WATCH: High School Senior Nicknamed “White Lightning” Sets Record With 9.98-second Run of 100 Meter Dash

Matthew Boling – aka "White Lightning" – ran a 100 meter dash in 9.98 seconds. The record breaker from Houston now has his sights on the Olympics. (KHOU-TV)
Matthew Boling – aka “White Lightning” – ran a 100 meter dash in 9.98 seconds. The record breaker from Houston now has his sights on the Olympics. (KHOU-TV)

He’s turning heads on the high-school track — and if you blink, you just might miss him.

“White Lightning” Matthew Boling, a senior at Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston, Texas, broke a national high-school record Saturday in the 100-meter dash with a blazing-fast time of 9.98 seconds.

Boling, 18, later posted a video of his win, and the footage quickly went viral, with fans dubbing him “White Lightning,” “fastest kid alive” and “Forrest Gump II.”

“It definitely felt good,” Boling told the Houston Chronicle of his amazing race.

“My block start was pretty good, and right out of the gate I knew it was going to be fast, so I decided to turn it up a little bit and ran my best. I was really happy with the time.”

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SOURCE: Joshua Rhett Miller
New York Post