Indoor / outdoor track and field different records?


Portland, Ore., isn't known for sunny weather. Yet when it rains this weekend, as it's expected to, the athletes competing at the IAAF World Indoor Championships won't feel a drop.

Indoor track and field meets are relatively new in the world of athletic competition. Unofficially, the first was held in 1863, in London, England, in a grand hall on the grounds of Cremorne Pleasure Gardens, according to Spike magazine, the publishing arm of the International Association of Athletic Federations. There were four running events and the triple jump.

The IAAF held its first official international indoor meet in 1985, in Paris. They moved to Indianapolis, Ind., two years later and have been held every two years since.

But history isn't the only element that differentiates indoor and outdoor events, at least at the international level.

1. There are fewer indoor disciplines than outdoor ones.

At the highest level of IAAF competitions, outdoor track and...

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There are three types of indoor track and field events — track, field and combined. Indoor track and field meets feature many of the same events as their outdoor counterparts, such as the 400-, 800-, 1,500- and 4x400-meter runs. Common field events include the long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault and shot put. In addition, indoor track meets include the 60-meter run and 60-meter hurdle, as well as the heptathlon and pentathlon, which are combined events.

Most indoor tracks are 200 meters in the inside lane, which is approximately half the size of an outdoor track. The smaller size of the track means the 100-meter and 200-meter races are not normally run during indoor track and field meets. The 200-meter race, in particular, is difficult to run on an indoor track because the inside lanes cover a shorter distance than the outside lanes and there is not enough length on the track to stagger starting positions.

To compensate for the loss of the short sprints,...

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Track and field is a sport which combines various athletic contests based on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing. The name is derived from the sport's typical venue: a stadium with an oval running track enclosing a grass field where the throwing and jumping events take place. It is one of the oldest sports. In acient times, it is an event held in conjunction with festivals and sports meets such as the Olympic Games in Greece

The running events, which include sprints, middle and long-distance events, and hurdling, are won by the athlete with the fastest time. The jumping and throwing events are won by the athlete who achieves the greatest distance or height. Regular jumping events include long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault, while the most common throwing events are shot put, javelin, discus and hammer. There are also "combined events", such as heptathlon and decathlon, in which athletes compete in a number of the above events. Most track and field...

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A women's 400m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland.

Athletics also known as track and field is a collection of sporting events that involve running, throwing, hurdling, and jumping. The name is derived from the Greek word "athlon" meaning "contest." The sport of track and field was the building block of the modern day Olympics. What started out more that 2,500 years ago as a single race, has evolved into a sport where over 200 member nations of the IAAF or International Amateur Athletic Federation compete.


Ancient Games

While most recognize the Olympic Games as the start of track and field, the most ancient of all the athletic festivals was established in 1829 B.C.E. in Meath, Ireland. The Tailteann Games was an annual 30-day gathering that including foot races, and stone throwing. The event lasted all the way until 1168 C.E. before the Norman invasion.

Athletics was the...

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2016 USATF Championship Series - Outdoor

*All broadcast times Eastern. Check local listings. Schedule subject to change

USA vs. The World,

Philadelphia, PA – April 30, 2016

April 30 at 12:30pm – 3:00pm – NBCSN (Live)

Drake Relays

, Des Moines, IA – April 30, 2016

April 30 at 3:00pm – 5:00pm – NBCSN (Live)

Hoka One One Middle Distance Classic

, Pasadena, CA –May 20, 2016

May 20 at 9:00pm - USATF.TV (Live)

Nike Prefontaine Classic,

Eugene, OR – May 27-28, 2016

May 28 at 3:30pm – 5:00pm (Live)

May 28 at 5:00pm – 6:00pm (Live)

adidas Boost Boston Games

, Boston, MA - Jun 18, 2016

June 18 at 5:00pm – 6:30pm (Live)

U.S. Olympic Trials

, Eugene, OR - July 1 - July 10

July 1 at 9:00pm (Men's Shot Put & 10,000m Finals)

July 2 at 2:00pm (women's 10,000m, Long Jump & Discus Finals)

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Mid-America Region Masters Records
These two files contain the records for all events for all indoor meets held in the mid-America region (2003-2016) and all outdoor meets held in the mid-America region (1975-2015):

Colorado Association Indoor Masters Records
This file contains the records for all events for all Colorado Association Masters indoor meets (1979-2016):

Rocky Mountain Masters Games Records
The meet records for all events contended in the RMMG 1980-2015:

National Masters Records
The national governing body, USA Track and Field maintains web pages for indoor and outdoor masters national records in all track and field events:

Record-Holder Profile: Christel and Jerry Donley
Christel Donley (F80) holds the American indoor heptathlon record set at the 2015 USA Masters Indoor Combined Events Championships with a score of 5183 points. She also holds the American indoor heptathlon records for the F70 and F75 divisions....

