WATCH: Kamaal Ryan Runs Third-Fastest 8th Grade 100 Ever

The city of Greensboro has an up-and-coming sprinter on its hands. 

On Saturday, Kamaal Ryan -- an eighth-grader from Lincoln (NC) Middle School -- unloaded for the third-fastest 100m performance in eighth-grade class in history when he crossed the line in 10.71 seconds (+2.0), tying a mark former Miami sprinter Tyrese Cooper once set in 2015. 

Ryan improved upon his preliminary performance of 10.88 seconds. 

His performance is now a new U.S. No. 1 mark for eighth-graders. Only two -- Taylor Herrera (2009) and Rona Fuller (2014) -- have been faster all-time. 

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