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'White Lightning' sprinter breaks a 30-year-old national high school 100-meter dash record two weeks after going viral with the unofficial wind-aided mark of 9.98 seconds

Matthew Boling, an 18-year-old senior at Houston Strake Jesuit, ran a wind-legal time of 10.13 seconds at the Texas state high school track and field championships

  • Matthew Boling, a senior at Houston Strake Jesuit, ran a wind-legal time of 10.13 seconds at the Texas state high school track and field championships 
  • He broke the National Federation of High Schools record of 10.15, which was set in 1990 by another Texan, Henry Neal of Austin Greenville High School
  • Last month, Boling went viral by running the race in a wind-aided 9.98 seconds 
  • Boling has been called 'White Lighting' but said he's also heard 'bogeyman' 
  • Boling also won the Texas boys 6A long jump title Saturday with a distance of 25 feet, 4.5 inches. He has signed a national letter of intent to compete for Georgia
  • He hopes to make it on the U.S. Olympic team ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Matthew Boling, an 18-year-old senior at Houston Strake Jesuit, ran a wind-legal time of 10.13 seconds at the Texas state high school track and field championships

Matthew Boling, the Texas high school sprinter and viral sensation dubbed 'white lightning,' has broken a nearly 30-year-old national record in the 100-meter dash.

The 18-year-old senior at Houston Strake Jesuit ran a wind-legal time of 10.13 seconds at the Texas state high school track and field championships on Saturday.

Saturday's performance broke the National Federation of High Schools record of 10.15, which was set in 1990 by another Texan, Henry Neal of Austin Greenville High School.

On Saturday, Matthew Boling broke the National Federation of High Schools record of 10.15, which was set in 1990 by another Texan, Henry Neal of Austin Greenville High School
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Matthew Boling (in front) opened up an early lead and never looked back, recording an unofficial record of 9.98 seconds in the 100-meter dash at a regional meet in Texas
Unfortunately for Boling, it won't count as the official record because he had a 4.2 mph tailwind at his back
Matthew Boling is the Texas state champ in both the 100-meter dash and the long jump
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High school sprinter records remarkable 9.98-second 100-meter dash
Boling (center) hopes to make it on the U.S. Olympic team ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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Comment by Damien on May 24, 2019 at 1:24am

This guy can be proud of. I also did track-and-field athletics but was injured after which I couldn't fully recover. I have to take cbdfx sometimes to reduce pain after prolonged load on the knee. Only this herbal medicine can block pain well. All the same, professional sports are great risks and I wish this guy good luck!

Comment by vaughn mitchell on May 13, 2019 at 6:19pm
Saw the videos, he his fast.

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