* Video of Matthew Boling's US No. 1 and No. 7 all-time wind-legal long jump of 26-3.50 (+1.5)
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AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Matthew Boling took over The Texas Relays on Friday.
And all it took were two quick, seismic moments.
But as the season once again showed, the Houston Strake Jesuit (TX) senior, who entered competition with US No. 1 efforts in the 100m and 200m and the boys long jump, is a talent worth paying attention to at any given moment.
Earlier in the day, Boling, running in just his second open 100m series of his career, put down the second fastest time of the day -- college or high school -- with an all conditions mark of 10.21 (+4.2) seconds.
The time, which is reminiscent of his wind-legal 10.22 (+1.3) at the Texas Southern Relays, mirrors what the future Georgia Bulldog is likely capable of on the straightway and will be the precursor to whatever he rolls through in the finals on Saturday.
But that was only a teaser for what Boling eventually accomplished that evening.
With an unusually packed grandstands near the long jump that late into the meet -- it was one of the last events to close the Relays on Friday -- Boling suited up for the boys long jump.
And it was clear why: You didn't want to miss what was about to happen.
Boling's series lasted just two jumps.
His first was an all-conditions 25-7.50 (+2.4) mark that once again upped his previous best of 25-2.5.
Roughly 10 minutes, his next effort came.
From the moment Boling sprung from the mark, almost everyone in attendance knew the attempt was big. A cacophony of oohs and aahs littered through the air
And all that was left was the fact of whether it was wind-legal.
Shortly after, the official measurement recorded the mark with a +1.8 wind, and Boling was done for the night.
Boling's time came and went ...in a flash.
Boling's Long Jump Progression:
|2018||24-2.75||Victor Lopez Classic|
|2017||23-11||New Balance Nationals Outdoor|
|2016||22-4||AAU Region 17 Qualifier|