field event


Definition of field event 

: an event (such as weight-throwing or jumping) in a track-and-field meet other than a race

Examples of field event in a Sentence

a discus thrower who excelled at all the field events

Recent Examples on the Web

Robinson’s one leap highlighted field events West Orange junior Russell Robinson fouled on five of his long jumps. Buddy Collings,, ""Region of Death" track and field report | West Orange girls, Brantley boys take titles," 26 Apr. 2018 There will be tug of war, field events, piping and drumming groups, a scotch tasting and a vendor area featuring all things Scottish. Yoshina Okamoto, Anchorage Daily News, "Coming up: Arctic Thunder, Scottish Highland Games and the return of Arlo Guthrie," 28 June 2018 Laurel Lakes is the site of the remainder of the day’s festivities, including a car show, field events, hot dog eating contest and music. Mary Schneidau Sullivan, Laurel Leader, "Bike parade for kids is two-wheeled-fun [Old Town Laurel]," 7 June 2018 The next three Raiders’ victories came in either the hurdles or field events. Kyle Stackpole, Howard County Times, "Howard boys, Atholton girls win Howard County outdoor track and field titles," 9 May 2018 The Blue Knights won their first State Open championship at Willow Brook Park Monday, completely on the strength of their field events, scoring 35 points. Lori Riley,, "Outstanding In The Field: Southington Girls Win Their First State Open Track Title," 4 June 2018 The Raiders, led by sprinter Asha Washington, distance runner Camryn Streib and multiple field event athletes, finished with 157 points to hold off Reservoir (149 points) and Mt. Hebron (135). Kyle Stackpole, Howard County Times, "Several county teams win outdoor track and field regional titles," 22 May 2018 The Ducks held many of their sprinters, hurdlers and field event athletes out of last weekend's Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field. Ken Goe,, "Oregon Ducks women remain No. 2 in this week's college track rankings; UO men No. 11," 7 May 2018 The at-large berths are based on region times and field event marks. Buddy Collings,, ""Region of Death" track and field report | West Orange girls, Brantley boys take titles," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of field event

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of field event was in 1899

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English Language Learners Definition of field event

: an event in a track meet that is not a race

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