GREENSBORO, N.C. - Guilford College, Visit Winston-Salem and the NCAA are proud to announce the JDL Fast Track has been selected as the host site for the 2021 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships March 12-13.
Guilford College and Visit Winston-Salem will serve as co-hosts for the event, which featured over 200 teams in 2016. The news is part of a larger announcement that identified 613 sites for NCAA neutral-site championships from 2019-2022.
Opened in January of 2012, the JDL Fast Track features an eight-lane, 200-meter oval track made of Mondotrack FTX surface, the same surface used at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The venue also boasts two pole vault runways, two long/triple jump runways, one high jump apron and one throws area. Athletes, coaches and officials also enjoy a 100-meter warm-up track, office and meeting room space, a training room and hospitality suites for coaches' or conference officials' meetings. JDL Fast Track also hosted the Division III Championships in 2015 and the Division II Championships in 2014.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and host North Central College shared the 2017 Division III men's indoor track and field crown with 34 points apiece. Washington University at St. Louis took home the women's title, its first in school history.
The Quakers have not hosted a prior national track event and Johnathan Smith is Guilford's lone NCAA Championships contestant. He placed second in the in the 60-meter dash at the 2012 Indoor Track and Field Championships at Jacksons Indoor Track in Nampa, Idaho. Smith broke the school and facility record in the 60-meter dash with his qualifying time of 6.76 seconds.
While Winston-Salem hosts the 2021 Division III Indoor Track and Field championships, Guilford's hometown of Greensboro was tabbed for multiple NCAA Division III events.
- Greensboro will host the Division III men's and women's soccer semifinals and finals from 2018-2021 at the UNC Greensboro Soccer Stadium. UNCG and the Greensboro Sports Commission (GSC) will co-host the competition.
- The city is also scheduled to host the men's and women's Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 2022. The event will be held May 26-28 on Irwin Belk Track on the Aggie Stadium. North Carolina A&T State University, co-hosts the competition with the GSC.
- Guilford's Old Dominion Athletic Conference, along with the GSC, will co-host the men's and women's Division III Swimming and Diving Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in 2019 and 2020.
Guilford and the GSC will co-host the Division III Men's Golf Championships in 2018, as they did in 2011, 2015 and 2015.