Breaking: “White Lightning” Teen Runs 100m Dash, Fast Enough to Place in Olympics Finals

A Texas high school senior just ran the 100-meter dash in 9.98 seconds, a speed that is considered fast enough to place him in the finals at the Olympics if he were actually competing there.

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They Call Him ‘White Lightning’

Matthew Boling, whose speed has earned him the nickname of “White Lightning,” broke the record at his high school, Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston. Many are now wondering if he is also the fastest high school sprinter in the country.

Last month, Boling ran the 100-meter dash in 10.22 seconds, but now has broken that record by clocking a 9.98.

This fall, Boling will attend and run for the University of Georgia. From there, the 18-year-old has his sights set on the Olympics.