Matthew Boling 10.11 & 20.06!

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  1. white lightning

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    Matthew Boling finished third in the 200-meter-dash with a time of 20.06 seconds! This time by Boling broke the All time Georgia School Record of 20.14 seconds held for over 40 years by Mel Lattany at the 1979 SEC Championships. What
    a legend Mel Lattany was!
     
  2. mastermulti

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    he was W/L. I saw him in Australia in 1981 racing Alan Wells, Don Quarrie and our youngster Paul Narracott. Great times and usually very close races - very good bonhomie between them all.

    Boling ran 20.06 - coincidentally a time which has been the Australian 200 record since 1968.
     
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    Bad News - the head coach at Georgia has announced he is leaving the school.
    Petros Kypryianou is one of the main reasons that Boling chose Georgia.
    I wonder what will happen with Boling?
     
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    Transfer to LSU
     
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    Maybe he should transfer to the University of Houston.
    Houston is his hometown, and they have 6(!) of 24 qualifiers in the 100m quarter-finals.
    That's incredible!
     
  6. white is right

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    The team is coached by Lewis and Burrell so they know what it takes to make it to the world level.

    As much as there was a cloud of suspicion about Lewis and Burrell and anybody that ran with Santa Monica track club. As far as I know Houston hasn't had any suspicious clouds around there program.

    The incentive to cheat at the collegiate level isn't there in low revenue sports. In football and basketball that's another story.
     
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    Remember Boling is in year two of his development. He only started running the 100m in March 2019.
    It is not valid statistically to compare ages and times. It is accurate to compare times at year of development.
    Allan Wells was 25 in year two for example.

    On another note I think Caste Football has the best Athletics forum on the net.
     
  9. white lightning

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    For those skeptics that think Matthew Boling will not break his personal best time of 10.11 from when he was 18 you are sadly mistaken. He ran 10.11 at 18 years old with almost no wind. For a sprinter to run that fast at such
    a young age is phenomenal. This prodigy will go sub 10 and sub 20 next year. Mark my words! This kid is a legitimate double olympic medal threat in the next olympics in 2024.

    2019 Pan American U20 Men's 100m (+0.5)

    1. Matthew Boling 10.11
    2. Oblique Seville 10.21
    3. Michael Stephens 10.34
     
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    Shirvo ran 10.03 wind-legal aged 19. Nothing is certain. I'm sure Boling will go lower than 10.11, maybe even break 10, but to get on the podium in world and most importantly Olympic finals you've got to be capable of getting into the 9.8s. I'd love to see it but it's a long way off right now.
     
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    I might go against the popular belief here but I think Boling needs to focus on being leaner but still strong. Gotta say when kids get to Uni the coaches bulk them up immediately and in my opinion needlessly. Weights: yes for strength, bulk not needed.
     
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    I wholeheartedly agree. I think every sprinter is different and if a guy is making improvements, no need to start adding a lot of muscle to his frame as it may not necessarily help him. The Asian sprinters who are doing really well right now don't seem to be doing this. Laird is running world class times and he has a very slight frame. Again, I preface this by saying I am no expert in sprinting, just my observations.
     
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    I certainly agree. Strong for task doesn't have to equate with BIG (look at Laird for instance, look at Mary Beth). Why carry more weight and even perhaps change the flow of how your limbs move by building too much bulk?
     
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    Here's a little food for thought on Matthew Boling's season: I know a bunch of people here are disappointed in what he produced or rather did not produce. Very valid considering how talented he is combined with what appears to be a very intense work ethic. I've heard a lot of reasons as to why he has underperformed here including, but not limited to: bad coaching, too many events, bad technique, lack of experience, losing his edge/psychological reasons, and more. Some here have gone as far as to theorize that perhaps he has seen his best days. Well I dont know what's inside Matthew's head, and its ultimately up to him to decide how to interpret his performances and how to respond next year on the psychological side. But on the physical side I would not be too worried about him. Here are some stats taken from the worldathletics.org website for the 2021 season:

    1. Matthew Boling: 40 total races including 7 400s and 7 long jump competitions jumping 3 times each
    2. Terrance Laird: 37 total races including 1 400
    3. Andrew Hudson: 25 total races including 1 300
    4. Noah Lyles: 17 total races; 0 400s
    5. Kenneth Bednarek: 14 total races; 0 400s
    6. Erriyon Knighton: 12 total races including 1 400

    If we assumed each 400m race was the equivalent of two races, and three runs down the runway for the long jump counted as say 1.5 races then the above totals adjust to the following:

    1. Matthew Boling: 57.5 total races
    2. Terrance Laird: 38 total races
    3. Andrew Hudson: 25.5 total races
    4. Noah Lyles: 17 total races
    5. Kenneth Bednarek: 14 total races
    6. Erriyon Knighton: 13 total races

