College track & field – Fun Facts

Track & Field in the United States - 9 September 2020

Did you know that…

  • athletics in the United States is called track & field?
  • 417 of the 558 American athletes at the Rio Olympics are (former) college student athletes?
  • the NCAA organizes 21 official track & field events? At 17 of the 21 events, scores are better than the Dutch National Records that have been achieved.
  • Churandy Martina, one of the most successful Dutch athletes, was also a student-athlete in America? He was combining athletics and study at the University of Texas, El Paso.
  • The American College track & field competition the largest and strongest is in the world?

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