FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Randal Tyson Track Center has been named the fastest indoor track in the world by the Open Athletics Circuit for the 2015-16 competition season.
Originally built by Mondo for the World Championships in Toronto, Canada the Tyson track first became available for Arkansas athletic use in 2000. Since the opening of the center, Arkansas has hosted seven SEC Championships and 13 NCAA Championships at the facility.
Known for its sharp incline, the 200-meter track has been home to several NCAA, American and World records including the current men’s 400-meter record of 44.57 ran by Kerron Clement in March 2005. Five out of the 10 best indoor 200-meter dash performances were also secured on the surface.
Resurfaced in 2011, the red and gray Mondo features a 60-degree bank and 60-meter straightaway. The site of the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships, Tyson will reprise its role as a postseason event site set to host the 2016 SEC Indoor Championships on Friday, Feb. 26-27.
In addition to the conference meet, Arkansas will host four meets in the upcoming season including the Arkansas Invitational (Jan. 15), Razorback Invitational (Jan. 29-30), Tyson Invitational (Feb. 12-13) and Arkansas Qualifier (Feb. 19).
Season tickets for all seven home meets (three outdoor) and all-season passes for the 2016 SEC Indoor Championships are available online, contacting the Razorback Athletics Ticket Center at 800-982-HOGS, or visiting in person. The Ticket Center is located just east of Baum Stadium at 1295 S. Razorback Road in Fayetteville. An official Pepsi Track Capital of the World T-shirt is included with each purchase.
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