Record weekend: Houston’s Boling sets high school 100 meter record

2019 UIL State Track

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Houston Strake Jesuit senior Matthew Boling ran the 100-meter dash in 10.13 seconds to break the high school record in the event.

He set the record Saturday at the Texas UIL state track and field championships that was held at the University of Texas. Boling surpassed the previous mark held by Henry Neal of Greenville High since 1990 by .02 seconds.

The 18-year-old who is headed to Georgia for college became a viral sensation last month when he ran a 9.98 in the 100. That time was not a national record because it was aided by wind measuring 4.2 meters per second. The legal limit for wind in track and field is plus-2.0 meters per second.

Boling’s state championship day wasn’t done. Anchoring the 4×400 relay for his team, Boling started the last leg a full three seconds behind first-place Desoto, but was able to catch up to Desoto’s anchor runner and win the race with relative ease.

With Boling’s effort, Strake Jesuit recorded the fastest 4×400 relay time in the country. 

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