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                        Merv Smith Track Complex &

                       Raydell Barkley Throwing Area

Delta College's Merv Smith Track Complex

In 2008 Mondo USA upgraded Delta’s Mondo X Super track to the New Mondo SX track system. The same track system that would debut that summer in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.  San Joaquin Delta College was the first College in California to have such an advanced training and competition track. While being easy to maintain and aesthetically pleasing, the new Merv Smith Track Complex also improves athletic performance while safeguarding the athlete. With an estimated 15-20 year life span, the Mondo SX track system will benefit Delta’s athletes for years to come.

Features:

  • All weather track surface
  • 9 lanes

 

On March 5, 2009, the dedication of Delta's new track was held in honor of long time Cross Country and Track & Field Coach Merv Smith. 

Merv Smith attended Modesto High School where he lettered in basketball, football and his specialty track.  He then attended Modesto Junior College where he lettered in football and track.  Merv transferred to San Jose State University and was coached under Bud Winters for three years.

Merv was the Head Track Coach at Yuba College two years prior to becoming Head Track & Field Coach at San Joaquin Delta College spanning 27 years.

Merv established running camps, featuring famous coaches, such as Art Lydiard.  He was a consultant for the St. Thomas Olympic Track Team. His wins included:

  • 7 Cross Country League Championships
  • 4 Northern California Cross Country Championships
  • 3 Northern California Track Championships
  • 15 State Individuals
  • 1 Junior International Champion in the Steeple Chase

 

                             Merv Smith Cuts Ribbon at the Dedication Ceremony

                  Merv Smith cuts the ribbon at the

               

               

                                                         Discus Throw

              


                                                       Hammer Throw

             

                                                        Shot Put Throw

              

                                                           Javelin Throw

             

                                                  
                                                                 Campus Map
                                                                    The Zone
                                                        Weight/Conditioning Room

 

 

 

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5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, California 95207
(209) 954-5151

 

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