    Matthew Boling competed 1.31 times more than the three athletes representing the US in the Olympic 200m combined!! I think these numbers show that he was completely overworked. The "muscling" began if I'm not mistaken by the time of the NCAA indoor nationals at which point he had already competed in an adjusted 25 races and over a short period of time. When he became national champion he was already heading down. He needed rest. Lots of the best sprinters start their season with a 400m race - no problem with this at all. But 7 400s and 7 long jump competitions on top of everything else is not going to make you run fast. Sure, week in week out he scored points for Georgia, but I dont know how anyone could have expected him to last the season when looking at the output - and of course he didnt. Muscling occurs in beginning sprinters when they simply havent learned out to run correctly yet. In the case of an experienced sprinter it happens when the athlete feels like they are running slow and so they start to try and force their body to run faster. In other words, Boling knew he wasnt running as fast as he could or should have been. As a comparison look at Terrance Laird. He finished 2nd to Boling at the indoor Nationals and then went on a tare outdoors posting the top times in the world over the next several months. However, by the time NCAA preliminaries and regionals rolled around the 19.8s turned to 19.9s and by the time US nationals came around all he could manage in the final was a 20.15. Laird ran the second most number of races at 38 and he still fatigue through the college season. Boling had 19.5 more adjusted races than Laird!

    Boling will be back strong next year I would imagine. Hopefully though he is managed better. He should be treated as a future Olympian and not a College Point Scorer. Had he and Laird been handled better the US might have been represented by both of them and Lyles.
     
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    Excellent break down and analysis. Thank you for putting in the time and effort necessary to have wrote this. Yes I agree with you 100%. As the young bucks will say,
    "Haters gonna hate". You could tell he was exhausted as his form went backwards. That's an obvious sign of fatigue. He will explode next year. It's just frustrating as I
    even said along with a couple of other posters that he was being used in the wrong way. You don't treat a Potential Olympian like a do it all athlete just for points. All of
    this could have been avoided. The coach is gone so hopefully the new coach will be more careful.
     
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    a well-researched, well-reasoned post. thank you for sharing this. it certainly provides some meaty food for thought.
     
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    I hope this is so ...... but here i am thinking that they keep their cherished jobs by acting at the college's behest - to score as many points as possible to give the college leverage in attracting funding. Hope I'm wrong .... but why does a coach particularly care if an athlete continues on an upwards trajectory on a 1/2 event path if he can get points on the board immediately?
     
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    Many other coach's all around the NCAA have made exceptions for Olympic Caliber Athletes. Boling can always say no. It was a hard lifes lesson that he needed to learn. As I've
    said before he's not a man among boys anymore. This isn't high school. He must prepare his body and know when to rest. He also needs to drop the 400 and the long jump period!
    If he doesn't he will never end up acheiving his full potential and eventually is going to have serious injuries from over training and over racing.
     
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    If he concentrates on the 100/200 at least he can change to 400 later if he chooses
     
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    A short video preview of Matthew Boling and his plans for 2022 in the NCAA! This will be a huge year for Boling! It's his time to shine! :)
     
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    The fact that this kid exists at all is heartening. I hope he runs 9.5 wind legal and sets records that are impossible to break but even if he doesn’t, his athleticism is undeniable and is already serving to fight some stereotypes. I guess In a perfect world he’d do nothing but the 100 and 200 and excel there but clearly he likes the other events too. A bit unfortunate for those of us looking for a pale version of Carl Lewis but he is still just a you g kid who likes to do multiple events.


    In my life I never thought I’d see again a kid who looks like my son as an elite sprint athlete.

    the pressure on him has to be enormous

    Here’s hoping he advances at the right pace and doesn’t get lost in the caste shuffle somehow.
     
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    Many NCAA Athletes now are able to make money with the rules changes. Matthew Boling already has a deal with Taco Bell and that's only the start. Happy
    for the kid but hopefully the money won't hurt his desire to become the best sprinter on earth someday!


    Track and field star turned TikTok influencer Matthew Boling has racked up millions of views on social media. With more than 1 million followers, he grabbed the attention of a major brand — Taco Bell. The 20-year-old University of Georgia business marketing major wouldn’t disclose the terms, but said this first deal has been a game changer.

    “It’s just fun to be a part of it and be able to eat some tacos,” he said, adding he’s excited to be able to make money for the first time. He is working with financial advisors and his father to help manage new income and new opportunities.

    “I do feel like the CEO of my own brand,” he said.
     
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    With guys like him able to earn probably low 6 figures in endorsements it makes it easier to stay in university and to have a nest egg to either turn pro or get on with their lives after college track and field, either way I am happy for him and other athletes that can finally earn what they should have been able to earn for decades.
     
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