Track and field has been a sport that has been around for many years and it has changed a lot throughout Lowry’s history. Just like technology, we have always been looking at ways we can improve safety and performance which applies to sports as well.
Back in the 1960s, track athletes would wear comfortable clothes such as sweats and t-shirts. Their sweatpants were really loose and they wouldn’t compete in shorts like nowadays, they wore sweats and a hoodie that had the Lowry track logo in the center. Runners would run in running shoes, not like today where most athletes wear spikes to help them improve their performance. Pole vault was also just being added so it wasn’t a thing back in the day. The track that we know of today wasn’t actually built at the time so people were running on dirt.