The College of Technology proudly congratulates senior sprinter Errol Nolan for capturing the gold medal in the men's 400-meter dash at the NCAA Division I Men's Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, March 9 with a time of 45.75. A Rosenberg native with Jamaican roots, he qualified for the country's 4 x 400 meter relay team in 2012. A senior at UH, Nolan is a senior majoring in Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS).
"Going into the race, I just wanted to execute," Nolan said. "As soon as a saw the runner bob their head, that was motivation for me, and I went and got him. During Indoor anyone can win a race, but you just have to run your race."
Nolan broke the school record in the preliminary round to win his heat with a time of 45.72. He is the 18th indoor national champion for Houston and the first in the men's 400m. This title is the first for the Cougars since Jenny Adams won the women's long jump in 2001.
Nolan has had an extraordinary season, finishing first in the men's 200m and 400m at the Conference USA Indoor Championships for the third straight year. The men's 4x400 relay team comprised of Nolan, Garrett Hughey, Kelvin Furlough, and Eric Futch placed 10th after clocking in at 3:08.18.