“White Lightning” sets national 100m dash high school record

High school senior, Matthew Boiling, runs a record breaking 100 meter race.

High school senior, Matthew Boiling, runs a record breaking 100 meter race.

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Matthew Boiling, nicknamed the “White Lightning”, ran a ground-breaking 100-meter race at 9.98 seconds on April 27th of this year.

Boiling is a senior at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory school in Houston, Texas.

At the University of Texas, where the UIL state track and field championships were held, Boiling again impressed the crowd with a 10.13 100-meter race – which likewise broke the record books. Not only did Boiling run an amazing 100m, he also took 1st place in the long jump and made a comeback for his team in the 4x400m relay.

Notably, the legal limit for wind is 2.0 m/s in high school track and field, yet Boiling did have a slight “advantage”, or rather, an aid, with a 4.2 m/s tailwin. While Boiling’s time didn’t send an official national track record, it is the now the official record for the all-conditions 100 meter dash at the high school record.

While Boiling has participated in track and field for multiple years, this is his first year running in the 100m dash. The high school senior will continue to run at University of Georgia where he plans to train for the Olympics.

Click the link below to watch Boiling set the national high school record!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evC21VRKjFs

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