CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Dec. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Three facilities with surfaces made by Mondo have been honored for excellence in sports construction by the American Sports Builders Association. The facilities are Louisiana State University's Bernie Moore Track Stadium, JDL Fast Track and the Virginia G. Piper Sports and Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities.
Bernie Moore Track Stadium and JDL Fast Track were named Outdoor Track Facility of the Year and Indoor Track Facility of the Year, respectively—the highest honors in their award categories.
In addition, the LSU venue, located on the university's Baton Rouge campus, received the award for Outdoor Running Surface in the Distinguished Track Facilities category. JDL Fast Track, Winston-Salem, N.C., was named the winner for Indoor Track Facility in the same category.
Both stadiums feature state-of-the-art Mondotrack surfaces. The competition track of the 2012 London Olympic Games, Mondotrack is manufactured by Mondo, the global leader in the track and field, indoor sport and contract flooring markets. Three world records, four Olympic records, 64 national records, and a multitude of personal and season bests were set on Mondotrack during the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Mondo USA installed the Mondotrack surface at LSU; the Mondo track at JDL Fast Track was installed by Mooresville, N.C.-based Medallion Athletics Products, a general contractor that sells and installs Mondo products.
Virginia G. Piper Sports and Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities, Phoenix, was honored in the Distinguished Indoor Multi-Purpose Field House category. Mondo rubber flooring is used throughout the facility: Advance in the gymnasium; Bollo Extra on wheelchair ramps and stairs; Mondotrack for the 1/10 mile track; Natura in the foyer, common areas and trainers' area; Sportflex in the exercise equipment area; and Sport Impact in the weight room.
All the Mondo flooring at the center was installed by Robert Cohen Co. of Albuquerque, N.M., a general contractor that sells and installs Mondo products.
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. Presentation of 2012 awards was made at the ASBA Technical Meeting held in Orlando, Fla., earlier this week. A panel of ASBA members anonymously judged entries. Projects were 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 met or exceeded the standard.
Mondo is the global leader in the track and field, indoor sport and contract flooring markets, manufacturing flooring surfaces for virtually every application. More than 1,100 Mondo tracks and 800 Mondo artificial turf fields are installed worldwide. An official supplier of athletic tracks for the past 10 Olympic Games, including the 2012 London Olympics, Mondo also is the official supplier or official sponsor of more than 100 sports federations and associations.
In addition, the company manufactures luxury yachts under its Mondo Marine division.
A family-owned business since its founding in 1948, Mondo sells its products in more than 196 countries. The company's global headquarters are in Italy, and it has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. For news updates, the latest on Mondo products, events and flooring installations, visit mondoworldwide.com and like Mondotrack's Facebook page and Mondo America's Facebook page.
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