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 His only other victory was at an opposite-field event last summer. Doug Ferguson,, "Cal alum Collin Morikawa beats Justin Thomas on 3rd playoff hole to win PGA event," 12 July 2020 The Jordahl-Henry twins have been concentrating on their track and field events since fourth grade. Nate Weitzer,, "Wellesley girls combine track talent, chemistry," 11 May 2018 The order’s directive to self-isolate will require that the city Parks Department cancel permits for field events and sports activities. Henry Goldman,, "New York City Has One-Third of U.S. Virus Cases, Mayor Says," 8 May 2020 Just a few weeks ago, Mary Roman was using a local batting cage, as usual, to practice the shot put, one of the many field events at which the 84-year-old senior Olympian excelled. Jennifer Steinhauer, New York Times, "Mary Roman, City Clerk Who Set Senior Shot Put Records, Dies at 84," 5 Apr. 2020 In the field events, Hernandez outlasted Bondy’s Adrian Lerma in the eighth-grade pole vault. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Bondy, San Jac boys receive fine track and field efforts but Thompson still gets out the broom," 13 Mar. 2020 Here’s a look at some of the best individual performances: -- Mobile Christian’s Josiah Harry won the 1A-3A shot put with a heave of 62 feet, 6½ inches to won the Class 1A/3A title in the last field event of the final day of competition. Josh Bean |, al, "AHSAA Indoor Track Championships: Hoover, Homewood, Scottsboro earn title sweeps," 9 Feb. 2020 The final full-field event in Texas proved plenty big. Doug Ferguson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Son of Payne Stewart now tournament director on LPGA," 8 Oct. 2019 With the sports world on pause, the future of elite track and field events in Eugene appears uncertain. The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Coronavirus in Oregon (March 24): More businesses close under stay-home order," 24 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of field event

1899, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jul 2020

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“Field event.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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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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