Matthew Boling 9.98, 19.92 and 8.25 LJ

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  1. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

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    When Matthew learns to relax all the time at top speed you will see the talent explode. Look at this pic in the 200 meters from the 2022 National Championships 200 Meters Mens Final. He ran 20.13 with dead legs and tight as can be. Scary to
    think just how good he can be when he puts all the aspects of the race together. It's called modeling phases and knowing what to do when. Mostly relax and let the speed flow through you. The sprinters that win are (NOT) running faster at the end of a
    100 meters or 200 meters race. They are actually just deaccelerating at a slower rate due to relaxation of the whole body. That and your arm swing carry you when the legs are tired & built up with lactic acid!

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    Just two months ago Boling ran 19.92 into a negative 0.9 wind. A few weeks later he ran 20.01 with 0.1 wind! When he is in form he doesn't need any wind in either the 100 or the 200. I see him getting his 60 times down to the
    6.50 range next year. Outdoors he should easily go 9.90 and 19.80. His 19.92 this year into the negative wind is already a 19.80 with a legal tail wind. So he has already proven hecan go in the 19.80's by that performance.

    People need to understand that he peaked a month or two ago. That's another reason he looks so stressed and tight because the legs are not there. More rest between races, learning to relax all the time and timing his peak will bring
    the titles next year. I think it's amazing he was the 2nd fastest sprinter in the country with dead legs and tight as a virgin. Most sprinters struggle to do those times even relaxed. He does them running against his body. Now that
    is real talent. He isnt' there yet but he will make you all believers in the future!
     
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    He has the talent and the work ethic. If he gets the right coaching he will be one of the all time greats
     
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    Ok guys let's get this thread back on track. We can talk about other sprinters but that is for the track season thread or in the threads for the individual athlete.

    This thread is for discussion on Matthew Boling. I don't want to have to delete alot of posts so let's please get back to talking about him on this thread. Thanks.

    I just checked the 2022 USATF Championships website. I didn't expect to see Boling attempt any events due to his form the last month or so. Well I guess Matthew and his coach
    decided to have him try to make the team but only for the 200 meters. Even though I love seeing him run the 100 due to his current form this is a smart decision. So he has 2 weeks to
    both rest and get his body fresh as well as ready to attempt to make the US Team for the World Championships of Track & Field to be held in Eugene, Oregon next month.

    Let's get some predictions going as to can he make the team and what kinds of times can he run? In my opinion it will take sub 19.90 to even have a chance to make the individual 200 meters team.
    He is capable when in form but can he get back to the shape he was in a couple of months ago? Time will tell but I wish him the best of luck. It would be epic to see him on the US Team and it would
    give him great experience going forward for future Championships and Olympics.

    2022 USATF Championships

    Status of Entries

    Men 200m

    Name
    Affiliation Mark Status
    Erriyon Knighton adidas 19.49 qualified
    Noah Lyles adidas 19.52 qualified
    Fred Kerley Jr. NIKE 19.76 qualified
    Kenneth Bednarek NIKE 19.78 qualified
    Matthew Boling University of Georgia 19.92 qualified
    Christian Coleman NIKE 19.92 qualified
    Josephus Lyles adidas / Pure Athletics 20.03 qualified
    Brandon Carnes
    20.07 qualified
    Elijah Hall-Thompson NIKE 20.11 qualified
    Courtney Lindsey Texas Tech University 20.15 qualified
    Javonte' Harding North Carolina A&T State University 20.16 qualified
    Cravont Charleston
    20.19 qualified
    Micaiah Harris University of Texas at Austin 20.21 qualified
     
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    Boling is entered in the 200m and the Long Jump at the US Nationals this weekend.

    Unfortunately for Boling, the men's 200m is a super strong event right now in the US.
    He may have a better chance of making the team in the Long Jump.
     
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    Even the long jump will be hard. He hasn't jumped in competition in 2 or 3 months. I would have rather he just did the 200. Both will take his best performances of the year just to have a chance.

    I wish him the best of luck. I'm excited to watch it for sure as I know most of you guys here are as well. I just hate that there are so many championships this weekend. Hard to have time to watch them all.
     
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    T&F News has him predicted 6th in the 200m and 4th in the Long Jump.
     
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    Personally I dont think based on his latest form he has a chance in either events but the experience gained will be invaluable. Now if he was in the form from April/May the he has an outside shot...
     
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    Yes, did he have enough rest? At 22, a person's recuperative powers are strong, but it's only been like 2 weeks. I long for the day when he gets invited to the Diamond League, competes in one event and really goes full force without having to worry aboug saving anything for another round.
     
