Nowadays, Field Day is a totally non-competitive fun day with athletic events. In no way are we to stress competition, or award ribbons based on placing in any of these events.
That is, however, until your kid takes off on the long distance race, and wins by at least 15 yards from the nearest child, and about 50 yards from the rest of the class. To wit:
In this instance, you are to just praise him for participating. Until you get home, and then it is your right and, indeed, duty, to brag to every living being about your child's physical prowess. And give him and extra bowl of ice cream for dessert.
[please note that in the photo below, the victor of the long-distance track event is smiling and posing for photos while his fellow competitors are still finishing the race!!!] Okay, I'm done being the obscenely proud mom. Thanks.