Venue With Flooring Installation by Medallion Named Indoor Track Facility of the Year by ASBA

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MOORESVILLE, N.C., Dec. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JDL Fast Track, an indoor track facility with flooring surfaces installed by Medallion Athletic Products, has been named Indoor Track Facility of the Year by the American Sports Builders Association. This marks the first time that a Medallion project has received the highest honor in an ASBA award category. The facility also took top honors for Indoor Track Facility in the Distinguished Track Facilities category.

"Medallion did a phenomenal job with our sports flooring installation," said Craig Longhurst of JDL Fast Track. "The project presented numerous challenges, including laying the sports surfaces around columns in the middle of the floor, ensuring that our use of three flooring products of different thicknesses didn't create tripping hazards, and meeting a very tight deadline. They handled every obstacle we gave them without issue."

Medallion Athletics Products is a leading supplier and installer of indoor and outdoor athletic and recreational surfaces in the southeastern United States. This marks the fourth consecutive year that installations by Medallion have been honored by ASBA. Previous award winners were UNC Charlotte's Northeast Recreational Field Complex in 2011; High Point (N.C.) University's Vert Track, Soccer & Lacrosse Stadium, 2012; Spartanburg (S.C.) High School, 2010; and Mooresville (N.C.) High School, 2009.

Located in Winston-Salem, N.C., JDL Fast Track is one of the premier indoor track and field facilities in the Southeast. The privately owned venue, which opened in January 2012, already has been selected to host numerous prestigious indoor track and field championships: the Southern Conference championships in February 2013 and March 2014; the Big South Conference championship in February 2013; the North Carolina High School Athletic Association championships, also in February 2013; the 2014 NCAA Division II championships and the 2015 USA Masters Championships.

JDL Fast Track features a state-of-the-art Mondotrack surface, the competition track of the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, which is manufactured by Mondo, the global leader in the track and field, indoor sport and contract flooring markets. Three world records, four Olympic records, 64 national records, and a multitude of personal and season bests were set on Mondotrack during the 2012 London Olympic Games. The facility also boasts Mondo's sports flooring in non-competition areas of the arena: The warm-up track and runways are the company's Super X Performance surface, and the non-athletic surfaces are Mondo's Baselast. Medallion, which is the authorized dealer for Mondo sports flooring in the Carolinas, installed all of the Mondo surfaces at JDL Fast Track.

ASBA, of which Medallion is a member, is the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities. Awards are presented each year to facilities built by ASBA members that best exemplify construction excellence. The 2012 awards were presented at the ASBA Technical Meeting in Orlando, Fla., last week. A panel of ASBA members anonymously judged entries. Projects were scored individually based on considerations such as layout and design, site work, drainage, base construction, surface, amenities, innovation and overall impression. Winning entries' cumulative scores met or exceeded the standard.

About Medallion Athletic Products

Medallion Athletic Products, Inc. is a licensed general contractor and subcontractor of athletic surfaces required for virtually every type of sports venue. The company, headquartered in Mooresville, N.C., specializes in solutions for athletic facilities and surfacing with a focus on venues in the Southeastern U.S. Since its founding in 1996, Medallion has provided extensive expertise, comprehensive project management and excellence in service to individuals, high schools and colleges, parks and recreation departments and general contractors.

Medallion is the authorized dealer for Mondo sports flooring in North Carolina and South Carolina and is the exclusive partner of Shaw Sports Turf synthetic sports turf systems in the Southeast.

In addition to turf and track products, Medallion offers synthetic sports flooring for indoor and outdoor sports venues. For more information call 888-600-3412, see www.medallionathletics.com and like Medallion's Facebook page.

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Glynis Gibson
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