pm
21. 3200 Meter Girls - 12:40 pm
22. 3200 Meter Boys - 12:55 pm
23. 1600 Meter Relay Girls - 1:10 pm
24. 1600 Meter Relay Boys - 1:20 pm


Broncos Rock Meet of Champions! American River College - The Bella Vista Bronco track and field team had another great showing at the 2015 Sacramento Meet of Champions on Saturday May 2. The fireworks began with the very first race when our girls 4 x 100 relay team of Sadye Peschke, Carly Kleefeld, Kendra Worthington, and Jasmyne Dunn set a new school record of 49.30 (video) eclipsing the old record of 49.67 set in 1981 by Jill Moss, Cris Nicholas, Carol Banks and Denise Maas. This time was also good for 3rd place in the open session meet. (Full meet results) (BV Pics)

2015 BV Girls 4 x 100 Relay

A short time later our second school record was broken by freshman Jasmyne Dunn in the 100 meters. Jazzy ran 12.34 to place fourth in the open session and not only break the freshman school record but the overall school record as well. The previous record was held by Lauren Hoffman set back in 2005.

Jasmyne Dunn 100 School Record #1

Medalists and All Time List Athletes - With the addition of the two school records already mentioned there were several BV all time list marks and quite a few Bronco medalists at the Meet of Champions on Saturday. Junior Carly Kleefeld ran 59.75 in the 400 meters good for 8th all time. Junior Brook Eberle improved her PR in the 800 meters running 2:19.12 moving her to number 7 all time. Seniors Drew Childs and Connor Marotte each ran personal bests in the 1600 meters. Drew ran under 4:20 for the first time clocking 4:19.25 jumping him into the top 10 at number 6 all time and Connor dropped his time to 4:26.85 for a number 16 placing on the all time list. Distance specialist Hannah Wohlenberg (11) ran 5 seconds under her best time in the 3200 meters posting a 11:25.99 placing her 9th all time. Keegan Kim (11) cracked the triple jump list measuring 42 feet even and a 24th placing on the list.

Saturday's BV medalists (top six in each event) include Dylan Barger - 3rd in the open long jump - 20-08.25, Shelby Dozier - 2nd in the open high jump - 5-02, girls 4 x 100 (Sadye Peschke, Carly Kleefeld, Kendra Worthington, Jasmyne Dunn) - 3rd in the open session - 49.30, Jasmyne Dunn - 4th open 100 meters - 12.34 and 4th in the open 200 meters - 25.53, Brook Eberle - 4th open 800 meters - 2:19.12, Connor Marotte - 5th in the open 1600 meters - 4:26.85, Alex Skondras - 2nd in the Invitational session long jump 21-05.75, Wyatt Doughty - 5th in the Invitational session discus - 161-03,


The Old Spaghetti Factory Fundraiser - 12401 Folsom Blvd. Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015. Present the flyer between 4:30 – 9:30pm. A portion of the profits will go to BV XC and TRACK BOOSTERS!


April 8 BV Track and Field Chipotle Fundraiser! Here's how it works. Everyone goes to the CVC center meet at Ponderosa High School on April 8. When the meet is over, and you are heading down highway 50 past Folsom, stop by the Chipotle right off the freeway on 2379 Iron Point Road, Folsom Ca, 95630 (click for map) and have your dinner there. Show them the flyer and Bella Vista Track and Field gets a percentage of the sale. You can print the flyer and take to Chipotle or you can show them the PDF on your smart phone. This is an easy way for us to make a big chunk of money so everyone eat until you are full!!! (posted 4-1-15)


Practice Schedule for Spring Break (March 30 to April 3):

  • High Jump, Long jump, Triple Jump - Monday through Thursday at the track at 2:00 pm.
  • Sprinters - Monday through Friday at the BV track at 3:00 pm.
  • Hurdlers - Monday through Thursday at the BV track at 10:00 am.
  • Throwers - Monday through Thursday at the BV track at 9:00 am.
  • Pole Vaulters - Monday through Thursday at the BV track at 3:00 pm.
  • Girls Distance Runners (800m 1600m, 3200m) - Monday, Wednesday, Friday at BV Track at 9:00 am, Tuesday, Thursday at Village Park (Chicken Park) at 9:00 am,
  • Boys Distance Runners (800m 1600m, 3200m) - Monday at Phoenix Park - 3:30 pm, Tuesday at BV track - 3:30 pm, Wednesday at Village Park - 3:30 pm, Thursday at BV Track - 3:30 pm, Friday at Stables - 3:30 pm, Saturday at Hatchery - 9:00 am,

(posted 3-28-15)


Andy Wu Arcadia Story! Andy Wu, a member of Bella Vista High's track team wanted to run in the big Arcadia Invitational once more in his senior year. But a tragic accident has left him paralyzed. Still, he's going to go, thanks to fellow runners. News10/KXTV (posted 3-27-15)


Week of 3-16-15 to 3-21-15 Highlights! It was another amazing week for the Broncos with our first CVC meet last Wednesday and a pair of invitationals on Saturday. Kendall Derry led the way as only Kendall can with CVC wins in the 800m and an all time mark in the 400 meters. On Saturday at the Dublin Distance Fiesta she won the 800 meters with a meet record 2:12.84 (video)! This mark is second all time in school history and as of this weekend is the top girls 800 meter time in the state of California! As a team the Broncos won the varsity boys, varsity girls, and frosh/soph boys divisions at the CVC meet and placed second in the frosh/soph girls (results) (CVC Team Standings).

