William Floyd High School senior Nigel Green capped off a successful senior year and track career at William Floyd by zooming past his competitors in the Federation 100 finals at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association State Championships at Union-Endicott High School in upstate Endicott, NY. Facing off against other top runners across New York State including Division I, Division II, parochial and private school student-athletes, Green posted a time of 10.8 seconds to secure the State Championship!
“Nigel set some big goals at the beginning of the season, and put in a lot of hard work to achieve them,” said Ed Noll, head coach, boys track and field. “His love for the sport has always been evident, and he has shown up day in and day out with a desire to better himself. There is no doubt in my mind that we will continue to hear about Nigel’s impressive accomplishments on the next level as he will be a strong addition to the Southern Connecticut State track program.”
As a crowning achievement for his efforts and performance on the track, Green was also one of six student-athletes to earn the “Most Outstanding Runner” for all of Suffolk County at the annual awards celebration. This is only the second time that a William Floyd student-athlete has won this award in school history (Diamonte Corley/2013). He was also the 100/200 meter County Champion and was voted to the Newsday All-Long Island team.
Green broke several William Floyd records this school year including the fastest 55m (6.52 seconds) and 200m (21.44) seconds. He also won several individual and team events throughout the year including three golds at the Westhampton Invitational (100m and 400m) and was a member of the gold-medal winning 4 x 100 team with Trevor Wilkins, Tyler Wilkins and James Taitt. Trevor Wilkins, a county champion in the triple jump, also qualified for the State Championships and finished eighth in that event.
Green is considering majoring in engineering at Southern Connecticut State, where he will begin in the fall.
Watch him win the state title below!