Issam Asinga Pops FASTEST 100m All-Conditions HS Effort Ever

* Issam Asinga clocked the fastest all-time all-conditions 100m of all-time this weekend

Photo Credit: Cara Mooney/MileSplit

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Issam Asinga on Sunday performed what will, at least at the moment, go down as the single-best 100 meter performance of all-time for a high school athlete and American teenager. 

The Montverde Academy senior, a Texas A&M University signee, took down Noah Lyles in the finals of the PURE Athletics Spring Invitational in Clermont, Florida, clocking an all conditions time of 9.83 (+2.6) seconds. 

Paired with his wind-aided 9.86 (+4.1) earlier in the day, Asinga now has two sub-10 clockings on his resume, a feat no high school athlete has ever achieved.

For what it's worth, the World U20 wind-legal record for 100m is currently 9.91 seconds, clocked by Letsile Tebogo at the World U20 Championships in 2022. The fastest 100m performance by any male so far this season is 9.91 seconds. Terrance Jones, a Texas Tech athlete, ran that time at the Tom Jones Memorial meet in Gainesville on April 15, securing the seventh-fastest time in NCAA history. 

Not even Erriyon Knighton, who became a World star in 2021 and 2022 with his Olympic qualification at 17 years old and his World Championship third-place finish in the 200m, achieved two sub-10 times over a given year as a teenager. 

Asinga in March broke the former national record indoors in the 200m, shattering the mark with a blitzing performance of 20.48 seconds on the TRACK at New Balance. He also tied the national high school record in the 60m with a time of 6.57 seconds. 


1Issam Asinga, Celerity Athletics9.83+2.6 m/s1
2Noah Lyles, Adidas9.92+2.6 m/s1
3Kendal Williams, Adidas9.98+2.6 m/s1
4Hartmann Joshua, Track Team Germany10.13+2.6 m/s1
5tyler azcano, Wind Speed Athletics10.14+3.4 m/s2
6Jona Efoloko, Team England10.14+2.6 m/s1
7Ryiem Ford, Adidas10.14+2.6 m/s1
8Miles Lewis, elitefeats10.17+2.6 m/s1

PREVIOUS (Earlier Sunday):

Issam Asinga is now the fastest American teenager ever at 100 meters. 

The Montverde Academy (FL) senior, 18 years old, ran a wind-aided time of 9.86 seconds on Sunday in the preliminaries of 100m at the PURE Athletics Spring Invitational in Clermont, Florida, against the likes of Noah Lyles, Kendal Williams and Miles Lewis. 

Asinga, who has signed with Texas A&M University, ran faster Lyles, the reigning World Champion at 200 meters, in the opening heats, though the two athletes did not face each other. 

It's the fastest performance ever recorded by an American teenager, though it did come with a 4.1 meters per second tailwind. The effort was achieved at the National Training Center in Clermont. 

The moment even surpasses Matthew Boling's 9.98 (+4.2) from 2019 and Trayvon Bromell's 9.99 (+4.0) from 2013. Since Asinga's time is not wind-legal, it does not stand up to Trentavis Friday's wind-legal 10.00 time from 2014, which still holds as the all-time high school national record. 

But 9.86 is one of the fastest performances by an under-20 athlete in World history, wind-aided or not. 

Asinga is now even faster than top-U.S. youngster Erriyon Knighton at the same age. Knighton ran 9.99 seconds as a 17-year-old in 2021 and 10.04 as an 18-year-old in 2022, the same year he went on to finish third in the World Championship 200m final, alongside Lyles. 

So simply .... the performance on Sunday by Asinga is ground breaking. 

Lyles ran 9.90 in Heat 2, while Williams ran 9.99 in Heat 3. The trio will later meet in the finals. 

Results - LINK

1Issam Asinga, Celerity Athletics9.86+4.1 m/s1q
2Noah Lyles, Adidas9.90+4.3 m/s2q
3Kendal Williams, Adidas9.99+2.1 m/s3q
4Miles Lewis, elitefeats10.06+4.3 m/s2q
5Hartmann Joshua, Track Team Germany10.07+4.1 m/s1q
6Ryiem Ford, Adidas10.11+4.3 m/s2q
7Jona Efoloko, Team England10.18+2.1 m/s3q
8Marvin Schulte, Track Team Germany10.26+4.3 m/s2q