The 2019 Texas Relays was a showcase of the state’s top talent, but the main attraction was the young man from Houston Strake Jesuit.  Matthew Boling became an instant star over the weekend.  The young man had already caused a buzz with his phenomenal performance down at the 2019 TSU Relays a couple weeks ago.  After his performance in Austin, he became an instant legend.  Let’s start with Friday, running the fastest time of the prelims in the 100 with a windy 10.21.  Friday night, this young man excited the crowd in the long jump.  On his 1st jump, he was a couple inches short of hitting the board but landed 25-7 ½ into the pit.  The crowd went crazy.  The electricity was great as he came up for his 2nd jump.  With the crowd clapping, Matthew takes off down the runway.  This time he makes contact with the board and…. BOOM!!! 26-3 ½.  He passed the rest of his jumps and finished on top of the podium.  Saturday, all eyes were on the future Georgia Bulldog, or should I saw BullDAWG, because this young man has
When it comes to relays, no other school is known for it’s speed like the ladies Eagles of Desoto.  In the prelims of the 4x100, they lowered their national leading time to a 45.07.  In the finals, they were able to run away with the title with a time of 45.69, despite some bad handoffs.  In the 4x200 they were the favorite but, it was the Tigers of Lancaster coming up with the upset edging out the Eagles for the win. Their winning time was 1:38.27.  Desoto placed 2nd with a time of 1:38.48.  Next came the 4x400 and they must have been feeling a certain way after that 4x200 because they got a strong 1st leg from their hurdler Jayla Hollis and the race was over.  The Eagles won by more than 10 seconds…..10 SECONDS???  Their winning time of 3:39.81 is now the national leading time.  They also got individual medals from Hollis in the 100-meter hurdles (2nd place) and JaEra Griffin in the 100 meters dash (3rd place).  Their performances earned the Eagles the 2019 Texas Relays Team Of The Meet.
Let’s go back to Friday night in the girls long jump.  It was a battle between two state champions.  Last year’s 5A champion, Jasmine Moore of Mansfield Lake Ridge and last year’s 6A champion Houston Memorial’s Claire Bryant.  Moore opened up with a 19-8 ¼ to take the early lead.  After a monster foul by Bryant on her 1st attempt, she came back on her 2nd jump and popped a big one.  The drama had built because the officials did not post the result of Bryant’s jump immediately, but it looked like a huge jump.  Several other jumpers jumped but still no result of Claire’s 2nd jump.  Finally, the results updated and just like the crowd suspected, it was a big jump…a 21-00 jump to be exact.  From there it was an uphill battle for the future Georgia Bulldog…sidenote, how did Georgia get two of our babies…  Jasmine came back and had two 20 foot plus jumps on her 2nd and 3rd jumps.  Her 1st jump in the finals was a toenail scratch but it was out there.  After Moore’s last attempt was not good enough to take the lead, the victory was earned by Bryant.  With the victory wrapped up, Claire decided to take her last jump and what a great decision it was for her because she hit smack dab in the middle of the board and took off….21-2 ¼.  The beauty of this moment in time is that Lake Ridge has moved to 6A and these two could have a rematch with the 6A state title on the line.  Get ya ticket!!!
Other Notable Performance at the 2019 Texas Relays
*Denton Guyer’s Brynn Brown running the 3rd fastest time in the nation in the 3200 meters with a time of 10:21.98
*Ryan Martin of Stafford winning the Division 1 Boys 100 with a time of 10.37
*Desoto Boys winning the 4x400 in a time of 3:12.90

The 2019 Texas Relays had a lot of great performances and it gives us a sample of what to expect a month from now at the state meet.  The road to state starts in the next couple of weeks with district meets starting this week.  See you in a month.
a lot of DAWG in him.  In the 4x100 relay final, he anchored his team to a come from behind victory bring his squad from 4th to 1st.  In his final event, the 100 meters, he finished with a slightly windy 10.20.  Of course, he was named the 2019 Texas Relays Performer Of The Meet.  After his performances, he was treated like a rock star, getting stopped every step being asked to take a picture with multiple people.  “Yeah, it was a lot.  It took me 30 minutes to get from the podium.  But this has been a great experience” Matthew said.  The University of Georgia hit the jackpot with this young man.
2019 Texas Relays Recap
Austin, TX
March 29-30, 2019

