In track and field, there are many ways to score points. The top 6 are awarded points: 10 for first, 8 for second, 7 for third, 5 for fourth, 3 for fifth, and one for sixth. In the field events, the person who has the longest jump in the long jump (for example) will receive 10 points and the same goes for all other events. After the event is over, the points you have scored goes towards your teams overall score. At the end of the meet (when all events have finished) the scores are tallied and the team with the most points gets a win. In middle school, high school, and college as the season comes to an end, you have special meets; such as the class meet, division meet, and state meet. The class meet includes teams that are close to you, like the smaller teams in your division. The division meet is when teams from your entire division compete and in the state meet, your team may face other teams that you have never seen before. If your team places first on any of these meets, you may get a banner or trophy for your achievements. But, a school may not always have enough people that qualify for the state meet which would mean that person would compete against others for first in their race, and not overall. In the professionals, men and women travel the world to compete in track meets and set world record times. In the Olympics, it is not how many points that matters, but how many medals. The country with the most medals at the end of the Olympics is crowned champion even if they don't have the most gold. Some countries will win only a few medals but set world records in the process, which they will be remembered for, rather than how many medals they won.