North Carolina A&T State University again chooses Mondo to upgrade track and field venue
Track from industry leader in sport track surfaces is ideal for both training and competition
GREENSBORO, N.C. - July 8, 2020 - PRLog -- North Carolina A&T State University's BB&T Stadium (formerly Aggie Stadium) is one of the premiere track & field facilities in the country. With its Mondo Super X Performance track, it was known as being one of the fastest tracks in the southeast.
Seventeen years after first installing its first Mondo track surface, the NCAA Division I school is conducting a repeat performance, renovating the track with another Mondo surface: the company's Super X 720.
Designed and manufactured by Mondo, the industry leader in sport track innovation and expertise, Super X 720 is engineered for speed and comfort, and provides the optimal blend of energy return, safety, and durability for everything from daily training to the toughest competitions. Non-porous, antibacterial, and antimicrobial throughout, it provides the highest level of user protection.
"We are very excited about getting the new Mondo surface," said Director of Track & Field Programs at North Carolina A&T State University Duane Ross. "It has great energy return, which is important. The previous Mondo track lasted 17 years and held up extremely nicely. You couldn't have asked for a better product as far as performance and maintenance. I can only imagine how well we'll do practicing and performing on the new surface. It's going to be an exciting year."
Ideal for both training and high-level competition, Mondo track surfaces are made from rubber and vulcanized to produce a continuous, seamless piece of material that will not separate. In addition, they have a life expectancy of 15 years or more, won't compress or break down over time, can withstand heavy static and rolling loads, are easy to maintain with non-porous surfaces, and have a low total cost of ownership.
"Having a Mondo track is key for recruiting top athletes to the A&T track & field program," says Ross. "We had an excellent 2020 men's track & field recruiting class, which includes the No. 1 athlete in the country, as well as a number of other talented runners. The surface you train on is significant when recruiting athletes of this caliber, because they want to train and race on a superior surface. That's what they are getting with Mondo, which is known for being super-fast. That's what you need to break records and win titles, which is what everyone wants to do. The student-athletes are all very excited about having a Mondo track."
With its Mondo Super X Performance track, the North Carolina A&T venue has seen some exceptional athletic performances and played host to numerous national track meets.
"Training on a surface that is used for Olympic Games and world championships is always a huge plus," said Ross. "The type of track you train on is extremely important. Mondo is an exceptional track for training and competition, and Mondo tracks are known for being fast. Having the Mondo track is key for winning conference championships and getting ready for NCAA championships, as well as for being chosen to host major meets here."
Geo Surfaces, based in Mooresville, North Carolina, is installing the track.
Celebrating more than 70 years of expertise, Mondo is the global leader in the track and field, and indoor sport flooring markets. 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 also is the sole supplier of the 2021 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in athletic equipment and athletic track, and since the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, the company has been the Official Supplier for athletics tracks, as well as equipment and surfaces for other sports disciplines.
Mondo's extensive research and development result in state-of-the-
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