Watch This UGA Signee Run The Fastest 100-Meter Dash Time In High School History

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Remember the name Matthew Boling, because we’ll undoubtedly be watching him run at the Olympic level, maybe as early as next summer in Tokyo.

Boling, a senior at Strake Jesuit high school in Houston and a University of Georgia track & field signee, clocked in with the fastest 100-meter time under “all conditions” in high school history on Saturday. At 9.98 seconds, Boling became just the second sub-10 ever by a high school sprinter. The unfortunate thing about the record-setting sprint is that Boling was aided by a wind reading of 4.2 meters/second, which would make the attempt outside legal requirements, hence the “all conditions” qualifier. 

Four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon weighed in on the stipulation:

Check out Boling blow away the competition below:

For perspective, the previous record for a 100-meter sprint in any conditions was 9.9 seconds, set by Trayvon Bromell in 2013, in comparable wind conditions of plus-4.0. Bromwell finished 8th in the 100-meter dash at the 2016 Rio Olympics, with a time of 10.06.

Here’s another angle:

Boling’s season consisted of the following 100-meter times: 10.28, 10.22, 10.21, 10.20, 10.43, 10.11, 10.39, 9.98.

UGA football needs to get this dude off the track and on kick return immediately.

Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.

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