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28 Jun 2012

U.S. Paralympics Team Trials

Mondo is the surface for the competition to make the U.S. Paralympic team

Paralympic track and field athletes from the U.S. who hope to compete in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London will first have to make it through the Paralympic Team Trials at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (Indianapolis, Indiana) June 29-July 1. Those who qualify for the U.S. Paralympic team at IUPUI will compete at the Paralympic Games in London, Aug. 29-Sept. 9, on another Mondo surface: Mondotrack.

Located on the Indiana University campus of IUPUI and celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium features a Super X Performance track. The venue’s long jump and triple jump running lanes also are Super X Performance surfaces.

The IUPUI stadium has hosted numerous prestigious track and field events, including the 2006 and 2007 USA Track & Field Championships. It also hosted the 1988 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, where Olympian Carl Lewis recorded a record-breaking performance in the men’s long jump and fellow Olympian Florence Griffith Joyner set a record in the women’s 100 meters.