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  USA Track & Field Foundation - Home
The USA Track and Field Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track and field programs, with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging athletes and anti-doping education.
Track and Field/Cross Country is the number one junior high and high school participation sport in the USA.
Your generous support of the USA Track and Field Foundation will have a direct impact upon the lives of Youth Track and Field and Emerging Elite Athletes.  Donations may be directed toward a specific program.
www.usatffoundation.org   (397 words)

  Athletics (track and field) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sports events that involve running, throwing and jumping.
Athletics was the original event at the first Olympics back in 776 BC where the only event held was the stadium-length foot race or "stade".
The track consists of 6-10 lanes and, for the bigger tracks, a steeplechase lane with a water pit.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Track_and_field_athletics   (1593 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - track and field athletics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Track events include the 100-, 200-, 400-, 800-, 1,500-, 5,000-, and 10,000-meter runs; the marathon race (26 mi 385 yd/42.19 km); the 100- (women), 110- (men) and 400-meter hurdles; the 400- and 1,600-meter relays; the 3,000-meter steeplechase (men); and the 20,000- and 50,000-meter (men) walks.
Field events include the shot put; the hammer throw; the discus throw; the javelin toss (less frequently); the high jump; the long jump; the triple jump (formerly the running hop, skip, and jump); and the pole vault.
Track and field athletics dominated the ancient Greek athletic festivals, and were also popular in Rome, but declined in the Middle Ages.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/tracknfi_history.asp   (767 words)

 Athletics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Athletics (track and field), a group of sports, each of which involves running, throwing or jumping
Little Athletics, an Australian sporting event comprising a subset of athletic events, specially modified to suit the abilities of children
UK Athletics, the governing body for the sport of athletics in the United Kingdom
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Athletics   (158 words)

 ARC Athletics - Track & Field Home
In the field events, Matt Lopez won the hammer with a 174’ 6” throw, and Matt Phillips took the javelin with a 169’ 6” toss.
In other field events, Matt Lopez put the shot 50’ 4.25” for second in the event, took another second with a 158’ 5” throw in the hammer competition, and finished third in the discus with a 149’ 8” effort.
On the track, ARC’s Aaron Rios sprinted to a first place time of 49.68 in the 400m dash, Alex Isley took the 110m hurdles in 19.79, and the 4x400m relay team won with a 3:26.07 mark.
www.arc.losrios.edu /~sports/mtrack   (1854 words)

 Sport - Athletics (Track & Field)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A summary of the classifications used for track and field, and the implements used for the field events in each classification, is posted on the IPC web site (http://www.paralympic.org).
Track and field athletes at the Deaflympics compete under the CISS rules which require a minimum hearing loss of 55 dB in the better year.
Track and field events for athletes with a disability are contested at the same venues as events for "able-bodied" athletes.
edweb6.educ.msu.edu /kin866/spathletics.htm   (1806 words)

 Athletics Track Field Associations, Contacts, Tournaments
Athletics, or track and field as it is called in many countries, is the designation given to contests for men and women that involve running, jumping for height and distance, and throwing for distance using implements of standardized design.
Competitions in track and field are called meets, with the running events taking place on a portion of or around a 400-m (437.4-yd) or 440-yd (402.3-m) oval made out of cinders, clay, or synthetic compounds.
The field events--those disciplines involving jumping and throwing--generally take place at the same time as the running events, on the area within the track's circumference, or nearby.
www.sportsourcedirectory.com /sportassociations/athletics_track_field.html   (253 words)

 Alfred University : Athletics : Track & Field
Alfred University : Athletics : Track and Field
The men's and women's track and field teams compete in both indoor (winter) and outdoor (spring) seasons as members of the New York State Collegiate Track Conference and Eastern College Athletic Conference.
The Alfred University men’s and women’s indoor track competed at the Robert J. Kane Invitational at Cornell University on Saturday.
www.alfred.edu /athletics/track/index.cfm   (188 words)

 American Association of adaptedSports™ Programs | Athletics | Track and Field
Track and Field traditionally occurs in the Spring, as the last sport season of the school year.
GHSA Track and Field encompasses a season that is approximately 15 weeks in length and includes GHSA competitions in which high school teams compete to qualify for the GHSA State Track and Field Meets (boys and girls).
High school track athletes who are also members of AAASP track teams may compete at the AAASP Georgia Track and Field Meet to qualify for the GHSA track meets.
www.aaasp.org /leagues/track/ghsainitiative.html   (293 words)

 Athletics (track and field)
Known in Olympic circles as "athletics," track and field offers a smorgasbord of men's and women's running events — the sprints (100, 200 and 400 meters), the middle distances (800 and 1,500), the long distances (5,000 and 10,000), the hurdles (100 and 400 meters for the women and 110 and 400 for the men).
The field events for the two genders include shot put, discus, javelin, triple jump, high jump, long jump, pole vault and hammer throw, with the latter two making an Olympic debut among the women.
There are plenty of potential success stories for the Americans in track and field, but the three names most often mentioned are Marion Jones, Maurice Greene and Michael Johnson.
deseretnews.com /sydney/view/1,3466,195011094,00.html   (276 words)

