cross country Cross country is an athletics event but does not count as track and field. The longest standard race on a track is 10000m but the longest event in track and field is 50km walk (although the majority is done on roads).
Track and field and cross country
Cross Country running. Or track and field.
The most popular fall sports are soccer, track & field, football, and cross-country. The main fall sports are soccer, track and field, and cross-country. An uncommon fall sport is field hockey.
Cross country is long distance running done not on a track. Track and field includes many running events from sprints to long distance on a track as well as field events such as long jump, shotput throw, pole vaulting, etc.
Running, track and field, road races, 5ks?
a field event.
Track And Field
The only sport relatively close would be track, and only because they are both running sports. Cross country meets are 3.1 miles across various terrain, whereas track takes place on, well, a track and consists of various long-distance, mid-distance, sprinting, and field events. None of which exceed 2 miles in length. *As a side-note, never ask a cross country runner what event they run. It drives them crazy that their sport is constantly confused with track. There is only one event for cross country. (5k)
Track and field is only like cross country in that they both involve running. While cross country involves a long, continuous run, usually off of any track, track and field involves many events that different athletes specialize in. Not all of these events involve running, such as the discus throw. The longest run in a high school track meet is two miles, all of which occurs on a track, whereas a high school cross county meet is five kilometers, or 3.1 miles.
In track and field there is a long distance heat. In the long distance heat the runner will run over 3 miles. It is not usually as long as a cross country run.