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):


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),


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.

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):

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!