field event

noun

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

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There are local angles in most running events and many of the field events. oregonlive.com, "Matthew Centrowitz, Craig Engels, Ben Blankenship, Laura Roesler dial in for the USATF Outdoor: Oregon track & field rundown," 23 July 2019 But Boling developed knee pain that necessitated cutting back on field events, eliminating the punishing decathlon as a future endeavor. Tim Layden, SI.com, "Is High School Sprint Phenom and Viral Star Matthew Boling the Future of Track?," 19 June 2019 Camera crews will have daily access to Clemson’s football activities along with a variety of off-the-field events as well as the Tigers prepare for their season-opener against Georgia Tech on Thursday, Aug. 29. Matt Murschel, orlandosentinel.com, "ACC Network to give viewers behind-the-scenes look at Clemson football," 19 June 2019 Kay Glynn, 66, holds numerous gold medals and records in track and field events. Tim Tadder, CNN, "'The spirit is undaunted': Portraits showcase strength of senior athletes," 29 June 2019 The success of two transgender female athletes who compete in high school track and field events has prompted a formal complaint to the U.S. Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights. Dan Brechlin, courant.com, "As Connecticut’s high school athletics transgender policy comes under scrutiny, here’s what you need to know," 20 June 2019 The complaint from Connecticut says transgender girls have been consistently winning track and field events and the policy violates federal protections for female athletes. CBS News, "3 Connecticut female athletes file federal discrimination complaint over transgender competition," 19 June 2019 The complaint from Connecticut says transgender girls have been consistently winning track and field events and the policy violates federal protections for female athletes. Dave Collins, BostonGlobe.com, "3 Connecticut high school runners file lawsuit over transgender policy, saying it has cost them top race finishes and scholarships," 19 June 2019 The complaint from Connecticut says transgender girls have been consistently winning track and field events and the policy violates federal protections for female athletes. NBC News, "High school athletes file complaint over transgender policy," 19 June 2019

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1899, in the meaning defined above

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field event

noun

English Language Learners Definition of field event

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

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