Strake Jesuit (Houston)
senior Matthew Boling actually stumbled out of the blocks. That's what makes what the Georgia-bound sprinter did over the final 90 meters all the more incredible.
Boling ran the fastest all conditions 100-meter race in high school history on Saturday, crossing the line in 9.98 seconds at the 6A-3 meet in Webster, Texas.
He was aided by a 4.2 meters/second wind, which more than doubles the legal wind-standard of 2.0 m/s. Still, breaking the magical 10-second barrier under any conditions is remarkable.
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Houston-area sprinter breaks magical 10-second barrier.
Previously, Trayvon Bromell of Gibbs (Fla.), ran 9.99 in 2013 with a 4.0-wind at his back. The national wind-legal record is 10.00 last set in 2014 by Trentavis Friday of Cherryville (N.C.).
Under wind-legal conditions, Boling's time converts to 10.16. With a good start, Boling might have obliterated that time. He'll have a chance to do so May 10-11 at the Texas state championships in Austin.
"It definitely felt good," Boling told the Houston Chronicle
. "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."
Boling came into the meet as the national leader in the 100 and 200 with wind-legal times of 10.22 and 20.58, respectively, and the long jump (26 feet, 3.5 inches).