Some sports never go out of style!
Track and field have been around since the start of the Olympics in Ancient Greece in 776 B.C. It was created alongside religious events and celebrations for the Greek gods where men (no women were allowed) could show off their athletic abilities.
Track and field are a sport that includes athletic contests based on running, jumping, and throwing skills. The name is derived from where the sport takes place, a running track and a grass field for the throwing and some of the jumping events. As a whole, track and field combines running, jumping, and throwing events all into one sport. In the Olympic Games, there are 47 medal events just in the sport of track and field, split between men and women.
Some of the popular track and field events include high jump, pole vault, marathon, long jump, discus, short jump, relays, javelin and more.
The Texas women’s track and field team were crowned the NCAA outdoor champions for the fifth time in program history by scoring 83 points, the most in UT history. The Longhorns championed four events on the final day of competition on their way to their 13th NCAA team title.
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