Seemingly every week, Matthew Boling does something that sets the track and field world on fire. His latest and greatest feat is a 9.98 100-meter dash at the Texas 6A Region III track and field meet:
It’s the fastest all-conditions time in high school history.
“It definitely felt good,” Boling, a senior at Strake Jesuit (Houston, Texas), told the Houston Chronicle of his record-breaking run. “My block start was pretty good, and right out of the gate I knew it was going to be fast, so I decided to turn it up a little bit and ran my best. I was really happy with the time.”
For context, Boling’s time would’ve ranked seventh in the 100-meter dash final at the 2016 Summer Olympics (albeit he did have more wind aid).
The University of Georgia commit has already established himself as one of the greatest amateur track and field athletes in the history of the sport. In addition to his 9.98 100-meter dash, he also owns PRs of 26’ 3.5″ in the Long Jump and 20.58 in the 200-meter dash.
Again, to add some context to just how absurd those figures are, Boling’s Long Jump PR would’ve been good enough for third at the 2018 NCAA D1 Championships, while his 200-meter dash PR would’ve ranked sixth. We’ll be keeping a close eye on Boling as he continues to raise the bar with each passing meet.
Photo Credit: Josh Gurnick/USATF