NCHSAA and JDL Fast Track extend partnership for three more years
JDL Fast Track will serve as host to indoor state track and field championships through 2016
WINSTON-SALEM –JDL Fast Track today announced that it was continuing its partnership with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) to host its indoor track and field championships.
JDL Fast Track hosted the 2013 championship meet and the new agreement will keep the meet in Winston-Salem for the next three years.
"We are excited about JDL Fast Track continuing to be a championship venue for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, because a venue of this caliber has created a wonderful experience for our student-athletes," said NCHSAA commissioner Davis Whitfield. "This is a beautiful state of the art facility that will continue to be a tremendous home for our indoor track and field championships. We look forward to a continued relationship with the facility and all those who have expressed an interest in hosting our events."
Whitfield also noted that a number of coaches from member schools had praised the facility after their teams had a chance to compete there.
“We are extremely pleased that the NCHSAA has elected to extend our relationship to host the indoor state track and field championships for three more years. We strive to provide the best possible experience for the athletes, coaches and spectators, and the fact that they have renewed for three more years says a lot about the feedback they received from their members,” said Craig Longhurst, facility director of JDL Fast Track.
The NCHSAA indoor state track and field championships is part of a growing list of high school, college, youth and masters championships coming to JDL Fast Track. In 2014, JDL Fast Track will also host the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships as well as several NCAA conference championships.
About JDL Fast Track
JDL Fast Track is quickly becoming one of the premier indoor track and field facilities in the southeast. 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 was 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 396 member schools and certifies the eligibility of well over 200,000 athletes annually.