The return of the USATF Masters Indoor Championships puts local figures back into competition

The USA Track & Field Masters Indoor Championships return to Winston-Salem for the second time this decade, starting Friday and running through Sunday. The meet will take place at JDL Fast Track, which first held the event in 2015.

The Masters encompasses athletes from ages 30 to 95. The three-day event will feature 1,026 athletes, a total that includes 22 USATF Hall of Famers, 24 world-record holders and 130 North Carolinians.

Among those people will be Noel Ruebel and David Shannon. Ruebel is the track and field coach at Forsyth Country Day School, and Shannon is the owner of JDL Fast Track. Ruebel, 62, is signed up for five events, including the indoor pentathlon. And Shannon, 61, will make an appearance in the 200- and 400-meter dashes.

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