High School 100 meter Dash New Record

Nolen Cooper, Reporter

Highschool senior Matthew Boling, set a nation record in the 100 meter dash, with a time of 10.13 seconds during Texas Class 6A state championships event.

“That’s olympic level sprinting,[but]  he is only in high school. So he has a very bright future,” freshman Raley Wells said.

Boling, who attends Strake Jesuit, made headlines when he ran 9.98 seconds in the 100 meter dash. The time was not considered a record because the wind aided the run, at 4.2 meters per second. The time was deemed legal for the event.

“That should scare anyone who has to race him in the future. Hopefully, he can stay this great for a long time,” junior Matthew Naunheim said.

Later in the day, Boling finished his track meet by running the final leg of the 1,600-meter relay and giving his school a comeback victory.

“When I looked at the race before us and saw the wind was 1.3, I was like, ‘Oh, I’m excited, after last week everyone was like, ‘Oh, the wind was illegal,’ and stuff like that. So I’m like, ‘All right, I’ll just drop a fast time today,” Boling told ESPN.

The previous record was 29 years old and held by Henry Neal, of Greenville High. Before Bolings senior year he had never run the 100 meter dash in a meet.