Track and Field Sports Oddities and Trivia

Some random facts and trivia about the sport track and field.



Not only did no one ever come out to watch the Greenwich (Conn.) High School cross-country team, but the runners weren't even invited to the school's annual fall sports rally. Three of the harriers decided to show GHS a thing or two. At their next meet, they ran without their pants. The meet was suspended.

A Houston department store offered a home jogging track in its 1977 Christmas catalog. "Just provide us with at least one-eighth mile," said the Sakowitz catalog, "and we'll provide you with a stone-asphalt-based track coated with urethane." The price: $62.500 (not including tennis shoes).

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