We had one school class record on Saturday. Freshman Jasmyne Dunn broke the freshman girls school record in the 100 meters with a time of 12.89. This time was also good for 6th all time in school history. Only competing in her 3rd high school meet, Jasmyne owns her first school record. If she sticks with this running thing I think we are going to see extraordinary things from her in the future! Other all time list marks from this week include Lenox Loving - 100 meters, 13.14, #10 all time, Jasmyne Dunn - 200 meters, 26.36, #5 all time, Carly Kleefeld - 200 meters, 28.13, #25 all time, Kendall Derry - 400 meters, 59.11, #7 all time, Carly Kleefeld - 400 meters, 62.06, #12 all time, Cessair McKinney - 1600 meters, 5:17.33, #12 all time, Hannah Wohlenberg - 1600 meters, 5:18.56, #14 all time, Connor Marotte - 3200 meters, 9:53.25, #19 all time, Hannah Wohlenberg - 3200 meters, 12:08.19, #22 all time, Jaleel Baker - 300 hurdles, 41.84, #12 all time, 4 x 100 relay of Sayde Peschke, Jasmyne Dunn, Carly Kleefeld, and Lenox Loving - 51.79, #14 all time, Julia Sutter - high jump, 4-10, #24 all time, Kourtney Gwin - high jump, 4-10, #24 all time, Cody Martinson - shot put, 48-08.50, #14 all time, Tara Kalemba - shot put, 29-05, #21 all time, David Perekopskiy - Discus, 133-00, #21 all time, Megan Kalemba - Discus, 82-00, #20 all time, Tara Kalemba - Discus, 90-10, #14 all time.

Kendall Derry wins Dublin 800 meters!
Speedy Gonzalez! Kendall takes home another sombrero!

(posted 3-22-15)


Depth Charge Invitational Schedule: Athletes should arrive at Folsom High School one hour before their event is scheduled to start. Running events will be run in what we call a "rolling schedule" meaning they will start at 9:00 am and after that follow the order on the schedule. However, after the 9:00 am start the times for each running event will be uncertain. Field event times are listed on the order of events and are fairly accurate. Below is an estimated running event time schedule:

Estimated Event Start Time  
9:00 AM 3200m Run – Var. Girls (one heat)
  3200m Run – Var. Boys (one heat)
9:30 AM 110m High Hurdles (39') – Var. Boys
  110m Intermediate Hurdles (36”) – F/S Boys
  100m Hurdles (33”) - F/S- Girls
  100m Hurdles (33”)– Var. Girls
10:00 AM 3200m Run – F/S Girls (one heat)
  3200m Run – F/S Boys (one heat)
10:30 AM 4 x 100m Relay – F/S Girls (one heat)
  4 x 100m Relay – F/S Boys (one heat)
  4 x 100m Relay –Var. Girls (one heat)
  4 x 100m Relay – Var. Boys (one heat)
10:42 AM 1600m Run – Var. Girls (one heat)
  1600m Run – Var. Boys (one heat)
10:57 AM 400m Run – F/S Girls
  400m Run – F/S Boys
  400m Run – Var. Girls
  400m Run – Var. Boys
11:30 AM 100m Run – F/S Girls
  100m Run – F/S Boys
  100m Run – Var. Girls
  100m Run – Var. Boys
11:50 AM 300 Low Hurdles(30”) – F/S Girls
  300m Low Hurdles (30”)– Var. Girls
  300m Low Hurdles(33”) – F/S Boys
  300m Intermediate Hurdles(36”) – Var. Boys
1:30 PM 800m Run – F/S Girls
  800m Run – F/S Boys
  800m Run – Var. Girls
  800m Run – Var. Boys
1:20 PM 200m Run – F/S Girls
  200m Run – F/S Boys
  200m Run – Var. Girls
  200m Run – Var. Boys
1:45 PM 1600m Run – F/S Girls (one heat)
  1600m Run – F/S Boys (one heat)
2:00 PM 4 x 400m  Relay – F/S Girls (one heat)
  4 x 400m Relay – F/S Boys (one heat)
  4 x 400m Relay – Girls (one heat)
  4 x 400m Relay – Var. Boys (one heat)
2:30 End  

(posted 3-19-15)


All Time List Watch: Because of the SAT test and a nasty virus the Broncos were at about 50% strength at the Sturgeon Invitational but that didn't stop them from putting several athletes on the all time lists. Senior David Perez was the lone boy debuting at number 21 in the shot put with a personal best 46-03. On the girls side freshman Jasmyne Dunn rocketed up the sprint lists with two top 10 performances running a 13.08 100 meters (9th all time) and a 26.69 200 meters (7th all time) winning both of her frosh/soph races. Junior Tara Kalemba impoved on her 17th position in the discus throwing 88-06 and finally in the pole vault freshman Sadye Peschke had a personal best of 9-06 to win the girls frosh/soph pole vault. The mark was good for number 13 all time. Also in the pole vault sophomore Jade Von Aesch cracked the lists with an 8-00 clearance which ties her for number 25. Click for all time lists (posted 3-15-15)