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The 2019 Texas Relays was a showcase of the state’s top talent, but the main attraction was the young man from Houston Strake Jesuit.  Matthew Boling became an instant star over the weekend.  The young man had already caused a buzz with his phenomenal performance down at the 2019 TSU Relays a couple weeks ago.  After his performance in Austin, he became an instant legend.  Let’s start with Friday, running the fastest time of the prelims in the 100 with a windy 10.21.  Friday night, this young man excited the crowd in the long jump.  On his 1st jump, he was a couple inches short of hitting the board but landed 25-7 ½ into the pit.  The crowd went crazy.  The electricity was great as he came up for his 2nd jump.  With the crowd clapping, Matthew takes off down the runway.  This time he makes contact with the board and…. BOOM!!! 26-3 ½.  He passed the rest of his jumps and finished on top of the podium.  Saturday, all eyes were on the future Georgia Bulldog, or should I saw BullDAWG, because this young man has
When it comes to relays, no other school is known for it’s speed like the ladies Eagles of Desoto.  In the prelims of the 4x100, they lowered their national leading time to a 45.07.  In the finals, they were able to run away with the title with a time of 45.69, despite some bad handoffs.  In the 4x200 they were the favorite but, it was the Tigers of Lancaster coming up with the upset edging out the Eagles for the win. Their winning time was 1:38.27.  Desoto placed 2nd with a time of 1:38.48.  Next came the 4x400 and they must have been feeling a certain way after that 4x200 because they got a strong 1st leg from their hurdler Jayla Hollis and the race was over.  The Eagles won by more than 10 seconds…..10 SECONDS???  Their winning time of 3:39.81 is now the national leading time.  They also got individual medals from Hollis in the 100-meter hurdles (2nd place) and JaEra Griffin in the 100 meters dash (3rd place).  Their performances earned the Eagles the 2019 Texas Relays Team Of The Meet.
Let’s go back to Friday night in the girls long jump.  It was a battle between two state champions.  Last year’s 5A champion, Jasmine Moore of Mansfield Lake Ridge and last year’s 6A champion Houston Memorial’s Claire Bryant.  Moore opened up with a 19-8 ¼ to take the early lead.  After a monster foul by Bryant on her 1st attempt, she came back on her 2nd jump and popped a big one.  The drama had built because the officials did not post the result of Bryant’s jump immediately, but it looked like a huge jump.  Several other jumpers jumped but still no result of Claire’s 2nd jump.  Finally, the results updated and just like the crowd suspected, it was a big jump…a 21-00 jump to be exact.  From there it was an uphill battle for the future Georgia Bulldog…sidenote, how did Georgia get two of our babies…  Jasmine came back and had two 20 foot plus jumps on her 2nd and 3rd jumps.  Her 1st jump in the finals was a toenail scratch but it was out there.  After Moore’s last attempt was not good enough to take the lead, the victory was earned by Bryant.  With the victory wrapped up, Claire decided to take her last jump and what a great decision it was for her because she hit smack dab in the middle of the board and took off….21-2 ¼.  The beauty of this moment in time is that Lake Ridge has moved to 6A and these two could have a rematch with the 6A state title on the line.  Get ya ticket!!!
Other Notable Performance at the 2019 Texas Relays
*Denton Guyer’s Brynn Brown running the 3rd fastest time in the nation in the 3200 meters with a time of 10:21.98
*Ryan Martin of Stafford winning the Division 1 Boys 100 with a time of 10.37
*Desoto Boys winning the 4x400 in a time of 3:12.90

The 2019 Texas Relays had a lot of great performances and it gives us a sample of what to expect a month from now at the state meet.  The road to state starts in the next couple of weeks with district meets starting this week.  See you in a month.
a lot of DAWG in him.  In the 4x100 relay final, he anchored his team to a come from behind victory bring his squad from 4th to 1st.  In his final event, the 100 meters, he finished with a slightly windy 10.20.  Of course, he was named the 2019 Texas Relays Performer Of The Meet.  After his performances, he was treated like a rock star, getting stopped every step being asked to take a picture with multiple people.  “Yeah, it was a lot.  It took me 30 minutes to get from the podium.  But this has been a great experience” Matthew said.  The University of Georgia hit the jackpot with this young man.
2019 Texas Relays Recap
Austin, TX
March 29-30, 2019

Main Menu