 Caltech Athletics - Track & Field - Coaching Staff
In addition to coaching the track & field teams, she currently serves as Caltech's Assistant Athletics Director and Senior Womens Administrator, and teaches Physical Education classes in Track & Field and Speed & Agility.
Levesque was a standout track and field athlete in college, becoming a three-time All-American (1991-93) at Cal Poly SLO.
In fact, she finished in the top five at the NCAA Championships all three of those seasons, taking third place in 1991, fifth in 1992 and concluding her collegiate career with a tie for second place in 1993.
www.athletics.caltech.edu /sports/track/trackcs.html   (213 words)

 Buffalo State Athletics - Track and Field
Men's track and field at Buffalo State has a long history of local, state and national recognition.
With both an indoor and outdoor season, male and female track and field athletes at Buffalo State are provided with an ideal opportunity for success and improvement.
Buffalo State hosted a track and field clinic for 65 fourth through eighth graders from the City of Buffalo Schools on Thursday, March 2.
www.buffalostate.edu /athletics/track   (220 words)

 Special Olympics Hawaii :: Track & Field (Athletics)
Track and Field is a Spring sport (February - May) for Special Olympics Hawaii.
Athletes compete in Track and Field at competition in their Area to qualify for the State Summer Games held in May.
Special Olympics Hawaii offers Track and Field events for athletes of all abilities and ages.
www.specialolympicshawaii.org /sports-track.htm   (183 words)

 Greenville.edu > Athletics > Track and Field
With the Greenville College Track Program on the rise, the goal of the team and coaching staff is simple: make them one of the best in their class.
With several coaches specializing in different areas, the commitment to maximizing athletic potential holds as a high priority of the team.
The primary objective of the program is to help student-athletes advance their athletic skill, then use this athletic experience to mature spiritually and academically.
www.greenville.edu /athletics/track   (96 words)

 Athletics Headlines: Track and Field Shines in the Sunflower State
Athletics Headlines: Track and Field Shines in the Sunflower State
Track and Field Shines in the Sunflower State
The Spartan track and field teams hope to keep running fast, jumping high, and throwing far in preparation for the NAIA Outdoor National Championships in late May.
www.mobap.edu /athletics/headlines/archives/2006/04/track_and_field.asp   (706 words)

 Athletics - Track & Field - Willamette University
METAIRIE, LA ­- The Willamette University women’s track and field team has received All-Academic status from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the 2006 season.
A total of 50 NCAA Division III women’s track and field teams were selected for the academic award.
The Willamette men’s track and field squad, which earned a 3.07 cumulative team GPA, was recognized as one of 31 teams earning All-Academic status.
www.willamette.edu /athletics/trackfield   (229 words)

 News & Notes- Track & Field- Athletics- Western State College of Colorado
The team was selected by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and celebrates the 25th anniversary of women competing for an NCAA Division II Track and Field Championship.
She was also named the NCAA Division II Women’s Track Athlete of the Year in 1996 and has represented the United States in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games in the 10,000.
In the field events, Western got victories from Mallory Thompson (10-06) and Josh Oberleas (15-06) in the Pole Vault, Ashley Stevens in the Discus (139-04) and Hammer (156-08), Jeremiah Giambartolomei in the Hammer (147-05) and Swofford in the Javelin (162-00).
www.western.edu /ath/teams/track/articles.html   (4897 words)

 Fredonia State Athletics - Track and Field
In August 2005, Swanson was promoted from assistant track and field coach to head coach of the Fredonia State women's track and field teams.
He won seven Atlantic Coast Conference individual titles and was named 1999 ACC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year after winning the 10,000-meter title with a conference-record time of 28:31.
He is married to the former Amy King, whose sister, Grace, is a 1997 Fredonia State graduate and a seven-time All-American in track and field for the Blue Devils.
www.fredonia.edu /athletics/wtrack/wtrack_coaches.asp   (460 words)

 Cornell College - Athletics - Track & Field
Cornell’s cross country and track and field athletes also excel in the classroom.
Schofer also served as assistant coach for the Carleton women's track and field program for the 2002 winter and spring seasons.
Schofer has USA Track and Field Level I coaching certification and is a member of the U.S. Track Coaches Association.
www.cornellcollege.edu /athletics/track/coach.shtml   (737 words)

 Wheelchair Athletics - Track & Field   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This premier venue caters for the elite training and competition requirements of many sports and the stadium incorporates a 400m x 8 lane all weather synthetic track with specific storage areas and equipment for all field events.
There will be competition for all ISMWSF classes in a full programme of wheelchair track and field events with medals for places in each classification and the opportunity to attain Paralympic qualification standard.
Entry is open to athletes who have attained A or B Paralympic standard and those who wish to make an official attempt of reaching Paralympic qualifying standards.
www.eventnz.co.nz /wwgames/sports/athletics.htm   (129 words)

