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High School Sprinter Breaks 10 Seconds in 100 Meters.

Sets record for fastest high school sprint in all conditions.


A Texas track star has run the fastest 100 meter sprint in high school history.

Matthew Bolling, from Strake Jesuit High School in Houston, ran the 100m in 9.98 seconds. According to the Houston Chronicle, the 4.2 mph wind prevents it from counting officially as a national record, but it's the fastest open 100 time in all conditions in high school history.

Boling tweeted out the video of his sprint, where it has gotten more then 2,200 retweets and 12,000 likes.

"It definitely felt good," Boling told the 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."

Boling also won the long jump with a 25 foot, 2 inch leap, and anchored his team in winning efforts in the 400 meter and 1,600 meter relays.

Boling, whose nickname is "White Lightning," will run Track & Field at the University of Georgia next year, and has set his goal as running in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. He certainly seems likely to get there--a sub-10 second time in the 100m could compete in an Olympic final.

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