• Curtis Anderson

Oregon Track Club Elite sends eight athletes to Sunset Tour


EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon Track Club Elite is scheduled to bring eight athletes to the Sunset Tour track and field meet in Azusa, Calif., on July 9.

The entries are as follows:

· Women's 800m - Sabrina Southerland

· Men's 800m - Neil Gourley, Drew Piazza

· Women's 1500m - Hanna Green

· Men's 1500m - Ben Blankenship, Vince Ciattei

· Men's 5000m - Tom Farrell, Hassan Mead

The meet begins at 7:15 p.m.

Blankenship and Green set personal bests in the mile and 800m, respectively, at the 45th annual Prefontaine Classic at Stanford on June 30. Blankenship clocked 3:52.51, while Green turned in her first sub-2:00 performance with a time of 1:58.75.

Southerland, who earned her master's degree from the University of Oregon on June 17, has a season-best mark of 2:03.80 in the 800m. Gourley, Piazza, Mead, Farrell and Ciattei all competed at a high performance meet at Lane Community College on June 29. ​