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16-Year-Old Track Sensation Quincy Wilson’s Parents Reallocated To Fulfil His Dreams At Bullis School

Published 04/01/2024, 10:15 AM EDT

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16-year-old Quincy Wilson had his parents leave their home for his track and field dreams. And surely enough, Wilson is paying them back worth every penny. Showing impeccable sprinting skills, the teenager has rapidly risen to the main scheme of things. So much so that Wilson is being touted as the possible candidate to win Olympic gold at such a tender age. And these claims do not come just like that. 

Wilson has proven his worth by shocking the track community when he broke the Indoor world record in the 400m discipline for the U18 category. However, all of these successes would not have been possible if Wilson’s parents were unwilling to relocate.

Quincy Wilson’s Journey to Athletic Excellence

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Quincy Wilson was born to Monique and Roy Wilson. After witnessing their child taking a liking to running, they immediately decided to bank on it. Both Quincy’s father and mother started searching for a high school that would have a set of credible coaching teams to help their son on their journey. Unfortunately, his parents could not find a school matching their requirements in Chesapeake, Virginia. 

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Luckily, there was a school they knew that would be perfect for the budding Quincy Wilson. But there was a small problem. Bullis, in Potomac, was located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, which was miles from their current residence. However, without hesitating for a moment, Quincy’s parents decided to relocate to Maryland to provide the best guidance for their son. 

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The decision to relocate proved to be a life-changing one for Quincy Wilson. Under the guidance of a great coaching team, Quincy developed into a fully matured athlete. His most recent shenanigan came at the New Balance Nationals in Boston, and he might, in all probability make the US National team cut.

Wilson eyes Olympic berth after record-breaking run

Quincy Wilson set the track on fire when he ran 400m in just 45.76s, smashing the existing U18 world record. The significance of his performance is that the time is better than the track and field king, Usain Bolt himself when he was 19. Riding high on confidence, Quincy is now eyeing to go past the outdoor world record which stands at 43.03s by the South African athlete, Wayde Van Niekerk. 

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Another thing that Quincy Wilson has his eyes on is a berth in the Olympics. Speaking about the same, he said, The main goal is [the] June, July, August [timeframe] at the Olympics, so I want to be able to get myself ready and stay healthy.” According to reports, the 16-year-old phenom would be appearing for the trials in Eugene, in June.

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Disita Sikdar

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Disita is a writer at EssentiallySports, capturing viral moments in the sporting world. Her coverage includes prominent figures like Mathieu Van der Poel and Jonas Vingegaard in cycling. She also aces at live coverages of MotoGP events.
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Sampurna Pal