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How to Submit a Performance for a Record or Update Existing Record Info

1. Submit your athlete's performance for consideration as a new record or a change to existing record by emailing the performance details including officially published results of a completed meet, meet director contact information (email-telephone#), meet date, event, mark, athlete's name and high school to: or

2. Submit all inquiries about posted records by email to:

For CT State Record Consideration in Track and Field:

1. The track and field performance by athlete(s) affiliated with a CIAC school must have been made in a completed meet held during the season (all meets prior to and including State Open): (a.) Run in accordance with CIAC and/or National Federation rules; (b.) Involving five or more schools; (c.) In an event limited to high school contestants who are representing their respective high schools or

2. The track...

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Track and field is a sport which includes athletic contests established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing.[1] The name is derived from the sport's typical venue: a stadium with an oval running track enclosing a grass field where the throwing and jumping events take place. Track and field is categorised under the umbrella sport of athletics, which also includes road running, cross country running, and race walking.

The foot racing events, which include sprints, middle- and long-distance events, race walking and hurdling, are won by the athlete with the fastest time. The jumping and throwing events are won by the athlete who achieves the greatest distance or height. Regular jumping events include long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault, while the most common throwing events are shot put, javelin, discus and hammer. There are also "combined events" or "multi events", such as the pentathlon consisting of five events, heptathlon consisting of seven events,...

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Sept. 19, 2016)—

For the second year in a row, Cardinal Stritch University Wolves men’s tennis duo of Raymond Weich() and Fabio Perasso() won the International Tennis Association (ITA) double regional championships. Their success on the court has honored them as Stritch Student-Athletes of the Week.

Perasso and Weich defeated their opponents 6-4 in the third set. They battled back to win after being down 1-3.

Perasso also took second place in singles play at the ITA Regional Championships.

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--Stritch Wolves--

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NEW ORLEANS – Will the New Year bring with it a new NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field men’s team champion?

That question will ultimately be answered in just over two months at NCAAs in Birmingham, Alabama, but in the meantime the preseason edition of the National Team Computer Rankings suggests that Oregon’s two-year party might be at an end.

Florida checked in at No. 1 for the second year in a row and third time in the past four years behind a well-rounded and deep corps of returners from last indoor season, followed by Texas at a program-best No. 2 and two-time reigning champ Oregon at No. 3.

No. 4 Virginia Tech and No. 5 Alabama both achieved all-time high water marks for their respective programs to round out the top five.

Scores were determined by the USTFCCCA computers using preseason event rankings that include the top marks of the recent NCAA indoor track & field seasons by returning student-athletes and the top marks of the young 2016...

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Welcome to the USATF Colorado Masters T&F Pages
Please take a look at all of our materials and return from time to time to view updated information.

Colorado Association Masters Committee
Committee Chair - Jerry Donley,

Resources for Masters Athletes
USATF Masters T & F Committee
USA Masters Track & Field Website

RESULTS - Go to the "Results" page, under the "Events & Calendar" tab

March 2016
Sep 2016

Colorado Masters Indoor Meet records, 1979-2016
USATF Mid-America Region Indoor records, 2003-2016
Rocky Mountain Senior Games records, thru 2016

USATF National Masters Outdoor Championships
Colorado athletes earned numerous medals at the national masters championship meet in Grand Rapids, MI, Jul 14-17:
Sharon Raham - Gold medals - Hammer Throw & Weight Throw; Silver - Javelin, Discus, Shot Put,...

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A native of Wilmington, DE, Mary was Northern Regional and Individual State Champion in the 1500m in 1977 before graduating from Concord H.S. At U of D from where Mary graduated in 1981, she twice competed at the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) outdoor nationals for the Blue Hens in the mile run in 1979 and 1980, placed fifth in the 1500m at the 1980 EAIAW outdoor regionals, and established school records in the indoor 880yd (2:17.9) and mile (4:51.6) runs and in the outdoor 880yd run (2:21.0) and 1500m (4:23.0). Following her career at Delaware, Mary enjoyed outstanding success as one of the world’s top distance runners. She competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials three times, gold medalist in the 3000 meters at the 1987 Pan Am Games, silver medalist in the World Cup 10,000m, member of the 1985 and 1987 gold medal World Championship U.S. Cross...

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(Featured Clinician) Spanning three different high schools and divisions, Thomas has coached MA All State Champions at 55m, 300m, 400m (x2), 4x100m (x2) and 4x200m (x2)...including the MA All State Championship Meet Record (G4x100m). He’s coached athletes to the MA D4 Championship Meet Record (B300, B4x200), MA D3 Championship Meet Record (B300, B4x200), MA D2 Championship Meet Record (G4x100, G4x200), as well as 13 MA Divisional Championships in the Relays over the past 10 seasons. Thomas has presented at some of the most prestigious coaching clinics in the US including New England, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, IYCA International Summit, MF All Star T&F Clinic, USTFCCCA National Convention & has co-taught the USTFCCCA T&F Technical...

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