Randy Sturgeon Invitational Schedule: Team members who will be competing on Saturday, March 14 will be announced in practice on Tuesday, March 10. We realize that there is a SAT test on Saturday and for planning purposes we need to know by Monday who can go and who can't. Athletes should arrive at Granite Bay High School one hour before their event is scheduled to start. Running events will be run in what we call a "rolling schedule" meaning they will start at 9:00 am and after that follow the order on the schedule. However, after the 9:00 am start the times for each running event will be uncertain. Field event times are listed on the order of events and are fairly accurate with the exception of the pole vault. It will begin at 8:30 am and follow a rolling schedule. Vaulters should figure at least 2 hours per division so plan your arrival accordingly. Below is an estimated time schedule for the running events. Remember this is a best guess so plan to be at Granite Bay High School well in advance of this guess.

Estimated Time Event
9:00am Varsity Boys 110 HH
  FS Boys 110 HH
  FS Girls 100 HH
  Varsity Girls 100 LHH
10:00am FS Boys 1600
  FS Girls 1600
10:35am FS Boys 4 x 100
  FS Girls 4 x 100
  Varsity Girls 4 x 100
  Varsity Boys 4 x 100
11:00am Varsity Girls 1600
  Varsity Boys 1600
11:35am FS Boys 400
  FS Girls 400
  Varsity Girls 400
  Varsity Boys 400
12:35pm FS Boys 100
  FS Girls 100
  Varsity Girls 100
  Varsity Boys 100
1:20pm FS Boys 3200
  FS Girls 3200
2:05pm FS Girls 300 LH
  Varsity Girls 300 LH
  FS Boys 300 LH
  Varsity Boys 300 LH
2:50pm FS Boys 800
  FS Girls 800
  Varsity Girls 800
  Varsity Boys 800
3:40pm FS Boys 200
  FS Girls 200
  Varsity Girls 200
  Varsity Boys 200
4:25pm Varsity Girls 3200
  Varsity Boys 3200
4:55pm FS Boys 4 x 400
  FS Girls 4 x 400
  Varsity Girls 4 x 400
  Varsity Boys 4 x 400
5:40pm end

(posted 3-12-15)


Bella Vista Track and Field Online Team Store Now Open! CLICK HERE to login to the BV online store to buy your uniform hoodie and sweat pants. The access code is bronco9GY. You must get your order in by March 8, 2015. No orders will be accepted after this deadline. (posted 4-28-15)


Clarke Massey Relays Schedule: Team members who will be competing on Saturday will be announced in practice on Thursday, February 26. Athletes should arrive at Cordova High School one hour before their event is scheduled to start. Running events will be run in what we call a "rolling schedule" meaning they will start at 8:45 am and after that follow the order on the schedule. However, after the 8:45 am start the times for each event will be uncertain. Below is an estimated time schedule for the running events. Remember this is a best guess so plan to be at Cordova High School well in advance of this guess.

8:45 am - 3200's
9:30 am - shuttle hurdles
10:30 am - 4 x 100's
11:30 am - 4 x 800's
12:15 pm - Sprint Medley Relays
1:15 pm - 4 x 200's
2:00 pm - Distance Medley Relays
2:50 pm - 4 x 400's
3:40 pm – end

The first round of field events start at 9:00 am and you should figure it will take about 2 hours for each division so if you are scheduled for a 9:00 am field event be at Cordova at 8:00 am. If you are schedule for the second field event be at Cordova at 10:00 am and for the third field event be there at 12:00 pm.

Everyone should exchange cell numbers with someone on their relay team and/or field event team just in case the schedule moves faster than expected. That way we can call you and let you know to arrive earlier.

You will need to provide your own transportation to Cordova High School so secure that in advance! (posted 2-26-15)


Parent Meeting: The Bella Vista track and field team will be having our annual parent meeting Tuesday, February 24 at 7:00 PM in the BV Large Gym. Topics of discussion will be team rules and expectations, season schedule, transportation to away meets, and ways you as parents can help your son or daughter as well as the BV track community. We have a very large team this year so it is important that we get everyone involved and this meeting is the first step. Hope to see you all there! (posted 2-21-15)


Fleet Feet Sports Track Spike Weekend: Fleet Feet Sports will be having their annual Spike Weekend on Saturday, February 21 and Sunday February 22 at the Fleet Feet in Roseville (1850 Douglas Blvd Suite 418 Roseville, Ca).

Store hours Saturday 10-6, Sunday 11-5. There will be...

  • Shoe vendors on hand to answer questions!
  • New track racing shoes in stock!
  • Pizza and drinks!
  • Prizes and gifts for all those that attend!

