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JDL Fast Track chosen as site of 2013 NCHSAA indoor track and field championships
May 7, 2012North Carolina
WINSTON-SALEM -- JDL Fast Track today announced a partnership with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) to host its 2013 indoor track and field championships. The meet is scheduled for February 9, 2013.
"We are excited about JDL Fast Track becoming a championship venue for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, because a venue of this caliber will create a wonderful experience for our student-athletes," said NCHSAA commissioner Davis Whitfield. "This is a beautiful state of the art facility that should be a tremendous home for our indoor track and field championships. We look forward to a long and very positive relationship with the facility and all those who have expressed an interest in hosting our event."
“The North Carolina indoor state high school meet was one of our early targets when we initially started discussing the project to build an indoor track. To realize that goal of bringing the indoor state meet to Winston-Salem after only one year is a tremendous milestone for us,” said David Shannon, owner of JDL Fast Track.
The NCHSAA state indoor meet is the second championship meet to move their event to JDL Fast Track, on the heels of NCAA Division 1 Southern Conference’s decision to do so for 2013 and 2014.
About JDL Fast Track
JDL Fast Track, one of the premier indoor track and field facilities in the southeast, is the brainchild of two former Wake Forest University runners and current real estate developers, David Shannon and Craig Longhurst, who identified and fulfilled a need for an area indoor track facility for use by colleges, high schools, local track clubs and youth track organizations.
The privately owned, dedicated indoor track and field facility, which opened in January 2012, houses a 200-meter oval track with a Mondotrack FTX surface—the same surface that will be used at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Field event areas include two pole vault runways, two long/triple jump runways, one high jump apron and one throws area. The facility also includes a 100-meter warm-up track, office and meeting-room space, a training room, and hospitality suites for coaches’ or conference officials’ meetings at large events.
About The NCHSAA
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association, Inc., was founded in 1913. The Association is a voluntary, non-profit corporation which administers the state’s interscholastic athletic program. The first state championships were held in 1913 in football and track. Today, the Association has 390 member schools and certifies the eligibility of well over 200,000 athletes annually.