Leaps and Bounds: The Men Who Changed Track and Field

The athlete and his coach from the University of Pennsylvania who revolutionized track and field by inventing two key techniques in the late 1800’s, and the 1900 Olympics that followed.

  • Jessie Garcia
  • Jessie Garcia
  • Jessie Garcia, Laj Waghray
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 14, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Milwaukee Film Festival
    United States
    Pitch Contest winner
  • Reading Film Festival
    Reading, PA
    United States
    November 2, 2019
    North American premiere
    Official Selection
  • Docs Without Borders

    Official Selection
  • Top Shorts Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • NewFilmmakers New York

  • Boston's Screaming Ostrich Festival
    Boston, MA
    Official Selection
  • Couch Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Canadian Cinematography Awards

    Official Selection/Semi-Finalist
  • Hollywood Sun Awards

    Official Selection
  • Wallachia International Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Glorious Movie Awards

    Best Documentary
  • Starshine Film Festival

    Best Documentary
  • Hyperwave Film Awards

  • Green Bay Film Festival
    Green Bay, WI
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jessie Garcia

Jessie Garcia is an award-winning sportscaster who served as the Green Bay Packers sideline reporter and host of NFL coach's shows. She has written three non-fiction books and one fiction, which is also available as an audio book. This is Jessie's first documentary. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Director Statement

I discovered the story of Alvin Kraenzlein and Mike Murphy while researching my book, "Going for Wisconsin Gold: Stories of Our State Olympians." I simply knew their story had to be told in documentary form as well and it was my great pleasure to do so. I hope audiences walk away feeling that they learned something they didn't know, as well as finding great respect for the men who changed track and field.