Remember to buy your shoes at Fleet Feet Fair Oaks or Roseville and mention that you are on the Bella Vista track team. We receive 10% of the sales! (posted 2-17-15)


Practice Schedule for February Break (Feb 16-20):

  • High Jump - Monday through Friday at the track at 2:00 pm.
  • Long jump, Triple Jump - Monday and Thursday at the track at 3:00 pm (with sprinters). Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at the track at 2:00 pm.
  • Sprinters and Hurdlers - Monday through Friday at the track at 3:00 pm.
  • Throwers - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 AM; No throwers practice Thursday.
  • Pole Vaulters - Monday - 1:30 PM, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 3:15 pm. Thursday at 3:15 pm.
  • Girls Distance Runners (800m 1600m, 3200m) - Monday 2/16 - BV Track, 8:30 AM, Tuesday 2/17 - Stables, 8:30 AM; Wednesday 2/18 - Village Park (Chicken Park), 8:30 AM; Friday 2/20 - BV Track, 3:30 PM; Saturday 2/21 - Fish Hatchery, 8:30 AM,
  • Boys Distance Runners (800m 1600m, 3200m) - Monday 2/16 - Fish Hatchery, 9:00 AM; Tuesday 2/17 - BV Track, 3:30 PM; Wednesday, 2/18 - Phoenix Park, 3:30 PM; Thursday, 2/19 - Stables, 3:30 PM; Friday 2/20 - Fair Oaks Park, 3:30 PM; Saturday 2/21 - Fish Hatchery, 8:30 AM,

(posted 2-9-15)


Mandatory Practice Starts February 9: The week of February 2 to February 6 is the last week of pre-season conditioning. The team begins official practice starting Monday, February 9. We will meet every weekday starting at 3:15 pm in the stadium for the remainder of the season. All athletes must be cleared through the athletics office to be eligible to start practice with the team. For information on the clearance process follow this link. If you are on the basketball or wrestling teams you will need to finish your winter season before joining the track and field team. (posted 2-1-15)


Track and Field Pre-Season Conditioning: The Bella Vista Track and Field Team will begin pre-season conditioning starting Monday, January 12 at 3:15 pm. Meet at BV in the stadium and wear something you can work out in. You will need to be cleared through the BV athletics department before you can participate. For information on the clearance process follow this link.

It's January and it could be cold so bring a sweatshirt and sweatpants that you can warm up in and wear when you are done. We will meet every week day Monday through Friday with the exception of Monday, January 19 because of the Holiday. Follow this link for a conditioning calendar.

Athletes who are currently in a winter sport (basketball & wrestling) need to finish the winter sport season before they can join the track team. (posted 1-7-15)


Still Need To Sign-up For The Bella Vista Track and Field Team?  You can sign up here by emailing Coach U the following information:  Your first and last name, grade in school, parents/guardians names, parents/guardians email address, parents/guardians cell phone number, your cell phone number, t-shirt size.  Click here to email your sign-up information to Coach U.  You can also see Coach U during the day at BV to sign up. For all other information on the up coming 2015 Bella Vista track and field season follow the link to the frequently asked questions page above. (posted 12-4-14)


2015 Track and Field Team Sign Ups: The Bella Vista Track and Field Team will be having sign-ups on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at lunch in the big gym.  Those wanting to join the team will need to be there to sign up and collect important information on the upcoming 2015 season.  If you have any friends who want to come out make sure that they stop by! Pre-season conditioning begins Monday, January 12 (conditioning schedule). Our season officially begins Monday, February 9.   You must go through the clearance process to be able to participate with the team during pre-season conditioning!  Click the "clearance process" link above for more information on athletic clearance, grades, etc... (posted 11-30-14)

2016 Bella Vista Track and Field Announcements

BV Girls Win Section Crown! Cold rain and wind could not stop the Lady Broncos from dominating the competition at the Sac Joaquin Section DII-III Championships on Friday night at Bella Vista High School | Full Results | Photos Coutesy of Josh McKinney and Rob Schmalenberger | Video. (posted 5-21-16)

2016 SJS DII-III View

The scoring actually started in the 98 degree heat on Wednesday when Kourtney Gwin took 4th in the pole vault and Tara Kalemba 6th in the discus good enough to qualify both to the Masters meet the following week. That meant that the BV girls began Friday with 5 points. High jumper Shelby Dozier was the first to add to the scoring by winning the DII-III high jump in a quick but dramatic jump off into a strong head wind. Shelby went 5-03 for her first divisional section title.

Shelby Dozier 2016 SJS DII-III high jump champ

Next the girls 4 x 100 (Sadye Peschke, Carly Kleefeld, Kendra Worthington, Emma Barthel) placed 5th good for 2 points (video). Carly Kleefeld finished 6th to add yet another point to our team score (video). The hurdles proved to be extremely productive for the Broncos where Sadye Peschke won two SJS Divisional golds in the 100 (video) and 300 hurdles (video) in the pouring rain.

Sadye Peschke Wins SJs DII-III 300 Hurdles

The 800 (video), 1600 (video) and 3200 meters were also a huge haul for BV with over 40 points coming from the three events. In the 1600 Kendall Derry took 1st, Kaitlin Derry 3rd, Brook Eberle 4th and Kristi Capello 6th adding 21 points to the total. In the 800 Kendall finished 3rd and Brook 5th for another 8 points.

2016 BV Girls 1600

Finally in the 3200 Hannah Wohlenberg won her first divisional title while breaking the 11 minute barrier for the first time running 10:57.55. She was followed by Cessair McKinney's big PR of 11:05.58 good for 4th and another 14 points for the team (video).

2016 Girls SJS DII-III 3200 Champ
 
2016 SJS DII-III 3200 Champ

The last event of the night was the 4 x 400 relay with Sadye Peschke, Victoria Dix, Kendra Worthington, and Carly Kleefeld. The BV girls finished in style winning the gold with a fine time of 4:00.28 (video).

