Strake Jesuit is continuing to make a name for itself in track & field, as they have produced another recruit for a major D-1 school. On Wednesday morning, SJ's Job Trahan signed with Duke University to continue his academic and athletic career. Trahan will look to lead Strake Jesuit's track & field team, the 2019 State Runner-Ups, on another state run in 2020.
When asked about some of the factors that led him into signing with Duke as his future alma mater, Trahan answered, "I chose Duke because the team is a family. When I toured, the upperclassmen were super close with the freshmen on the team….It felt similar to the Strake Jesuit track team."
It has been a phenomenal spring for Matthew Boling.
From shocking the track world with a wind-aided sub-10 second 100-meter dash, to breaking the high school National record by running a 10.13-second 100-meter dash at the UIL State Track and Field meet to winning the USATF U20 National Championship in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash this past weekend.
Now, add another award to the mantle - the Gatorade National Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
The Strake Jesuit graduate, who is signed to Georgia, received the national award at a ceremony on Wednesday at Strake Jesuit High School.
Boling has been a viral sensation all spring and has been a must-watch performer every time he steps on the track and that will continue at Georgia and maybe even in the 2020 Olympic Games.
BREAKING: @StrakeJesuitATH @matthew_boling1 runs a 44.74 second 400-meter in the final leg of the 4x400 to win the race. This was unbelievable!!! The crowd erupted watching him. @espn @SportsCenter @ESPNAssignDesk @InsideTxTrack @StrakeJesuit @uiltexas pic.twitter.com/B3U8yuZY59
— VYPE Houston (@vypehouston) May 12, 2019