The 2020 Track and Field season once again holds great promise for the Bells, as they look to win an unprecedented 11th straight WCAL title and return to the podium at the CCS Championships. In 2019, the Bells won both the Frosh-Soph and Varsity League titles for a 10th straight year. At CCS, the Bells scored 18 points in the 3200 to vault into 3rd place, marking a record 10th straight year finishing in the top four. Replacing graduated leaders like hurdler/jumper Kijana Hilton and thrower Keanu Lee will be tough, but their legacy of leadership will undoubtedly help a new crop of leaders in this year's campaign.
Bellarmine will be led in large part by a core of returning distance runners: Juniors Colin Peattie—defending CCS champ in the 1600 and 3200—Galen and Nolan Topper, Aiden Theocheung, Casper Aliaga, John Stebbins, Jason Evanchik and Jack Boennighausen will lead many other Juniors and a deep team of Seniors. This year, sprint Coach Joey Colucci will lean heavily on Seniors Matt Fujii, Nick Teresi and Casey Shaheen to once again develop both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays so that they will compete for State Meet spots at the CCS Championships. Coach Leo O'Neill will turn to a young group of hurdlers who will led by Juniors Jaxon Sawyer and Xavier McDaniel.
On the field side, coach Warren Jaques will have Juniors Leo Garcia-Czarkowski leading the vault squad. Coach Derick Bell will once again be in charge of all jumpers. Junior Jackie MacHale will be counted on to lead a strong group of Sophomore jumpers. The throwers will be looking for leadership from a large group of returners, especially Seniors Marcus Mifsud and Justin Lewinski.
In League competition, Serra, St. Francis and Mitty will once again provide a stiff challenge for the Bells, as we seek to complete another season unbeaten in dual meets. At the CCS level, in addition to our two aforementioned WCAL rivals, Santa Theresa, San Benito, Evergreen Valley, and Los Altos will certainly challenge the Bells. Check out the BCP website for this year's schedule and come out on a Wednesday afternoon for a dual meet to see the Bells in action!