Only Competitive Track Meet in U.S. in Summer 2020 Produced by Film Professor J.J. Vazquez and Filmed by PSU Students
Author: School of Film
Posted: July 13, 2020

On July 3rd we had a locked-down world class track meet in the Portland area. All athletes were tested adhering to the USA Track and Field guidelines prior to the meet and there were strict social distancing and safety guidelines enforced.

The meet hosted by Portland Track brought athletes from The Oregon Track Club in Eugene and the Pete Julian coached athletes of the former Nike Oregon Project based in Portland together to compete. 

The broadcast is available on YouTube

Events that were contested were:

Mens 1500m

Womens 800m

Mens 800m


Athletes who competed:

Mens 1500m

Donavan Brazier (2019 world champion in the 800m. American record holder at 800m-)
Vincent Ciattei (OTC athlete - Represents USA)
Will Paulson (OTC athlete - Represents Canada)
Suguru Osako (Japanese National record holder in the 3000m, 5000m and marathon)
Jake Heyward (OTC athlete - represents Great Britain

Women's 800m

Chanelle Price (OTC athlete. 2014 indoor world champion at 800m)
Konstanze Klosterhalfen (2019 World Championships Bronze medalist at 5000m. German national record holder at 1 mile, 3000m and 5000m)
Sabrina Southerland (OTC athlete. 2018 indoor NCAA champion at 800m for the Ducks)
Raevyn Rogers (2019 world championships silver medalist at 800m)

Men's 800m

Craig Engels (2019 USA champion in the 1500m)
Donavan Brazier
Jake Heyward

We're attempting to fill the void of sports at the moment and hope that our 17 minute broadcast will bring some excitement to sports starved fans around the world.