Sacramento State, once the national epicenter for the sport of track and field, is reestablishing itself as a go-to venue for track and field championships by installing a new state-of-the-art track: Mondo‘s new Super X 720 track. The university will be among the first in the world with the innovative new surface, which is manufactured by the contract flooring company.
The new eight-lane, 400-meter competition track in Sacramento State’s 21,195-seat Hornet Stadium is replacing a Mondo Super X Performance track that was installed in 1998. A two-lane, 400-meter warm up track and all runways also will have the Super X 720 surface.
“I’ve seen the beating that our Super X Performance track has taken since it was installed 15 years ago, and it has held up extremely well. It’s been proven to be exceptionally durable,” said Kathleen Raske, director of track & field and cross country, Sacramento State Athletics.
With the selection of the new Mondo Super X 720 track to replace the previous track, Sacramento State already has won the right to host two prestigious track and field meets: the 2014 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and the 2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor West Regional Championships.
The Super X 720 surfaces will be installed by Staples Construction Co., Inc., Ventura, Calif., while Robert Cohen Co. of Albuquerque, N.M., will serve as subcontractor. Installation will begin in April and is scheduled for completion by the end of May.