2016 SJS DII-III Girls 4 x 400 Champs

It was definitely one of he more memorable nights for BV track and field. The lady broncos had 14 girls qualifying to the SJS Masters meet. Shelby Dozier (high jump), Sayde Peschke (100 & 300 Hurdles), Carly Kleefeld (400 meters), Kendall Derry (800 & 1600 meters), Kaitlin Derry (1600 meters), Brook Eberle (800 & 1600 meters), Kristi Capello (1600 meters), Sedona McNerney (3200 meters), Hannah Wohlenberg (3200 meters), Cessair McKinney (3200 meters), Tara Kalemba (Discus), Kourtney Gwin (pole vault), 4 x 100 (Sadye Peschke, Carly Kleefeld, Kendra Worthington, Emma Barthel), 4 x 400 (Sadye Peschke, Carly Kleefeld, Kendra Worthington, Victoria Dix)

2016 SJS DII-III Team Champions
2016 Sac Joaquin D2 Section Champs!

On the boys side Bella Vista will be sending seven to the Masters meet next week. Jeff Cho in the 400 meters (video), Max Bjorni in the pole vault, Brendon Henkel in the 1600 (video), Keegan Kim in the long jump and the 4 x 400 relay team of Raul Steed, Cameron Holland, Jackson Contreras and Jeff Cho (video). Come out to Elk Grove HS to watch the SJS Masters Meet on May 26 and 27 or follow us from the live results link on the home page of bvtrack.com.

2016 Bella Vista Boys 4 x 400

BV Track & Field Families! The Awards Banquet is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24th from 6-9 pm and you must pre-purchase your meal by Friday, May 20th. Adults are $10; students and athletes are $5. Ways to pay include:

  • Bring your cash or check to a CVC or District track meet. Pay at the table by the snack bar. Or,
  • Click on and complete the attached flyer, and return it with your payment to Mary Shade at 9142 Junewood Lane, Fair Oaks, Ca, or Mary Shade or Selena McKinney in person.

The meal will be a burrito bar with a choice of meat (beef, pork, chicken), rice, beans, cheese, guacamole, salsa, plus salad, dessert and drinks. You will receive your plate at the door at the Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church at 11427 Fair Oaks Blvd in Fair on the night of the banquet.


Below is an estimated time schedule for the CVC Trials running event on Wednesday, May 11 at Antelope HS. Follow this link for a schedule that includeds the field events. Figure that each field event will take around 2 hours.

  Event Estimated Start Time
1. 100 Meter Hurdles - Frosh/Soph Girls' (33") 2:00
2. 100 Meter Hurdles - Varsity Girls' (33") 2:06
3. 110 Meter Int. Hurdles - Frosh/Soph Boys' (36") 2:14
4. 110 Meter High Hurdles - Varsity Boys' (39") 2:20
5. 400 Meters - Frosh/Soph Girls' 2:30
6. 400 Meters - Frosh/Soph Boys' 2:36
7. 400 Meters - Varsity Girls' 2:50
8. 400 Meters - Varsity Boys' 3:00
9. 100 Meters - Frosh/Soph Girls' 3:15
10. 100 Meters - Frosh/Soph Boys' 3:25
11. 100 Meters - Varsity Girls' 3:40
12. 100 Meters - Varsity Boys' 3:50
13. 300 Meter Low Hurdles - Frosh/Soph Girls' (30") 4:10
14. 300 Meter Low Hurdles - Varsity Girls' (30") 4:15
15. 300 Meter Low Hurdles - Frosh/Soph Boys' (33") 4:25
16. 300 Meter Int. Hurdles - Varsity Boys' (36") 4:35
17. 800 Meters Frosh/Soph Girls' 4:45
18. 800 Meters Frosh/Soph Boys' 4:53
19. 800 Meters - Varsity Girls' 5:10
20. 800 Meters - Varsity Boys' 5:22
21. 200 Meters - Frosh/Soph Girls' 5:35
22. 200 Meters - Frosh/Soph Boys' 5:43
23. 200 Meters - Varsity Girls' 6:00
24. 200 Meters - Varsity Boys' 6:10
25. 3200 Meters - Frosh/Soph Girls' 6:25
26. 3200 Meters - Frosh/Soph Boys' 6:40

Bronco Invitational Schedule:

Running events will be run in what we call a "rolling schedule" meaning they will start at 9:00 am and after that follow the order on the schedule. However, after the 9:00 am start the times for each running event will be uncertain. Field event times are listed on the order of events and are fairly accurate. Field event athletes should figure each division will take approximately 2.5 hours to complete for each event. Below is an estimated time schedule for the running events. Click for pdf of field event times.

