With a history that dates back to the time of the ancient Greeks, track and field demands a wide range of abilities and workouts from those who compete - including the high jump, shot put, hurdles, distance races, and sprint races. Today track and field ranks only slightly behind basketball and soccer in its popularity among female athletes. ""Winning Track and Field for Girls, Second Edition"" explains the basics of the sport, the rules, and how to train safely for track and field events. Specific exercises, techniques, and workouts are included, as well as the history of track and field, nutrition, and fitness training. New full-color photographs and diagrams have been added, and new drills, new exercises, and current information on the rules of track and field events round out this informative, updated guide to help female athletes go the distance. Chapters of this title include: History; Sprints; Hurdles; Middle-Distance and Long-Distance Races; Relays; Jumping Events; Throwing Events; Heptathion, Cross-Country Marathon, and Triathion; Mental Preparation and Nutrition; and, Stretches and Weight Lifting.