Craig Longhurst, a former All-American runner at Wake Forest University, competed in plenty of nerve-wracking races during his college career, and he's facing some new nerves today when the JDL Castle Fast Track opens for business.
Longhurst is facilities manager for the state-of-the-art indoor track facility at 2505 Empire Drive in West Point Business Park, about 2 miles southwest of Interstate 40. The track will play host to its first high school meet with about 1,000 athletes from 100 high schools competing over two days. It's only the second indoor track of its kind in the state. The other is at UNC Chapel Hill.