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Women’s Track Overview

Track and field is a sporting contest where individuals compete in various events to accumulate points for their team score.  Track is one of the oldest sports in the world, having been contested in the ancient Olympic Games. 

Events have changed throughout time.  In the early years of Minnesota High School competitions, events were run using standard system, funning in yards. In the 1970’s, schools slowly began changing to the metric system.  Today, all races are run in the metric system, usually in meters. 

Field events have also changed over time.  At one time, the javelin was used in competition.  Today, it is not. 

Track was one of the events females participated in through the Girls Athletic Association.  Participants would earn points though their participation toward trophies and letters.

The first interscholastic track meets in Minneapolis were held during the 1971-1972 school year, a year or two before the passage of Title IX.

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