For the first time in 20 years, William Floyd High School’s boys spring track team captured the league championship.
Led by a record-breaking 4X400 relay team, the Colonials went undefeated, recording dual meet wins over each of the other six schools in League I. William Floyd won five of its six meets by more than 20 points.
Longwood, which finished second at 5-1, lost 76-65 to William Floyd.
“I can say that the team this year is composed of the most talented runners I have ever coached,” Coach Ed Noll said. “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.”
The 4×400 relay unit — comprised of Krishmar Powell, Matthew Mullen, Santos Montenegro and Eddy Vu — broke a 47-year old school record at the Westhampton Beach Invitational with a time of 3:28.30. Krishmar ran the first leg of the relay, followed by Matt, Santos and Eddy.
Each of the four ran a personal-best time in the race.
“It was an amazing feeling to see all of their hard work pay off,” Noll said. “There is something special when a relay accomplishes their goal because all four guys are running even harder for each other.”
Photo above: Pictured from left to right are Krishmar Powell, Eddy Vu, Matthew Mullen and Santos Montenegro. The quartet this spring broke a 47-year old school record in the 4×400.