Collegiate athletes at the 2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminary Championship meet today through Saturday will compete on a surface made by Mondo, the global leader in the track and field, indoor sport and contract flooring markets.
The competition will take place at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. This venue features a nine-lane, 400-meter Mondotrack surface with 48-inch lanes—the width specified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and required for international meets. In addition to the track, all the runways—including two for javelin, two for long jump and triple jump, and two for pole vault—have the Mondotrack surface. The track also has full markings for all NCAA and IAAF events, and directional events can be run in either direction on either straight. Hodges Stadium is a certified Class II facility by the IAAF.
Hodges Stadium also will host the USATF Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships July 23 – 26. Earlier this month, the facility served as the venue for the Atlantic Sun Outdoor Track & Field Championship as well as the Florida High School Track and Field State Championships.
The competition surface of the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics, Mondotrack builds on the success of the company's renowned Super X Performance. Designed for superior athletic performance, Mondotrack provides optimal traction and a greater contact area than other tracks. It 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.
Mondo has served as the competition surface of the Olympics Games since 1992, and more than 250 world records have been set on tracks made by Mondo.
Mondo is the global leader in the track and field, indoor sport and contract flooring markets, manufacturing flooring surfaces for virtually every application. More than 1,100 Mondo tracks and millions of square feet of the company's high-performance athletic surfaces are installed worldwide.
An official supplier of athletic tracks for the past 10 Olympic Games, Mondo also is the official supplier or sponsor of more than 100 sports federations and associations.
A family-owned business since its founding in 1948, the company sells its products in more than 196 countries through Mondo-owned manufacturing companies in Italy, Luxembourg, Spain and China. For news updates, visit mondoworldwide.com and like Mondo America's Facebook page.
Mondo is a registered trademark of Mondo.
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