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Strake Jesuit's Boling sets national record in 100m at 10.13

Boling wins 100m & long jump Gold at State

In the highly anticipated 100 meter final at the UIL state track & field championships, Strake Jesuit sprinter Matthew Boling did not disappoint. Just weeks after running a blazing 9.98 100 meter dash in regionals (wind-aided), Boling blew past the 100 meter field in the state final to claim gold in a record-setting 10.13 seconds.

Boling became a national phenomenon after posting the 9.98 time and now sets the new state and national record for high-schoolers. The previous mark was set by Henry Neal of Greenville, Texas in 1990 when he posted a 10.15 second 100 meter dash.

It was the second gold medal performance of the day for Boling. He also claimed gold in the Long Jump competition with a jump of 25 feet, 4 1/2 inches (wind).

His incredible evening wasn't over yet, he ran the anchor leg for the Crusaders 4 x 400 relay team and they were well back of the leaders when he received the baton for the final 400. Boling turned on the speed, never let up and moved past the leader in the final 30 meters to claim gold for Strake Jesuit, his third title of the meet.

Boling, a senior at Strake Jesuit, signed a letter of intent to run track at the University of Georgia.