The 2018-2019 athletic calendar has concluded, so VYPE San Antonio will have a series dedicated to notable performers and moments over the past year. Check out the area's top 10 UIL girls athletes.
No. 1: Corina Carter (Converse Judson basketball)
The New Mexico signee, all-state senior and UIL 6A championship game MVP led the Rockets to their first state title.
No. 2: Aliyah Pritchett (New Braunfels Canyon softball)
The Baylor signee and all-state senior led the Cougars to the UIL 6A state semifinal.
No. 3: Kara McGhee (San Antonio Clark volleyball)
The Baylor signee and all-state senior led the Cougars to the UIL 6A Region IV final and was named one of the nation's top 50 high school volleyball players.
No. 4: Caroline Meuth (San Antonio Churchill volleyball)
The Notre Dame signee and all-state senior led the Chargers to the second round of the UIL 6A playoffs.
No. 5: Kyra White (Converse Judson basketball)
The USC signee and all-state senior played a major role in the Rockets' run to the UIL 6A state championship.
No. 6: Amaya Brown (Goliad track and field)
The Texas State-bound senior won UIL 3A state championships in the long jump and triple jump.
No. 7: Morgan Fey (San Antonio Southwest track and field)
The junior won the UIL 5A discus state championship and earned a state bronze medal in shot put.
No. 8: Adelyhda Perez (Uvalde wrestling)
The Lobos' senior and three-time UIL state wrestling champ finished her high school career with the 2019 UIL 5A 138-pound state championship.
No. 9: Charli Becker (Kerrville Tivy basketball)
The all-state senior led the Antlers to the UIL 5A state semifinal.
No. 10: Lea Karren (Jourdanton tennis)
The France native and Squaws' junior won the UIL 3A girls singles tennis state championship.
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AUSTIN – As Matthew Boling made his way across the infield grass inside Mike A Myers Stadium, a police escort followed on his left hip.
Boling, the 18-year-old track phenom from Strake Jesuit, has seen his fame grow nationwide in the past two weeks after posting a sub-10-second time in the 100-meter dash.
“I knew I'd start getting more attention because it's more of a spotlight race but I didn't think it'd be like this," Boling said after breaking the national record on Saturday.
TRACK VIEW: @StrakeJesuit star @matthew_boling1 breaks the National Record from 1990 held by Henry Neal by running a 100 meter dash in 10.13 seconds. #UILSTATE @espn @SportsCenter @abc13sports @InsideTxTrack @STRAKEJESUITFB @StrakeJesuitATH @MattMalatesta1 @ESPNAssignDesk pic.twitter.com/0ERF0KqBNb
— VYPE Houston (@vypehouston) May 12, 2019
The attention around Boling started at a meet after Spring Break when he posted a time of 10.22. Then his time continued to get lower and lower.
What is crazy is Boling had never run the 100-meter dash before this season.
As more videos surfaced on social media of his races, the attention around the Georgia-track signee exploded.
Boling currently has 13,900 followers on Twitter and another 65,800 followers on Instagram.
“It was hard at first because I would look at everything everyone would say," Boling said about processing the attention. “Then I just started turning off my notifications."
As Boling stepped up to the blocks, every fan in the stadium rose to their feet and pulled out their phone to capture what was a new national record.
“Whenever I look up and see the crowd starting to video and watching it gets me hyped," Boling said. “That's what I love about the 100. Everyone comes to watch it and it's really fun."
With him in the blocks, Boling went through his normal pre-race routine the line of cameras posted at the end of the track could be heard firing off hundreds of pictures with his every move.
Then Boling posted a 10.13 race time, breaking the national mark by two-hundredths of a second.
“The whole build up and anticipation was a lot of adrenaline but it was really fun," Boling said.
The craziest part of this entire journey for Boling has been when people would say he came out of nowhere.
“It's weird too because I ran really well in the 400 last year and no one noticed," Boling, who took silver in the 400-meter dash last season, said. “As soon as I started the 100, everyone is like he came out of nowhere."
Moments after posting the fastest time in the history of high school sports, Boling admitted he cane still get faster.
“I definitely think I can still grow," Boling said. “My acceleration phase is going really well right now but I still think I can grow in my start. That could definitely get me under 10.1."