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 In field events, Hoover’s George Mann set a new state-meet record in the Class 7A boys’ javelin with a heave of 198 feet, 8 inches. Josh Bean, al, 26 Jan. 2023 In the field events, JSerra’s Brendon See won the discus with a throw of 196 feet, 4 inches and the shot put with a mark of 62 feet, 9.5 inches. Luca Evans, Los Angeles Times, 28 May 2023 In the field events, Madison Vant powered the Hornets to first-place finishes in the javelin (314 feet, 11 inches), long jump (50-8), and triple jump (101-6) relays , claiming the individual title in javelin (120-8), and long jump (17-9¾). Matty Wasserman,, 30 Apr. 2023 Coquille was led by three state champions, all coming from the field events. Nikstreng, oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023 Castaic’s Meagan Humphries, a track Swiss Army knife, didn’t win any individual field event but earned four medals — fourth in the high jump, second in the long jump, second in the triple jump and fifth in the 200 meters. Luca Evans, Los Angeles Times, 28 May 2023 The festivities start at 10 a.m. Thursday with the 3A, 2A and 1A field events. oregonlive, 25 May 2023 The Scorpions’ got key points in field events with Alicia Hall and MaKayla Pritchett taking home county titles in the triple jump and discus, respectively. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 13 May 2023 Proudly representing the Dallas ISD with gold medal field event performances were South Oak Cliff senior Tania Amos in the girls discus and Woodrow Wilson’s Isaac Onuoha, the winner of the boys high jump at 6-8. Randy Jennings, Dallas News, 30 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of field event was in 1899

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“Field event.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

field event

: an event in a track meet other than a race

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