Another week, another highlight video from Matthew Boling.
The UGA track signee set the national high school record for the 100 meters with a time of 10.13 seconds at the Texas state championship track meet this weekend.
If that sounds confusing, it’s understandable. Two weeks ago, Boling made national headlines by running the fastest “all conditions” 100 ever recorded by a high schooler across the country with a time of 9.98 seconds.
However, the 9.98 was wind-aided, which meant that it did officially count for the record books. On Saturday, Boling’s 10.13 was “wind legal” at 1.3 mph, per the Houston Chronicle’s Adam Coleman.
“Honestly, when I looked at the race before us and saw that the wind was 1.3, I was like ‘Oh, I’m excited,'” Boling told the website. “Because after last week, everyone was like ‘Oh, the wind wasn’t legal’ and stuff like that. So I was like ‘All right, I’ll just drop a fast time today.'”
Boling broke the 29-year-old record set by Henry Neal in the 100 at 10.15 seconds.
Matthew Boling goes a wind-legal 10.13 (+1.3) in the Class 6A final, the fastest legal time of his career pic.twitter.com/Rx5opGrGw9
— MileSplit US (@milesplit) May 12, 2019
What’s crazy is that the record-breaking time wasn’t even Boling’s most impressive accomplishment at this weekend’s state track meet. As the anchor of the 4×400 relay, Boling walked down his opponent (see video below) to lead his team to a state championship in that event. Boling also won the state title in the long jump.
Even though Boling has yet to enroll at UGA, he has become a media sensation because of his jaw-dropping videos. Boling was profiled in Deadspin on Sunday, and has also been written about by ESPN, Sports Illustrated and even the BBC.
Boling is considered a “generational talent” who will be an immediate Olympic hopeful for the Bulldogs. The Houston resident signed with UGA earlier this year.