Dedicated in 1976 and named in honor of the former EKU track and field and football coach, Tom Samuels Track has been the training base for many All-Americans and Olympians over the years. This summer the 9 lane, 400 meter Tom Samuels Track got a facelift! A new Mondo Super X 720 track surface was installed and recently completed this month. This state-of-the-art surface is featured throughout the facility, including the high jump, javelin and steeplechase water jump areas, and the pole vault, long jump and triple jump runways. Mondo’s Super X track has been used in 8 Olympic Games.
“This new surface will greatly enhance the experience and the performance of our student-athletes. It also provides a tremendous benefit to the university as a whole.”
Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach
Eastern Kentucky University