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    Matthew Boling only finished in 11th place in the Mens Long Jump at the 2022 US National Championships of Track and Field. I hope this finally ends his long jumping career. He wastes too much time & energy with mediocre results
    at best and the chance of injury is sky high. It was dumb to even enter it and his advisors should have told him that. He hadn't jumped in 3 months. To think he would somehow magically compete is beyond stupid.

    Now he will run in the 200 meters tommorow and because of all the long jumps today he will not be at his best. It's a lose/lose situation. I think he makes it out of the opening round but I see him being eliminated in the 200 meters semifinals.
    Again I hope I'm wrong as I'm a huge fan be he is not being handled right with the timing of his peak, overracing the last 2 years and still trying to jump when those days are over. The truth hurts but he needs to hear it.

    I believe 2023 will be the year he finally runs sub 10's and sub 20's more consistantly but his year has has been so up and down. Despite this he still had personal bests indoors and outdoors at all the distances. That is what you call an elite talent!

    Good luck to Matthew tommorow and I hope he proves most of his haters wrong but honestly I just don't see it happening this year. Hope I'm wrong.
     
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    I have alot of Matthew Boling Cards from high school. I have around 8 of them. Hoping they may be worth some big money someday decades from now if he does what I think he will. For any Boling Fans I also advise you to go buy the
    June 17th, 2019 Sports Illustrated Magazine. You can still find places online to buy them. It has pics of Matthew Boling and about 3 or 4 pages talking about him and what he did running the fastest all conditions high school 100 meters time ever!
    It's a great collectors items for those that are interested. You won't be dissapointed.
     
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    We are about an hour away from the 2022 US Track & Field National Championship Mens 200 Meters Semifinals. The US has 8 of the 10 fastest 200 meters sprinters time wise in the whole world right now. To make the
    top 3 to make the team has never been more difficult. Matthew Boling says he is ready but he will need to run massive personal bests to have any chance of even making the final. Let's see what happens.
    Good to Matthew Boling! :)

     
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    Matthew Boling is into the 200 meters finals. He will not have a good lane but he qualified without having to go all out. Good to see as now he can let it rip in the 200 meters finals and try for a new p.b. and possibly shock the world. To
    make the top 3 will take a time at minimum in the 19.80's but very posssibly in the 19.70's. Good luck Matthew!

    Heat 1
    Wind: 1.2 m/s
    Pl
    Athlete
    Mark
    Ln/Pos
    1 (1)
    Noah Lyles
    adidas
    19.81 Q
    7
    2 (6)
    Fred Kerley
    Nike
    20.09 Q
    6
    3 (7)
    Matthew Boling
    Georgia
    20.14 Q
    4
    4 (8)
    Javonte' Harding
    North Carolina A&T
    20.23 q
    8
    5 (11)
    Brandon Carnes
    Unattached
    20.42
    3
    6 (12)
    Cravont Charleston
    Tracksmith
    20.50
    9
    7 (15)
    Kendal Williams
    adidas
    20.79
    2
    DNS
    Christian Coleman
    Nike

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    2022 US Track & Field Outdoor Championships

    Mens 200 meters Finals

    Wind: -0.3 m/s

    1 Noah Lyles
    19.67

    2 Erriyon Knighton
    19.69

    3 Fred Kerley
    19.83

    4 Kenny Bednarek
    19.87

    5 Josephus Lyles
    19.93

    6 Matthew Boling
    20.15

    7 Kyree King
    20.19

    Javonte' Harding
    20.31
     
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    Even with all that has happened this kid is a joy to listen to and TRUST ME he will be back. Like he says in this interveiw he ran 20.1's Range for 3 races in a row at the end of a long season. He is learning valuable experience
    of running rounds which any sprinter has to conquer if he is ever going to win Olympic and World Championship Medals someday. I know we have alot of doubters but I'm not one of them. Every sprinter is different. Just because
    he isn't there yet doesn't mean that he can't get there. Boling will run many wind legal sub 10's and sub 20's next season. They key is to time his peak more tor the NCAA National Champs and the US Champs. That's more imporant thatn winning
    the SEC Championship. Timing your peak is the difference between making the podium or going back home. In his peak condition Boling could have battled for the top 3 possbibly but he wasn't ready yet and past his peak condition. The
    times will come when he puts all the phases of the race togther physically and mentally. Along with relaxing at speed all the time and timing his peak fitness for when it matters the most. :)

     
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    Nice video and he seems like a good kid. He should be good for years to come!
     

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