 Track and Field - Athletics - Azusa Pacific University
Track and Field - Athletics - Azusa Pacific University
The current champion and the past champion are primed for a sprint to the finish.
The NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships have returned to California, where the Azusa Pacific men's track & field has won 4 prevous national championships.
www.apu.edu /athletics/trackandfield   (237 words)

 Athletics Gold - Track & Field Athletics Australia
For many years, most fans of athletics had been led to believe that organised women's track and field in Australia only began in the 1920s.
Women's athletics in Australia had actually commenced much earlier and an amateur women's association had been established in Sydney in 1913.
Professional athletics for women was also popular around this time, and state championships for female athletes had been held as early as 1906.
www.geocities.com /geetee/history/index.html   (167 words)

 Greenville.edu > Athletics > Track and Field > News
GREENVILLE, Ill. — In late September, the outdoor women’s track and field team was again rewarded with academic all-American team honors for the 2004 track and field season.
The honor was given by the NCAA Division III United States Track Coaches Association to teams that carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.1 or better.
This was also the highest team grade point average the women have had.
www.greenville.edu /athletics/track/news/index.php?id=38   (116 words)

 Hershey's Track & Field Games - Track Meets and Training Resource
You can also find resources such as track training information and track and field rules.
Track and Field is the perfect outlet for kids starting a physical fitness program.
Let Hershey's Track and Field Games be your one-stop source for youth fitness information.
www.hersheystrackandfield.com   (122 words)

 ARC Athletics - Track & Field Home
On the track, Cristina Hibbert was clocked in 16.00 in the 100m hurdles, and Elsa Barthson and Sherrie Rouse ran the 400m in 59.47 and 63.27, respectively.
Hosting some of the top track and field programs throughout the state, the Beavers made their presence felt with a record-setting time in the 4x400 relay.
In other field events, Cristina Hibbert won the javelin with an 86’ 2” throw, and Christina Osborne had the best throw in the hammer, covering 99’ 5.5”.
www.arc.losrios.edu /~sports/wtrack/index.htm   (3007 words)

 Amherst College Athletics: Track & Field
April 18 - The Amherst men’s and women’s track teams dominated at a home midweek track meet with Trinity College and Keene State College on Tuesday afternoon, as the women swept the track races and the men won four each of the track and field events.
March 12 – The Amherst College women’s track and field team competed at the Division III National Championships on March 10th and 11th at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn The Jeffs got strong performances from senior co-captain Ginger Polich, junior Shauneen Garrahan, sophomore Heather Wilson and rookies Zandra Walton and Caitlin McDermott-Murphy.
February 11 - Select runners from the Amherst College men’s and women’s track and field teams competed against Division I, II and III opponents at the Valentine Classic hosted by Boston University this weekend, while the remainder of each squad raced at the Wesleyan Invitational II on Saturday.
www.amherst.edu /~sports/current/m-itrack/index.html   (1096 words)

 USA Track & Field
IAAF Golden League to be broadcast on ESPN
Stuczynski sets American record at 2008 adidas Track Classic
Many of the world’s best to compete at adidas Track Classic
www.usatf.org   (59 words)

 Lane Community College - Athletics Department - Track & Field
In the field events, Lane's Brian Wuethrich won the shot put with a mark of 51-7 3/4 and was second in the javelin (194-4).
Lane Community College track and field coach Grady O'Connor said Monday that two Titan sprinters - Phillip Alexander and Marcus Dillon - have signed national letters of intent to compete at Oregon next year.
In the fall of 1999, James walked on to the University of Oregon Track and Field team, where he went on to become a Pac-10 and Regional qualifier in the shot put and discus.
www.lanecc.edu /healthpe/athletic/track.htm   (2258 words)

 Muskingum College Athletics: Track & Field
NEW CONCORD, OHIO, May 18, 2006 - The Ohio Athletic Conference has announced that Muskingum College sophomore Justin Walters and senior Heather Nees have been named Academic All-OAC.
Walters, a first team selection, anchors the men's track team in the 800-meter and 1,500-meter runs.
He notched his season-best time of 1:59.26 in the 800 at the OAC Quad Meet at Otterbein College and logged a 4:07.20 time in the 1,500 at the Marv Frey Invitational.
www.muskingum.edu /~athletic/track/index.html   (128 words)

 Bet on Athletics Track & Field with Totesport
Known in Great Britain and the Commenwealth as athletics in the USA as Track and Field Athletics.
A group of sports comprising running, jumping and throwing contests, cross country running, decathlon, discus, hammer, high jump, hurdling, javelin, long distance running, long jump, marathon, middle distance running, pentathlon, pole vault, race walking, relay running, road running shot put sprinting steeplechase triple jump nearly all these events are contested by men and women.
Remember the golden rule athletics is no different class will out and top athletes can last quite a few years and with the middle and long distance runners they can dominate events for quite a few season’s.
www.play-to-win.co.uk /othersports/athletics.htm   (391 words)

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