  Event Estimated Time
     
1. 100 Meter Hurdles - Varsity Girls 9:00
2. 110 Meter Int. Hurdles - Frosh/Soph Boys 9:15
3. 110 Meter High Hurdles - Varsity Boys 9:20
4. 1600 Meters - Frosh/Soph Boys 9:25
5. 400 Meter Relay - Frosh/Soph Boys 9:50
6. 400 Meter Relay - Varsity Girls 10:00
7. 400 Meter Relay - Varsity Boys 10:10
8. 1600 Meters - Varsity Girls 10:20
9. 1600 Meters - Varsity Boys 10:45
10. 400 Meters - Frosh/Soph Boys 11:10
11. 400 Meters - Varsity Girls 11:25
12. 400 Meters - Varsity Boys 11:45
13. 100 Meters - Frosh/Soph Boys 12:00
14. 100 Meters - Varsity Girls 12:12
15. 100 Meters - Varsity Boys 12:30
16. 300 Meter Low Hurdles - Varsity Girls 12:45
17. 300 Meter Low Hurdles - Frosh/Soph Boys 1:00
18. 300 Meter Int. Hurdles - Varsity Boys 1:20
19. 800 Meters Frosh/Soph Boys 1:35
20. 800 Meters - Varsity Girls 1:45
21. 800 Meters - Varsity Boys 1:55
22. 200 Meters - Frosh/Soph Boys 2:05
23. 200 Meters - Varsity Girls 2:17
24. 200 Meters - Varsity Boys 2:33
25. 3200 Meters - Frosh/Soph Boys 2:50
26. 3200 Meters - Varsity Girls 3:20
27. 3200 Meters - Varsity Boys 3:50
28. 1600 Meter Relay - Frosh/Soph Boys 4:20
29. 1600 Meter Relay - Varsity Girls 4:30
30. 1600 Meter Relay - Varsity Boys 4:45

BV Track and Field Noodle Fundraiser: The Bella Vista Track and Field Team will be having a fundraiser at Noodles & Company on April 5 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm on 6123 Sunrise Blvd. Bring in this flyer or mention Bella Vista Track and Field, buy some noodles, and we receive 25% of the sales!


April 6 Buses: We have two buses reserved for the April 6 meet at Cosumnes Oaks HS that will take us to the meet, drop us off and then leave. Those athletes that take the bus to the meet must find a ride home. Team members are not required to ride the bus if they have their own ride to the meet. Coach U needs to get an accurate count of how many would like to take the bus to the meet to see if we will have enough team members to justify paying to get them. Please let Coach U know if you want to take the bus to the April 6 meet at practice on Tuesday or Wednesday. Distance runners let your coach know and they will get the numbers to me.


Practice Schedule for Spring Break (March 30 to April 3):

  • High Jump, Long jump, Triple Jump - Monday through Friday at the track at 2:00 pm.
  • Sprinters - Monday through Friday at the BV track at 3:00 pm.
  • Hurdlers - Monday through Friday at the BV track at 3:00 pm.
  • Throwers - Monday through Thursday at the BV track at 3:00 pm.
  • Pole Vaulters - Monday through Thursday at the BV track at 3:00 pm.
  • Girls Distance Runners (800m 1600m, 3200m) - Monday - 8:30 am BV Track, Tuesday - 8:30 am Stables, Wednesday - 8:30 am BV Track, Thursday - 8:30 am Village Park, Friday - 8:30 am Pheonix Field
  • Boys Distance Runners (800m 1600m, 3200m) - Monday - 7:30 am Stables, Tuesday - 7:30 am Village Park, Wednesday - 7:30 am BV Track, Thursday - 7:30 am Bannister Park, Friday 7:30 am - Village Park

(posted 3-19-16)


Randy Sturgeon Invitational Schedule: Team members who will be competing on Saturday, March 12 will be announced in practice on Thursday, March 10. Athletes should arrive at Granite Bay High School one hour before their event is scheduled to start. Running events will be run in what we call a "rolling schedule" meaning they will start at 9:00 am and after that follow the order on the schedule. However, after the 9:00 am start the times for each running event will be uncertain. Field event times are listed on the order of events and are fairly accurate with the exception of the pole vault. It will begin at 8:30 am and follow a rolling schedule. Vaulters should figure at least 2 hours per division so plan your arrival accordingly. Below is an estimated time schedule for the running events. Remember this is a best guess so plan to be at Granite Bay High School well in advance of this guess. Click for pdf of field event times.

Estimated Time Event
9:00am Varsity Boys 110 HH
  FS Boys 110 HH
  FS Girls 100 HH
  Varsity Girls 100 LHH
10:00am FS Boys 1600
  FS Girls 1600
10:35am FS Boys 4 x 100
  FS Girls 4 x 100
  Varsity Girls 4 x 100
  Varsity Boys 4 x 100
11:00am Varsity Girls 1600
  Varsity Boys 1600
11:35am FS Boys 400
  FS Girls 400
  Varsity Girls 400
  Varsity Boys 400
12:35pm FS Boys 100
  FS Girls 100
  Varsity Girls 100
  Varsity Boys 100
1:20pm FS Boys 3200
  FS Girls 3200
2:05pm FS Girls 300 LH
  Varsity Girls 300 LH
  FS Boys 300 LH
  Varsity Boys 300 LH
2:50pm FS Boys 800
  FS Girls 800
  Varsity Girls 800
  Varsity Boys 800
3:40pm FS Boys 200
  FS Girls 200
  Varsity Girls 200
  Varsity Boys 200
4:25pm Varsity Girls 3200
  Varsity Boys 3200
4:55pm FS Boys 4 x 400
  FS Girls 4 x 400
  Varsity Girls 4 x 400
  Varsity Boys 4 x 400
5:40pm end

(posted 3-9-16)


Sac State High School Track Classic (March 5 @ CSUS) Information: This meet is only for a select few athletes. If your event coach hasn't talked to you about this meet then you were not entered. Below are a few things you will need to know if you are competing.

