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!

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!

2013 SJS Masters Sarah Reinhardt 3rd Place
Sarah Reinhardt
2013 McKenzie Sup 2nd SJS Masters
McKenzie Sup
Kendall Derry 2nd SJS Masters 1600
Kendall Derry
Cory Barger 4th SJS Masters Long Jump
Cory Barger

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.

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):

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)