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Track and field

Track and field is a sport which includes athletic contests established 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 some of the jumping events take place. Track and field is categorized under the umbrella sport of athletics, which also includes road running, cross country running, and race walking.

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Crossplex, Birmingham, Alabama

The DII Indoor National championships are being held here on March 13-14. Here's the link for the information and full list of qualifiers:

Contributed by Morgan Ainslie

Track and Field

Photo I took of a track runner in their 200m event.

Contributed by Katie Leavitt

The truth is: The 400m race is like you're running on trampolines for the first 30 seconds, then the last 10-30 seconds, it feels like a piano climbed onto your back. That's when you gotta drag that piano, and let all of those distracting notes and chords come behind you. This results in your crescendo!!!

Contributed by Hannah McClure


Contributed by Kourtney Brodnax

The 400m Hurdles is by far the toughest race in track and field.

Contributed by Kourtney Brodnax

In the throwing events Throwers usualy throw up wards of 60 to 70 at the olympic level! For middle schoolers Boys throw a 8lb shot while the girls throw 6lb, High school girls throw 8lb and the boys throw 12lb, at college level the men throw 16lb!

Contributed by Laura Holman

In the boy's 110 meter hurdles in high school they use 39 inch hurdles, however, in college and professional level competition they use 42 inch hurdles. For girls they use 33 inch hurdles and the height does not change after.

Contributed by Ivano Bede

Run Fast, Turn Left.

Contributed by Hannah Calhoun

Most people do not know that there are 400m hurdle races on indoor tracks.

Contributed by Davon Trackboii Guerrier

Track and Field Photo

Portrait of Track and Field Runners

Contributed by Chris PutGodfirst Moore

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