  1. Park in lot 10 South of the stadium (click for CSUS parking map). I am told you will not need a parking permit if you park here (cross your fingers).
  2. Athletes should contact their event coach to get an entry wrist band when they arrive. Athletes will enter through gate 2 on the Northeast side of the stadium after they receive their wrist band.
  3. Spikes must be 1/4 inch pyramid.
  4. Link to meet information
  5. Map to stadium
  6. Bring towels to keep dry. Meet goes rain or shine.
  7. Meet schedule
Running Events Field Events
       
Girls' 4x100 Relay 10:15 AM Boys' Discus 10:00 AM
Boys' 4x100 Relay 10:30 AM Girls' Shot Put 10:00 AM
Girls' 3200 Meters 10:41 AM Boys' Long Jump 10:15 AM
Boys' 3200 Meters 11:11 AM Girls' Long Jump 10:15 AM
Girls' 100m Hurdles 11:45 AM Boys' High Jump 10:30 AM
Boys' 110m Hurdles 11:55 AM Boys' Pole Vault 11:00 AM
Girls' 4x800 Relay 12:05 PM Girls' Pole Vault 11:00 AM
Boys' 4x800 Relay 12:25 PM Boys' Shot Put 1:00 PM
Girls' 400 Meters 12:45 PM Girls' Discus 1:00 PM
Boys' 400 Meters 12:54 PM Boys' Triple Jump 1:00 PM
Girls' 100 Meters 1:04 PM Girls' Triple Jump 1:00 PM
Boys' 100 Meters 1:14 PM Girls' High Jump 1:00 PM
Girls' 4x200 Relay 1:25 PM
Boys' 4x200 Relay 1:35 PM
Girls' 800 Meters 1:45 PM
Boys' 800 Meters 1:53 PM
Girls' 300m Hurdles 2:03 PM
Boys' 300m Hurdles 2:12 PM
Girls' 200 Meters 2:23 PM
Boys' 200 Meters 2:32 PM
Girls' 1600 Meters 2:45 PM
Boys' 1600 Meters 2:58 PM
Girls' 4x400 Relay 3:10 PM
Boys' 4x400 Relay 3:31 PM

Clarke Massey Relays Highlights: The Broncos got their 2016 season off to a great start at the Clarke Massey Relays on Saturday at Cordova High School. Bella Vista swept the team competition winning the frosh/soph boys, varsity girls and tied Placer High School for first place in the varsity boys division (Full Results). The day was highlighted by the BV girls' 4 x 100 relay winning the event and setting a new sophomore girls school record running 50.70. The top three teams medaled in each event. A few relays and individuals cracked the all time lists which you can view here. BV medalists included:

Varsity Girls

  • 4 x100 1st (Sadye Peschke, Lenox Loving, Kendra Worthington, Emma Barthel
  • 4 x 800 2nd (Victoria Dix, Macey Lange, Alyssa Egbert, Kinsey Stephan)
  • Sprint Medley 1st (Lenox Loving, Kendra Worthington, Emma Barthel, Carly Kleefeld)
  • Distance Medley 1st (Kaitlin Derry, Carly Kleefeld, Brook Eberle, Hannah Wohlenberg)
  • 60 Shuttle Hurdles 2nd (Isabella Bangs, Julia Sutter, Grace Zschokke, Sadye Peschke)
  • High Jump 1st (Julia Sutter, Kristi Vivaldi, Shelby Dozier)
  • Pole Vault 2nd (Maddie Chavez, Aaliyah Kirkpatrick)
  • Long Jump 3rd (Grace Zschokke, Emily Akins, Emma Barthel)
  • Triple Jump 2nd (Emily Akins, Julia Sutter, Chloe Behan)

Varsity Boys

  • 4 x 400 3rd (Andreas Litton, Raul Steed, Jaleel Baker, Jeff Cho)
  • 4 x 800 3rd (David Gonzalez, Kevin Gonzalez, Cameron Holland, Jaxon Clausen)
  • Sprint Medley 3rd (Jermain Worthy, Glen Clinton, Andreas Litton, Jeff Cho)
  • Distance Medley 2nd (Eugene Kim, Cameron Holland, Jaxon Clausen, Brendon Henkel)
  • 65 Shuttle Hurdles 3rd (Raul Steed, Jaleel Baker, Jermain Worthy, Zach Johnson)
  • High Jump 3rd (Ryan Becker, Jalen Johnson, Keegan Kim)
  • Triple Jump 3rd (Jalen Johnson, Keegan Kim, Vlad Strelchik)

Frosh/Soph Boys

  • 4 x 800 1st (Benjamin Blankenburg, Bret Henkel, Hayden Low, Joseph Lowenstein)
  • Distance Medley 1st (Benjamin Blankenburg, Bret Henkel, Hayden Low, Joseph Lowenstein)
  • High Jump 1st (Nick Hvidsten, Owen Kurth, Jaden Koenig)
  • Long Jump 2nd (Jason Knight, Jaden Koenig, Garrett Dozier)
  • Triple Jump 1st (Dennis Strelchik, Daniel Brown, Garrett Dozier)

(posted 2-27-16)


Clarke Massey Relays Schedule: Team members who will be competing on Saturday will be announced in practice on Thursday, February 25. Athletes should arrive at Cordova High School one hour before their event is scheduled to start. Running events will be run in what we call a "rolling schedule" meaning they will start at 8:45 am and after that follow the order on the schedule. However, after the 8:45 am start the times for each event will be uncertain. Below is an estimated time schedule for the running events. Remember this is a best guess so plan to be at Cordova High School well in advance of this guess.

