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!


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


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.