APRIL 29, 2019
HOUSTON, TEXAS – Those who look forward to the Olympics every four years had better start getting used to the name Matthew Boling, because the high school runner has future gold medalist written all over him.
Boling, a senior at Strake Jesuit high school in Houston, ran the fastest time ever on Saturday for a high school 100-meter sprint in all conditions with a time of 9.98 seconds. He blew the field away, which is something he has grown accustomed to doing.
— Matthew Boling (@matthew_boling1) April 28, 2019
The previous high school record for a 100-meter sprint in any conditions was 9.9 seconds, set by Trayvon Bromell in 2013. The wind conditions were about the same during Boling’s run on Saturday as they were during Bromell’s. Since Boling’s time was wind-aided, it will only count as a record for any conditions and not as an official world record. The national record for a 100-meter sprint without wind aid is 10.00 seconds.
Official world record or not, Boling is lightning fast. He could quickly become a household name at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.