Definitions for track and field

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. track and field(noun)

    participating in athletic sports performed on a running track or on the field associated with it


  1. track and field(Noun)

    a group of athletic sports, consisting mainly of various kinds of running, jumping and throwing, that take place on a track and the enclosed field

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Track and Field

    Sports performed on a track, field, or arena and including running events and other competitions, such as the pole vault, shot put, etc.


  1. Track and field athletics

    Track and field is a sport which combines various athletic contests based on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing. The name is derived from the sport's typical venue: a stadium with an oval running track enclosing a grass field where the throwing and jumping events take place. It is one of the oldest sports. In acient times, it is an event held in conjunction with festivals and sports meets such as the Olympic Games in Greece The running events, which include sprints, middle and long-distance events, and hurdling, are won by the athlete with the fastest time. The jumping and throwing events are won by the athlete who achieves the greatest distance or height. Regular jumping events include long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault, while the most common throwing events are shot put, javelin, discus and hammer. There are also "combined events", such as heptathlon and decathlon, in which athletes compete in a number of the above events. Most track and field events are individual sports with a single victor, but a number are relay races. Events are almost exclusively divided by gender, although both the men's and women's competitions are usually held at the same venue.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Justin Gatlin:

    But I am not trying to win over my naysayers, that's not my point in being in track and field.

  2. Simon Clegg:

    We have a challenge with track and field athletics, the event that has been designated is the third division of the team event. It is a weekend event for the lowest ranked teams.

  3. Bob Dorfman:

    Obviously track and field is not a top-of-line sport except during Olympic years, so any sort of scandal is going to hurt the event and is going to hurt it more just because legitimacy is such an issue.

  4. Bob Dorfman:

    You are talking about the most significant, the best loved, best known, most iconic track and field athlete out there, Usain Bolt, so if he got beat by somebody who has had drug issues in the past it wouldn't help the sport.

  5. Sebastian Coe:

    I am president of an international federation which is under serious investigations and I represent a sport under intense scrutiny, my vision is to have a sport that attracts more young people. The average age of those watching track and field is 55 years old. This is not sustainable.

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