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) - 


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!