16-Year-Old Quincy Wilson Who Shattered World Record Is Son of Athletic Hall of Fame: Here’s Everything You Need To Know About His Parents

Published 04/01/2024, 10:47 AM EDT

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At the distinguished Florida Relays, Quincy Wilson, the promising 16-year-old athlete representing the Bullis School, delivered a stellar performance that captured attention. Wilson’s impressive sprint in the 400-meter dash, clocking at 45.19 seconds, secured him the prestigious U.S. No. 1 ranking in this category. Notably, his achievement positioned him remarkably close, just seven-hundredths of a second shy, to breaking the world age group record for this event.

Wilson’s unwavering dedication was palpable as he trimmed an impressive 0.68 seconds from his outdoor personal best, previously established at 45.87 seconds during the U.S. U20 Championships in Eugene last July. Despite his tender age, Wilson exhibits a familiarity with surpassing boundaries. Stemming from a lineage deeply rooted in athletic prowess, he has consistently pushed the envelope, diligently refining his abilities to scale ever-greater summits. His performance at the Florida Relays marks a significant milestone in his burgeoning career. But how well do you know him?

A story of family sacrifice and athletic triumph


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Quincy Wilson’s groundbreaking performance started at New Balance Nationals Indoor catapulted him into the limelight as the first high school athlete in two decades to shatter the 46-second barrier in the 400-meter dash, clocking an impressive 45.76 seconds. Wilson’s meteoric ascent extends beyond individual triumphs; he has been a cornerstone in numerous national records throughout the indoor season.


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From the open 400m to the sprint medley relay and the 4×400, Wilson’s imprint is indelibly etched in the annals of track and field history. Yet, beneath these remarkable feats lies a narrative of familial support and sacrifice.

Wilson’s parents, Monique and Roy Wilson recognized his exceptional talent early on and made the pivotal decision to relocate from Chesapeake, Va., to Gaithersburg, Md. Their aim? To provide Quincy with access to Bullis School’s renowned coaching staff, known for nurturing raw talent into athletic excellence. But Quincy Wilson’s journey is a rich tapestry of athletic lineage


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Quincy Wilson’s journey through the footsteps of sporting greatness

Born into a family where sporting excellence runs deep, Wilson’s trajectory was shaped by the footsteps of his predecessors. His mother’s storied career in soccer and basketball, culminating in her induction into the athletic hall of fame at Severn School, serves as a beacon of inspiration. From there, she continued to leave her mark on the collegiate soccer stage at Barton College in North Carolina. Meanwhile, Wilson’s father carved his own path on the football field, donning the colors of the Navy with pride.

Adding to this legacy of sporting prowess is Wilson’s older sister, Kadence, a force to be reckoned with on the track, clinching the title of Virginia state champion in the sprints and now representing James Madison University. Bearing witness to the illustrious achievements of his family, Wilson is propelled forward by a burning desire to forge his own legacy. Despite a standout season that has seen him rewrite the record books and dominate the track, Wilson remains unyielding in his pursuit of excellence.


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Written by:

Maleehah Shakeel


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Maleehah Shakeel is an Olympic Sports writer at EssentiallySports who covers equestrian sports, rodeo, bull riding, and Gymnastics. Maleehah’s stories revolve around various brand endorsement deals of athletes like Jessica Springsteen, Jennifer Gates, and Olivia Dunne. She has written in depth about the brand collaboration between Jessica Springsteen and Tommy Hilfiger.
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Suman Varandani