Track and field is a collection of sports that includes running, jumping and throwing events. With so many different athletic events taking place in one space and the high number of athletes competing at track and field meets, it is easy for some of the most talented athletes to fly under the radar. Fans of the sport, however, know of these elite athletes who have pushed physical limits to take their sport to the next level of competition.
Some of the best female runners in the world compete for the U.S. Women’s Track and Field team. These amazing athletes have set multiple records in their events and have helped the U.S. remain a top contender on the world stage. While there is an abundance of high achieving track and field athletes across all events, the four athletes highlighted below compete as sprinters.