8:45 am - 3200's
9:30 am - shuttle hurdles
10:30 am - 4 x 100's
11:30 am - 4 x 800's
12:15 pm - Sprint Medley Relays
1:15 pm - 4 x 200's
2:00 pm - Distance Medley Relays
2:50 pm - 4 x 400's
3:40 pm – end

Link to meet order of events

The first round of field events start at 9:00 am and you should figure it will take about 2 hours for each division so if you are scheduled for a 9:00 am field event be at Cordova at 8:00 am. If you are schedule for the second field event be at Cordova at 10:00 am and for the third field event be there at 12:00 pm.

Everyone should exchange cell numbers with someone on their relay team and/or field event team just in case the schedule moves faster than expected. That way we can call you and let you know to arrive earlier.

You will need to provide your own transportation to Cordova High School so secure that in advance! (posted 2-24-16)


Parent Meeting: The Bella Vista track and field team will be having our annual parent meeting Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00 PM in the BV Cafeteria. Topics of discussion will be team rules and expectations, season schedule, transportation to away meets, and ways you as parents can help your son or daughter as well as the BV track community. We have a very large team this year so it is important that we get everyone involved and this meeting is the first step. Also please check out our donation letter. Hope to see you all there! (posted 2-20-16)


Practice Schedule for February Break (Feb 15-19):

  • High Jump - Monday through Friday at the track at 2:00 pm.
  • Long jump, Triple Jump - Monday and Thursday at the track at 3:00 pm (with sprinters). Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at the track at 2:00 pm.
  • Sprinters and Hurdlers - Monday through Friday at the track at 3:00 pm.
  • Throwers - Monday through Thursday 10:00 AM; No throwers practice Friday.
  • Pole Vaulters - Monday through Friday at the track at 3:15 pm.
  • Girls Distance Runners (800m 1600m, 3200m) - Monday 2/15 - 9:00 AM BV track; Tuesday 2/16 - 9:00 AM Village Park; Wednesday 2/17 - 9:00 AM Stables; Thurday 2/18 - 9:00 AM Village Park; Saturday 2/20 - 7:45 AM Fish Hatchery;
  • Boys Distance Runners (800m 1600m, 3200m) - Monday 2/15 - 9:00 AM BV track; Tuesday 2/16 - 9:00 AM Phoenix Park; Wednesday, 2/17 - 4:00 PM BV track; Thursday, 2/18 - 4:00 PM Stables; Friday 2/19 - 4:00 PM Village Park; Saturday 2/20 - 9:00 AM Village Park;

(posted 2-8-16)


Mandatory Practice Starts February 8: The week of February 1 to February 5 is the last week of pre-season conditioning. The team begins official practice starting Monday, February 8. We will meet every weekday starting at 3:15 pm in the stadium for the remainder of the season. All athletes must be cleared through the athletics office to be eligible to start practice with the team. For information on the clearance process follow this link. If you are on the basketball or wrestling teams you will need to finish your winter season before joining the track and field team. (posted 2-1-16)


Track and Field Pre-Season Conditioning: The Bella Vista Track and Field Team will begin pre-season conditioning starting Monday, January 11 at 3:15 pm. Meet at BV in the stadium and wear something you can work out in. You will need to be cleared through the BV athletics department before you can participate. For information on the clearance process follow this link.

It's January and it could be cold so bring a sweatshirt and sweatpants that you can warm up in and wear when you are done. We will meet every week day Monday through Friday with the exception of Monday, January 18 because of the Holiday. Follow this link for a conditioning calendar.

Athletes who are currently in a winter sport (basketball & wrestling) need to finish the winter sport season before they can join the track team. (posted 1-6-16)


Still Need To Sign-up For The Bella Vista Track and Field Team?  You can sign up here by emailing Coach U the following information:  Your first and last name, grade in school, parents/guardians names, parents/guardians email address, parents/guardians cell phone number, your cell phone number, t-shirt size.  Click here to email your sign-up information to Coach U.  You can also see Coach U during the day at BV to sign up. For all other information on the up coming 2016 Bella Vista track and field season follow this link to the frequently asked questions page. (posted 12-3-15)


2016 Track and Field Team Sign Ups: The Bella Vista Track and Field Team will be having sign-ups on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at lunch in the big gym.  Those wanting to join the team will need to be there to sign up and collect important information on the upcoming 2016 season.  If you have any friends who want to come out make sure that they stop by! Pre-season conditioning begins Monday, January 11 (conditioning schedule). Our season officially begins Monday, February 8.   You must go through the clearance process to be able to participate with the team during pre-season conditioning!  Click the "clearance process" link above for more information on athletic clearance, grades, etc... (posted 11-30-15)

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