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Track and Field Terminology

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TRACK AND FIELD TERMS

Annual Plan  

 A yearly training program that is broken down in multiple phases.

 

 

Curb

 

The inside corner of the track.

Discus

 

A field events in track and field where a cylinder object is thrown.

 

Toe board

 

A board, in the form of an arc,  which the shot-putter must not step.

 

Dashes  

The shortest and swiftest running events.

 

Anchor leg  

The last leg for a runner on a relay team.

 

Hurdling  

Hurdling events are dashes in which competitors must clear a series of ten barriers called hurdles.

 


Distance runs
 

Runs longer than 3000 m.

 

Middle Distance Runs  

Races ranging from about 600 m (about 656 yd)  to 3000 m (about 2 mi).

 

Relays  

Relay races are events for teams of four, in which an athlete runs a given distance, passing a baton to his or her successor.

 

Steeplechase  

An obstacle race containing hurdles, water jumps, and other hazards.

 

High Jump  

The aim in high jumping is to leap over, or clear, a crossbar.

 

Pole vaulting  

The athlete attempts to clear a high crossbar with the aid of a flexible pole.

 

Long Jump  

The athlete dashes along a runway and springs into the air from a takeoff board attempting to covering the greatest possible distance.

 

Baton

 

Stick  passed from one relay runner to another.

 

Trial  

An attempt in a field event.

 

Throwing Sector  

The specified area in which a thrown implement must land.

 

 

False start

 

Moving or jumping before the gun is fired.

 

Crossbar

 

The bar which a high jumper or pole vaulter must clear.

 

   

TRACK AND FIELD DIAGRAM

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