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Strake Jesuit Student Breaks HS 100M Dash Record

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | April 30, 2019 | 10:58 AM EDT

Matthew Boling wins high school boys 6A 100-meter dash with a time of 9.98 seconds. (Screenshot)

Matthew Boling of Strake Jesuit broke the high school 100 meter dash record in the 6A Boys 100-meter dash, breaking the 10 second barrier and posting a 9.98.

According to ESPN on Facebook, the swift-footed feat is the “fastest in high school HISTORY.”

Texan Live’s Facebook post also says Boling’s performance was “[t]he fastest 100m dash in high school HISTORY: 9.98 seconds.”

Boling was also “the first high school runner to beat the 10-second mark since Trayvon Bromell finished in 9.99 – also with wind aid – in 2013, according to MileSplit,” reported USA Today.

The national record “without wind aid is 10.00 seconds,” and was last run by Trentavis Friday in 2014, according to USA Today.

How does Boling compare to the world record holder?

According to Runner’s World, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt holds the 100-meter world record at “9.58 seconds (actually, 9.572, but the rules require rounding up).”

A video clip of Bolt's record-setting race can be watched here.

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