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'White lightning' - High school sprinter runs 100m in 9.98 seconds

'White lightning' - High school sprinter runs 100m in 9.98 seconds

01/05/2019 at 07:46Updated 01/05/2019 at 09:58

High school sprinter Matthew Boling has stunned the athletics world with a sensational time of 9.98 seconds at a regional meet in Texas.

The 18-year-old, who competes for Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston, stormed to the astonishing triumph at Texas' Region III-6A track and field event.

Oh, and he also won the long jump with an impressive mark of 25 feet and 2 inches (7.67m).

The teenager nicknamed 'White Lightning' will certainly count it as a personal best, however, and he was delighted to have posted the fastest 100m time of any American under the age of 20.

Boling, whose previous personal best was clocked at 10.22 seconds in March, has also recorded 20.58 seconds in the 200m.

He is now planning to attend the University of Georgia and qualify for the US team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Usain Bolt currently holds the world record for both the 100m and 200m with times of 9.58 seconds and 19.19 seconds respectively.

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