Originally Posted by Katherine Derbyshire
Because those are established Track&Field events, which would allow comparisons with specialists in those events.
The same could be said about other Crossfit movements. Rowing, C&J, Snatches, Powerlifting movements, etc.
I think HQ excluded shotputs/javelins because those who might not know how to throw it pose a danger to themselves and everyone else on the field (stray javelin, anyone?)