track team

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A group of individuals affiliated with an institution, often a school, that competes in athletic events that involve running, jumping, and throwing. In addition to track events that are held on a designated field and on a paved track with lanes, there are separate teams and events that compete in cross-country track, in which the runners run on natural terrain.

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"The Chilocco Indian School Oklahoma Track team from 1910" by National Archives and Records Administration is in the Public Domain.

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