updated 3/9/2011 12:16:28 PM ET 2011-03-09T17:16:28

SHERBROOKE, Quebec, March 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The finishing touches are just about in place as Quebec's University of Sherbrooke prepares to welcome Canada's top collegiate athletes to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Track and Field Championships. Athletes will compete in 18 men's events and 17 women's events during the March 10-12 competition, which is sponsored by Mondo, and the competition will take place on a Mondo Super X track, the world's top track for more than 30 years.

"Many of our athletes and coaches only know Mondo and they love it," said Christian Gagnon, sport director at the University of Sherbrooke. "We have Mondo throughout our facilities. It is the best track surface and it's really fast. We expect strong performances at this weekend's meet."

Competitors from 24 universities across Canada will take their marks on the six-lane, 200-meter Super X Performance track (with an eight-lane straightaway for the 60-meter sprint) that was installed seven years ago at the University of Sherbrooke's indoor stadium.

Mondo Super X has been installed at more than 1,100 venues globally. Recognized around the world as one of the fastest, most durable and environmentally safest tracks available, it has been used in the eight Olympic Games prior to Beijing. ( Mondo 's newest track surface, Mondotrack, was the official track of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and will be the track of the 2012 London Olympics.)

Super X was developed to maintain its initial physical properties throughout its life, so it provides consistent performance. The vulcanized natural rubber surface provides maximum elasticity and unparalleled durability, and its embossed, textured finish makes it extremely easy to maintain with no resurfacing required. This high-performance track is renowned for its shock absorption and optimal energy return, and its ideal blend of speed and comfort minimizes the occurrence of injuries.

About University of Sherbrooke

Established in 1954 and located in Quebec, Canada, the University of Sherbrooke is a French-language university that offers 46 undergraduate, 48 master's and 27 doctoral programs. Home to 37,000 students, the national track and field powerhouse Green and Gold has previously organized CIS Championships in 1984, 1989, 2000 and 2001.

About Mondo

Mondo is the global leader in the sports 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. The official supplier of the athletic track for the past nine Olympic Games and the upcoming 2012 London Olympics, Mondo also is the official supplier or official sponsor of more than 100 sports federations and associations.

The company supplies a wide variety of commercial flooring, and it is the world's largest producer of sports and toy balls with an average daily production of 450,000 units. In addition, it manufactures large 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. More information about Mondo is available at www.mondoworldwide.com .

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Mondo is a registered trademark of Mondo.

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