Mondo Super X Performance surface of choice for American campuses

The world’s top track for more than 30 years, once again will serve as the surface for two NCAA Division I outdoor track & field invitational meets


Mondo’s Super X Performance track, the world’s top track for more than 30 years, once again will serve as the surface for two NCAA Division I outdoor track & field invitational meets. Both meets are April 20-21.

John McDonnell Field at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, is the site of the John McDonnell Invitational, named for the legendary Razorback coach who retired in 2008. Arkansas’ track and field facility is one of only four in the U.S., and the first one on a college campus, to receive the prestigious International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Class I certification. In a previous statement, Chris Bucknam, Arkansas track and field head coach, said, “Having Mondo as our track provides our university a chance to bid on meets at every level of competition, and our student-athletes love to train on it every day. It is an incredibly fast surface.”

The Vanderbilt Invitational will take place at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee on the Vanderbilt Track Complex. Clark Humphreys, the university’s women’s track and field assistant coach, said, “The Mondo Super X Performance surface is tremendously fast. Training on it is extremely beneficial, because if you want to run fast in competition, you have to train fast in practice. With Mondo, the athletes are able to do that.”