Five Broncos Going To State Meet! (Results) ( 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! (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 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

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!!


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):

(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...

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):

(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)