CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., April 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mondo's Super X Performance track, the world's top track for more than 30 years, will serve as the surface for three upcoming outdoor track and field meets being held at NCAA Division I universities.
The University of Arkansas is the site of the April 20-21 John McDonnell Invitational, which was named for the legendary Razorbacks coach who retired in 2008. The meet will take place at John McDonnell Field, one of only four track and field facilities in the U.S.—and the first one on a college campus—to receive the prestigious International Association of Athletics Federations Class I certification.
The Vanderbilt Invitational will take place at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., at the Vanderbilt Track Complex, also April 20-21.
One of the nation's oldest and most respected track and field competitions, the Drake Relays will be held at Drake Stadium on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The 103rd annual Drake Relays will take place April 26-28.
Manufactured by Mondo, the global leader in the sports flooring market, and recognized globally as one of the fastest, most durable and environmentally safest tracks available, the Super X Performance track is renowned for its shock absorption and optimal energy return. The high-performance rubber surface provides consistent performance throughout its life and minimizes the occurrence of injuries. Super X Performance was an official track of eight Olympic Games through 2004. (Mondo's newest track surface, Mondotrack, was the competition track of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and will be the competition track of the 2012 London Olympics.)
Mondo is the global leader in the track and field, indoor sport 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. An official supplier of athletic tracks 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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