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Published: 03 July 2024

The poster child for Black excellence.

Quincy Wilson is a 16-year-old student at Bullis School in Potomac, MD, NBC News reports. A burgeoning track & field athlete, Quincy recently ran at the Olympic trials, running an impressive 44.66 seconds on June 21st and then beating his own record two days later, clocking in at 44.59. 

Quincy has now been selected for the U.S. 4×400 meter relay team, making history as the youngest male U.S. track & field athlete to make an Olympic team. 

“WE GOING TO THE OLYMPICS #paris2024 #teamusa,” Quincy wrote on social media

Quincy’s coach, Joe Lee, shared with USA Todaythat the team had already received the call from USA Track & Field despite the team not officially being announced until later this month. Quincy’s achievements are truly remarkable, as he now holds records previously set by Jim Ryun and Erriyon Knighton, who qualified for the Olympics nearly six decades apart, in 1964 and 2021, when they were both 17 years old. 

Since his history-making performance, Quincy has also received a special invitation from Magic Johnson to see a Commanders game in his hometown this season. 

“I would love to invite @QuincyWilson5 and his family to sit in the suite with me and watch the Commanders play this season,” wrote the mogul. 

Congratulations Quincy! We can’t wait to see you shine bright at the upcoming Olympics!

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