Track Star Goes From High School Commencement To Olympic Training | NBC Nightly News

Track Star Goes From High School Commencement To Olympic Training | NBC Nightly News


SPEED NOW SETTING HIS SIGHTS ON TOKYO IN 2020. SIGHTS ON TOKYO IN 2020. HERE IS KEVIN TIBBLES. 2020. HERE IS KEVIN TIBBLES.>>Reporter: HE’S A HERE IS KEVIN TIBBLES.>>Reporter: HE’S A STREAK OF LIGHTENING.>>Reporter: HE’S A STREAK OF LIGHTENING. 18-YEAR-OLD SENIOR STREAK OF LIGHTENING. 18-YEAR-OLD SENIOR MATTHEW BAWLING 18-YEAR-OLD SENIOR MATTHEW BAWLING SMASHING THE NATIONAL MATTHEW BAWLING SMASHING THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL SPRINT SMASHING THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL SPRINT RECORD CLOCKING IN AT HIGH SCHOOL SPRINT RECORD CLOCKING IN AT 10.2 SECONDS. RECORD CLOCKING IN AT 10.2 SECONDS.>>EVERYTHING WAS 10.2 SECONDS.>>EVERYTHING WAS SUPER SURREAL.>>EVERYTHING WAS SUPER SURREAL. LIKE I DIDN’T REALLY SUPER SURREAL. LIKE I DIDN’T REALLY KNOW WHAT I JUST DID. LIKE I DIDN’T REALLY KNOW WHAT I JUST DID.>>THE ONE THING ABOUT KNOW WHAT I JUST DID.>>THE ONE THING ABOUT MATTHEW IS THE BIGGER>>THE ONE THING ABOUT MATTHEW IS THE BIGGER THE STAGE, THE BIGGER MATTHEW IS THE BIGGER THE STAGE, THE BIGGER THE PERFORMANCE. THE STAGE, THE BIGGER THE PERFORMANCE.>>LET’S SEE WHAT YOU THE PERFORMANCE.>>LET’S SEE WHAT YOU GOT.>>LET’S SEE WHAT YOU GOT. READY? GOT. READY? GO. READY? GO.>>Reporter: THIS GO.>>Reporter: THIS QUIET KID FROM HOUSTON>>Reporter: THIS QUIET KID FROM HOUSTON STRENGTH JESUIT HIGH QUIET KID FROM HOUSTON STRENGTH JESUIT HIGH SHUTS OUT THE RACE AS STRENGTH JESUIT HIGH SHUTS OUT THE RACE AS MOVING IN SLOW MOTION. SHUTS OUT THE RACE AS MOVING IN SLOW MOTION. PARENTS ARE IN AWE. MOVING IN SLOW MOTION. PARENTS ARE IN AWE. HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE PARENTS ARE IN AWE. HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE HOW HE RUNS? HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE HOW HE RUNS? ? HOW HE RUNS? ?>>LIKE A DEER. ?>>LIKE A DEER.>>IF HE SAYS I’M>>LIKE A DEER.>>IF HE SAYS I’M GOING TO GO TO THE>>IF HE SAYS I’M GOING TO GO TO THE OLYMPICS, I’LL SAY GOING TO GO TO THE OLYMPICS, I’LL SAY I’LL BUY THE TICKETS OLYMPICS, I’LL SAY I’LL BUY THE TICKETS BECAUSE THAT’S WHO I’LL BUY THE TICKETS BECAUSE THAT’S WHO HE’LL DO. BECAUSE THAT’S WHO HE’LL DO.>>Reporter: HE’S GOT HE’LL DO.>>Reporter: HE’S GOT A WAYS TO GO TO CATCH>>Reporter: HE’S GOT A WAYS TO GO TO CATCH THE REAL LIGHTNING A WAYS TO GO TO CATCH THE REAL LIGHTNING BOLT, WORLD RECORD THE REAL LIGHTNING BOLT, WORLD RECORD HOLDER USAIN BOLT. BOLT, WORLD RECORD HOLDER USAIN BOLT.>>I HAVE A LOT OF HOLDER USAIN BOLT.>>I HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO TO GET>>I HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO TO GET CLOSE TO HIM. WORK TO DO TO GET CLOSE TO HIM.>>Reporter: MICHAEL CLOSE TO HIM.>>Reporter: MICHAEL HAS BEEN CHOSEN SCHOOL>>Reporter: MICHAEL HAS BEEN CHOSEN SCHOOL VALUEEDICTORIAN HAS BEEN CHOSEN SCHOOL VALUEEDICTORIAN VALEDICTORIAN. VALUEEDICTORIAN VALEDICTORIAN.>>YOU’RE BOTH ROCK VALEDICTORIAN.>>YOU’RE BOTH ROCK STARS IS WHAT YOU’RE>>YOU’RE BOTH ROCK STARS IS WHAT YOU’RE TELLING ME? STARS IS WHAT YOU’RE TELLING ME? IN THE BLOCKS AWAITING TELLING ME? IN THE BLOCKS AWAITING THE STARTSTARTER’S PISTOL,

11 Replies to “Track Star Goes From High School Commencement To Olympic Training | NBC Nightly News”

  1. This kid will keep grinding and make it to the Olympics in Tokyo —- hope he doesn't give up and become a whiney loser like Commie Trump !!

  2. Usain Bolt a 9.58…Matt ran a 9.98!!!…& HE JUST FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL!! 😳😱

    He’s not far off from catching Usain!

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