Mondo tracks dominate weekend of NCAA Division I indoor track and field conference championships

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES


CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Feb. 22, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Across the country this weekend, 10 NCAA Division I conferences and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation will hold their indoor track and field conference championships, and all of the student-athletes will compete on tracks made by Mondo, the global leader in the sports flooring market.

"Mondo's tracks let athletes perform their best, so it's no wonder that facilities with our world-class tracks are chosen to host so many conference championships," Federico Stroppiana, vice president, strategic development, Mondo Group.

The Division I conferences hosting championships, event dates and competition venues, are:

  • ACC, Feb. 23-25, Boston College
  • Big Ten, Feb. 24-25, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Big 12, Feb. 24-25, Texas A&M University
  • Big South, Feb. 24-25, Virginia Tech University
  • Conference USA, Feb. 25-26, Birmingham (Ala.) Crossplex
  • Mountain West, Feb. 23-25, Albuquerque (N.M.) Convention Center
  • SEC, Feb. 24-26, University of Kentucky
  • Southern, Feb. 23-24, Birmingham (Ala.) Crossplex
  • Summit League, Feb. 24-25, Indiana University–Purdue University
  • WAC, Feb. 23-25, Idaho Center                                

The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation track and field championships, Feb. 24-25, at the University of Washington in Seattle, will feature universities from the Big West, Pacific-12 and Western Athletic conferences.

Texas A&M and the Birmingham Crossplex feature a state-of-the-art, six-lane, 200-meter Mondo hydraulic banked track system with a Mondotrack running surface. Two curved track sections can be banked for high-speed running events, allowing athletes to safely maintain their speed around the curves for optimal times. A hydraulic system raises and lowers the curved sections. When lowered, the track is flush with the surrounding surfaces for other use. Mondo makes the world's only hydraulic banked 200-meter indoor competition track system.

IUPU has a Mondo indoor track with a Mondotrack surface.

The other venues have portable Mondo indoor tracks with the company's Super X Performance surface.

About Mondo's Tracks

The surface of the 2012 London and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Mondotrack provides the optimum blend of speed, safety and comfort for both high-speed competition and training. Mondotrack converts the maximum amount of force generated by athletes' foot strikes to energy for maximum energy return, which helps athletes achieve faster times compared to running on other surfaces.

Super X Performance, the world's top running surface for more than 30 years, was the track of eight Olympic Games through 2004. Recognized worldwide as one of the fastest, most durable and environmentally safest surfaces available, the high-performance track is renowned for its shock absorption and optimal energy return. It provides consistent performance throughout its life and minimizes injury occurrence.

More than 230 world records have been set on Mondo tracks.

About Mondo

Mondo is the global leader in the sports and contract flooring markets, manufacturing rubber flooring surfaces for virtually every application. More than 1,100 Mondo tracks and 800 Mondo artificial turf fields are installed worldwide. The official supplier of the athletic track for the past nine Olympic Games and the upcoming 2012 London Olympics, Mondo also is the official supplier or official sponsor of more than 100 sports federations and associations.

The company supplies a wide variety of commercial rubber flooring and manufactures luxury yachts under its Mondo Marine division.

A family-owned business since its founding in 1948, Mondo sells its products in more than 196 countries. The company's global headquarters are in Italy, and it has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. More information about Mondo is available at mondoworldwide.com.

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Mondo and Mondotrack are registered trademarks of Mondo.



        

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