Definition of field events in English:

field events

plural noun

  • Athletic sports other than races, such as throwing and jumping events.

    Compare with track events
    • ‘Sligo athletes were scarce in the sprint and field events but Jennifer Norman produced a good performance to take fourth in the 100 metres.’
    • ‘Acosta, who is Cuban, is in St Lucia coaching athletes in field events.’
    • ‘Kildare will look to improve their medal haul next weekend when the athletics and field events begin.’
    • ‘At the national level St Lucia does have three outstanding female athletes in field events.’
    • ‘For many years, middle and long distance running has been the strong point of our sport with field events and sprinting being the poor relations.’
    • ‘Performers in the sprints and field events also put up their fair share of impressive placements.’
    • ‘Plus the golden-haired youngster won the Birmingham Exhibition Lions' Club Trophy as the outstanding female athlete in field events.’
    • ‘In addition to this the students performed a number of field events including long jump, standing high jump and basketball throw.’
    • ‘In the field events, the participants will vie for honours in long jump, triple jump, discus, shotput and javelin.’
    • ‘They participated in a range of track events from 100m to 1500m along with field events from long jump to shot put.’
    • ‘The competition, perhaps the most enduring of the field events so far, ended with both competitors warmly embracing.’
    • ‘We are very strong here in Sligo on the track, but quite weak in some field events such as pole vault, high jump and hammer.’
    • ‘For high jumper Hestrie Cloete, her medal was her country's first at Edmonton and Africa's only gold in a field event.’
    • ‘The tracks were well made out and the track events and the field events were well organized.’
    • ‘Not only was Sheelagh a runner but she successfully helped her club to win many league points by competing in and winning field events such as the shot putt and long jump competitions.’
    • ‘On Thursday at 5 p.m. there's a session for track runners and later on field events athletes will be catered for.’
    • ‘There will be track events and field events for each age group from 9 to 18 years.’
    • ‘In the field events, the throws were, as for the men, one of the team's fortes.’
    • ‘The athletic field events will take place in Kilcoyne Park on Sunday, May 29 at 4pm.’