Texas high school sprinter blows past competition with incredible 100-meter dash

A Texas high school sprinter set an incredible mark at a 100-meter event Saturday.

Matthew Boling, of Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston, set a 9.98 mark at the Region III-6A track and field event. The 18-year-old posted a video of his sprint on Twitter and said “New PR and 100m high school record all conditions, 9.98.” Other social media users immediately dubbed him “White Lightning.”

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Boling’s mark was the fastest time by an American under 20 years old, according to Yahoo Australia. However, the mark wouldn’t be considered a national record because he received a 4.2 mph tailwind.

Boling was already setting fast marks in March, according to KHOU-TV. He ran 10.22 seconds in a 100-meter dash and 20.58 seconds in a 200-meter dash.

The teen is set to attend the University of Georgia in the fall, according to CBS News.