There’s a new king of speed in America
On May 11, 2019, Houston, Texas Strake Jesuit’s Matthew Boling recorded the fastest legitimate 100-meter time in high school history, when he hit the finish line in a stunning 10.13 seconds.
Oh, but it doesn’t stop there.
Earlier in April, the phenom from Houston also recorded the fastest American 100 meter in history when he burned a 9.98 at the Texas Region 6A-3 track meet. Unfortunately, the time didn’t count as a record because it was slightly wind-aided (4.42 mph). But still — daaamn!
The 6’2″, 171 lbs. senior can also deliver brilliantly in the 200, 400 and long jump, recording official best high school times and distances of 20.31; 46.15 and 26′ 3 1/2″, respectively.
Boiling signed a scholarship to attend the University of Georgia, where he is likely to make considerable noise in the immediate future. It will be interesting to see if this kid can make it to the Olympic Trials this summer. Maybe he could even earn a berth on the team. Now, that would be something.
Look out, Usain Bolt.
Another remarkable American high school record
On May 5, 2018, Armand Duplantis broke the boys pole vault record by over a foot, setting the new American standard at 19′ 5 1/2″. The amazing vault also established a new Junior World record in the event.
Duplantis is an American-born Swedish pole vaulter who holds dual citizenship and attended Louisiana’s Lafayette High School. He is currently a sophomore at LSU. As a Tiger freshman, Duplantis won the NCAA Indoor Championships in the pole vault and finished second in the event at the Outdoor Championships. So, he is definitely in the mix to make it to Tokyo. But will he go as an American or Swede?
Last updated on January 26, 2020.
|100: MATTHEW BOLING, Houston Strake Jesuit, TX (2019)—10.13.||100: MARION JONES, Thousand Oaks, CA—11.14 (1992).|
200: ROY MARTIN, Dallas Roosevelt, TX—20.13 (1985).
|200: ALLYSON FELIX, Los Angeles Baptist, CA—22.52 (2003).|
400: ALDRICH BAILEY, Mansfield Timberview, TX—45.19 (2012); MICHAEL NORMAN, Vista Murrieta, Murrieta, CA–45.19 (2015).
|400: MONIQUE HENDERSON, San Diego Samuel F.B. Morse, CA—50.74 (2000). Shattered previous record by 2 seconds.|
|Distance Runs||Distance Runs|
|800: MICHAEL GRANVILLE, Bell Gardens, CA—1:46.45 (1996).||800: AMY WEISSENBACH Harvard Westlake, CA—2:02.04 (2011).|
|1600: ALAN WEBB, Reston South Lakes, VA—3:59.51 (2001).||1600: ALEXA EFRAIMSON, Camas, WA—4:33.29 (2014).|
|3200: GERMAN FERNANDEZ, Riverbank, CA—8:34.23 (2008).||3200: KATELYN TOUHY, Thiells North Rockland, NY—9:47.88 (2018). Broke previous record held since 1996.|
|110HH: DENNIS BRANTLEY, Houston Worthing, TX—13.10 (1980) manual time.|
CHRIS NELLOMS, Dayton Dunbar, OH—13.30 (1990) FAT.
|100HH: VASHTI THOMAS, San Jose Mt. Pleasant, CA—13.03 (2007).|
|300IM: REGGIE WYATT, Riverside La Sierra, CA—35.02 (2009).||300LH: LASHINDA DEMUS, Long Beach Wilson, CA—39.98 (2001).|
|4×200: PORT AUTHOR MEMORIAL, TX|
(Xavier Hull, Ireon Brown, Deandre Angelle, Kary Vincent)
|4×200: LONG BEACH POLY, CA|
(Shana Solomon, Jasmine Lee, Shana Woods, Shalonda Solomon)—1:33.87 (2004).
|4×100: FORT WORTH O.D. WYATT, TX|
(Milton Wesley, Michael Franklin, Montie Clopton, DeMario Wesley)—39.76 (1998).
|4×100: DESOTO, TX|
(JaEra Griffin, Jayla Hollis, Taylor Armstrong, Rosaline Effiong)—44.24 (2018).
|4×400: HAWTHORNE, CA|
(Michael Marsh, Michael Graham, Sean Kelly, Henry Thomas) —3:07.40 (1985).
|4X400: LONG BEACH POLY, CA|
(Shana Solomon, Dashanta Harris, Jasmine Lee, Shalonda Solomon)—3:35.49 (2004).
|4×800: WARRINGTON CENTRAL BUCKS SOUTH, PA (Jeffrey Dickson, David Manion, Matthew Poiesz, Thomas Mallon)—7:33.48 (2009).||4×800: GROSSE POINTE SOUTH, MI|
(Kelsie Schwartz, Ersula Farrow, Haley Meier, Hannah Meier)—8:48.29 (2012).
|Field Events||Field Events|
|Shot Put: MICHAEL CARTER, Dallas Jefferson, TX—77-00 (1979) Carter later bested this throw, heaving it 81-3 1/2 at the 1979 Golden West Invitational (see Interesting Record Notes above).||Shot Put: ALYSSA WILSON, Toms River Donovan Catholic, NJ—57-1 3/4 (2017). Demolishes previous record by over a foot.|
Discus: MASON FINLEY, Buena Vista, CO—236-6 (2009).
|Discus: SHELBI VAUGHAN, Mansfield Legacy, Austin, TX—191-6 (2012).|
|Javelin: BILLY STANLEY, South Park, PA—246-9 (2012).||Javelin: MADISON WILTROUT, Connellsvile, PA—185-8 (2015).|
|High Jump: VERNON TURNER, Youkon, OK —7-6 (2017).||High Jump: VASHTI CUNNINGHAM, Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas, NV—6- 4 1/2 (2015).|
Pole Vault: ARMAND DUPLANTIS, Lafayette, LA—19-5 1/2 (2018). Shatters previous record by over a foot.
|Pole Vault: RACHEL BAXTER, Anaheim Canyon, CA —14-4 (2017).|
Long Jump: JAMES STALLWORTH, Tulare Union, CA—26-4 3/4 (1989).
|Long Jump: KATHY McMILLAN, Raeford Hoke County, NC—22-1 3/4 1976).|
Triple Jump: CHARLES MAYFIELD, Pasadena Muir, CA—52-10 1/2 (1980).
|Triple Jump: JASMINE MOORE, Mansfield Lake Ridge, TX—44-10 (2019). Eclipses previous record held since 2001 by nearly 8 inches.|