NCAA Division I university with Mondo track named "Outdoor Track Facility of the Year" by ASBA

Two other universities with Mondo tracks also recognized for excellence in sports construction
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - Dec. 10, 2019 - PRLog -- The University of Alabama at Birmingham's outdoor track and field facility was named the 2019 "Outdoor Track Facility of the Year" by the American Sports Builders Association, which annually honors  excellence in sports construction.

The NCAA Division I university's new venue features a Super X 720 track. Made by Mondo, the industry leader in sport track innovation and expertise, Super X 720 is engineered for speed and comfort. It provides the optimal blend of energy return, comfort, safety, and durability for everything from daily training to the toughest competitions.

In addition, ASBA awarded two other universities with Mondo's Super X 720 in the Running Tracks category: the University of Toronto's Varsity Stadium in Distinguished Facilities–Outdoor Running Tracks; and the University of South Carolina's indoor track & field complex in Distinguished Facility–Indoor Running Track.

The tracks at UAB and South Carolina, which also is an NCAA Division I school, were installed by Geo-Surfaces; the track at Toronto was installed by Carpell Surfaces.

ASBA, of which Mondo is a member, is the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities. Awards are presented each year to facilities built by ASBA members that best exemplify construction excellence. A panel of ASBA members anonymously judge entries. Projects are scored individually based on considerations such as layout and design, site work, drainage, base construction, surface, amenities, innovation and overall impression. Winning entries' cumulative scores meet or exceed the standard.

About Mondo

Celebrating more than 70 years of expertise, Mondo is the global leader in the track and field, and indoor sport flooring markets, manufacturing sport flooring surfaces for virtually every application. More than 1,100 of the company's tracks and millions of square feet of its high-performance athletic surfaces are installed in university and athletic training facilities, health clubs, private gyms, fitness centers, multipurpose athletic and event complexes, parks and recreation facilities, local community centers, gymnasiums, weight and cardio areas, multipurpose spaces, locker rooms, and lobbies worldwide.

Hundreds of prestigious track and field competitions have been held on Mondo track surfaces, including the past 31 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships, 25 recent USA Track and Field Indoor Championships, and numerous NCAA Division I, II, and III Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Mondo is the sole supplier of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in athletic equipment and athletic track. The company's relationship with the Olympics began in 1976 with the Montreal Games. Since the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, the company has been the Official Supplier for athletics tracks, as well as equipment and surfaces for other sports disciplines. Tokyo 2020 will be Mondo's 12th Olympic Games, demonstrating Mondo's long-standing commitment to athletics.

Mondo's extensive research and development result in state-of-the-art systems that help athletes perform their best and set records. More than 270 world records have been set on Mondo's track surfaces.

A family-owned business since its founding in 1948, Mondo sells its products in more than 196 countries through Mondo-owned manufacturing companies in Italy, Luxembourg, Spain and China. For news updates, visit (, and the Mondo press room (, and follow the company on Facebook (, Twitter (, Instagram (, and LinkedIn (

Glynis Gibson

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