Matthew Boling is not human. The 18-year-old sprinter from Strake Jesuit in Houston, Texas blew away the competition at the Class 6A Region III track and field meet over the weekend. Boling competed in the 100-meter dash and set an all-time high school record with a blistering time of 9.98 seconds.
It is the fastest “all conditions” time ever recorded in high school history, but will not count officially towards the national record because of 4.2 mph wind assistance.
Boling also jumped 25 feet, 2 inches to win the long jump earlier in the day, while running the anchor leg of the 1,600-meter relay which earned first place, and was a part of the 400-meter relay team which, you guessed it, picked up first.
Thanks to all of his success, Strake Jesuit claimed its second consecutive title.
Check out Boling’s record-setting run below:
The fastest 100m dash in high school HISTORY: 9.98 seconds 😳💨
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 30, 2019
“It definitely felt good,” Boling said, via the Houston Chronicle. “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.”
It will be interesting to see what is next for the senior track-and-field phenom, but it isn’t hard to imagine Boling attempting to be part of the United States Olympic track team in the foreseeable future.