Matthew Boling Runs Fastest High School 100m Dash Ever at 9.98s
On Saturday April 27, 2019, Houston Strake Jesuit senior Matthew Boling clocked the fastest 100m dash (under any condition) in high school history at a blistering 9.98 seconds. Astonishingly this is Boling’s first year running the 100m in competition.
According to the Washington Post, he was the first American high school student to break the 10-second mark in six years, but his time will not be 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.
If you go back to the 2016 Olympics, Boling’s time would have placed seventh in the 100-meter final.