Track & Field is a sport comprised of various event disciplines based on running, jumping and throwing. Within BC Athletics, these events are further categorized into Sprints & Hurdles, Middle & Long Distance, Horizontal Jumps, Vertical Jumps, Throws, Combined Events and Walks. The sport of Track & Field lends its name from the main competition venue which traditionally includes within a stadium, an oval track/running surface surrounding a grass field. Track & Field has roots as far back in history as 776 BC at the Ancient Olympic Games in Olympia, Greece. BC Athletics helps to foster training and competitive opportunities for athletes 9 years old and up.