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Kansas State chooses Mondo Super X 720 banked track for new track and field venue

By: PRLog

K-State praises Mondo surface as ideal for both competition and training, and a great benefit to their program

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - May 8, 2023 - PRLog -- Kansas State University has chosen Mondo as the track for its new Indoor Track and Field Complex.

The new 200-meter, 6-lane oval, permanent banked track at K-State will feature Mondo's Super X 720 surface, which provides the optimal blend of energy return, comfort, safety and durability for everything from daily training to the toughest competitions.

An 8-lane sprint straightaway, a pole vault lane, two long jump/triple jump lanes, throw areas, a four-lane warm-up straightaway and some non-competition areas around the track also will be Mondo's Super X 720 surface. The competition surfaces, as well as the warm-up lanes, will be in a shade of purple Mondo custom created for the NCAA Division I university.

"Our new Indoor Track and Field Complex will be one of the top training and competition facilities in the country, and a big part of that will be the installation of the state-of-art Mondo surface," said Gene Taylor, athletic director at K-State. "Our athletes will train and compete on the same type of track that was used at the latest Olympic games, and providing a world-class surface will greatly benefit our program."

Cliff Rovelto, legendary track coach and director of Track & Field and Cross Country at K-State, said they are looking forward to getting their new Mondo banked track, and that their athletes will appreciate that they can train safely at a high level on a quality surface.

"With Mondo, you can have a track that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but wears well, lets you perform at a high level for competitions and is great for training," said Rovelto. "Being able to train safely and comfortably as much as our athletes train is very important to us, as well as to our athletes, and having a quality banked track in a quality facility will be appealing to prospective student-athletes. Plus, because of how they are made, Mondo tracks have a consistent surface throughout."

The new Indoor Track and Field Complex recently served as the Wildcat's indoor football practice facility. Renovations are underway to turn the building into the indoor track complex and are scheduled to be complete in late 2023 for the start of the indoor track season. Kiefer USA is heading the team that will perform the track installation.

About Mondo Track Surfaces

Designed and manufactured by the industry leader in sport track innovation and expertise, Mondo track surfaces are ideal for both training and high-level competition. Made from rubber and vulcanized to produce a continuous, seamless piece of material that will not separate, Mondo track surfaces have a life expectancy of 15 years or more, won't compress or break down over time, are easy to maintain, and have a low total cost of ownership.

Other benefits include that they are:

  • Durable — capable of withstanding heavy static and rolling loads.
  • Hygienic — bacteria resistant throughout.
  • Uniform — guaranteed thickness and consistency of technical characteristics over the entire track surface.
  • Environmentally friendly — 100% recyclable and GREENGUARD Gold Certified.

About K-State Track and Field

K-State has established itself as an elite track and field program at the national level under head coach Cliff Rovelto. With his guidance, the Wildcats have earned 40 individual/relay NCAA Championships, while also winning Big 12 women's outdoor team championships in 2001, 2002, 2017 and 2018.

As one of the leading high-jump coaches in the country, Rovelto has coached individuals to nine NCAA high-jump titles in 15 years, including multiple championships for Scott Sellers, Erik Kynard, Jr., and most recently, Tejaswin Shankar in 2018 and 2022.

About Kiefer USA

Kiefer USA, a Diverzify company and the industry leader in the supply and installation of quality athletic surfaces, offers a complete range of products for the educational and municipal marketplace, including fieldhouse, track and field, artificial turf, gymnasium, weight room, health club and locker room applications. For more information, visit or call 800-322-5448, and follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or Facebook (

About Mondo

Mondo ( is the global leader in the track and field ( and indoor sport flooring market, with more than 1,100 of the company's track surfaces installed worldwide. Hundreds of prestigious track and field competitions have been held on Mondo track surfaces around the world and in the U.S., including numerous NCAA Division I, II and III, junior college and USATF championships, and 320 world records have been set on Mondo's track surfaces.

A family-owned business since its founding in 1948, Mondo sells its environmentally sustainable flooring 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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