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Merv Smith Track Complex &
Raydell Barkley Throwing Area
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.
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:
Merv Smith Cuts Ribbon at the Dedication Ceremony
Shot Put Throw
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