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Different Track and Field Sports

Which Track and Field Sport Did You Excel In?

track and fieldThese dewy, cool mornings that turn into warm, sunny afternoons bring back fond memories of when I competed in track and field meets back in elementary school. The local horse track became my practice running grounds, and an old mattress was used as a high jump mat — I treated it like the Summer Olympics — it was kind of a big deal.

The best part of any day was proudly marching home to show my mom my array of ribbons. A red meant first place, blue second, and yellow third, so the more red ribbons she saw, she knew my "training season" had been a success. And any red or blue ribbons guaranteed a spot in the the next meet, where you'd compete against students from other schools — pressure! The event I always managed to do well in was high jump. Gliding over that bar is a distant memory now, even though some of my current poses from yoga class remind me of the ways I used to contort my body!

Was there a particular track and field sport you loved back in the day, or are there any that you still do today? If you could get back into it, is there something particular you would train for?

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Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 6 years
Aw! I was the captain of my track team back in the day and aced the 100 meter dash and was the anchor of the 4x100. Wow that was a while ago! ha.
ticamorena ticamorena 6 years
Throws - javelin, shotput, discus....when really i wanted to be a sprinter because it's over so fast and the only thing you have to do are runs. Throws (much like jumps) are super technical. In any case, I guess it served me well because my arms and shoulders are now super easy to tone
foxymardy foxymardy 6 years
I sucked at sports, period. Except for fencing. I was good at that. And I'm pretty okay in running.
amber512 amber512 6 years
I never did track and field.
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