Eddie Noll, class of ‘97, named League 1 Coach of the Year, by the Suffolk County Track and Field Coaches Association
The William Floyd Boys Track team had their most successful season in 20 years, with numerous accolades received by both the athletes and coaches. They were successful in winning the league 1 championship and fell short of the county title by one point in the overall team standings. They had 12 all-league runners, with 6 of them receiving all-county distinction, and 1 runner being named to the all-long island team. Head coach Ed Noll was named League 1 coach of the year, by the Suffolk County Track and Field Coaches Association for the success of the season.
The William Floyd Colonials boys’ spring track team made history recently when they broke a 47-year old record in the 4×400 relay at the Westhampton Beach Invitational and captured the league championship in League I, the first for William Floyd in 20 years. Under the leadership of head coach Ed Noll, Colonial runners Krishmar Powell, Matthew Mullen, Santos Montenegro and Eddy Vu finished the record-breaking 4×400 relay race with a time of 3:28.30, breaking the mark of 3:29, dating back to 1974 and previously held by the quartet of Gibson, Henry, Rudeck and Vandervoort.
“I can say that the team this year is composed of the most talented runners I have ever coached,” said Coach Noll. “We have a lot of depth for every event, which make our practices very competitive, and the athletes work hard to make each other better every day.”
Coach Noll and his student-athletes realized early on in the season just how talented they were, particularly in the 4×400, and that if they put in 100 percent at every practice it could lead to something special. “This made many of our runners work very hard to be one of the four members of the relay team,” Coach Noll added.
The record-setting relay started with Krishmar Powell leading off, followed by Matt Mullen, to Santos Montenegro and Eddy Vu as the anchor. All four Colonials ran a personal-best time in the race. “It was an amazing feeling to see all of their hard work pay off. There is something special when a relay accomplishes their goal because all four guys are running even harder for each other,” Coach Noll said.