American wunderkid Quincy Wilson reveals how sister inspired him to set another record at 2024 Penn Relays

American wunderkid Quincy Wilson reveals how sister inspired him to set another record at 2024 Penn Relays

Mark Kinyanjui 07:00 - 30.04.2024

Wilson broke Usain Bolt's junior 400m record at the beginning of April, and set yet another individual record during his split as his team's anchor at the Pen Relays, even though his team fell a little short

Quincy Wilson, the sprint sensation from the Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland, continues to capture the spotlight in the world of track and field, despite his team falling short in the High School Boys 4x400 Championship of America at the 2024 Penn Relays. 

Wilson's individual performance nearly stole the show, leaving spectators and commentators in awe.

Wilson's exceptional splits of 44.37 and 44.69 during qualifying and the final, respectively, have etched his name in Penn Relays history.

 His 44.37 split stands as the fastest ever recorded by a high schooler at the prestigious event, highlighting his remarkable talent and potential.

Reflecting on his outstanding performances, which earned him the athlete of the meet award, Wilson expressed his emotions and motivations behind his remarkable feats. 

"Honestly, it feels amazing. I was doing it all for my sister. A major injury happened to her and I just told her I would go out there to run for her and my team and basically, it just came and it was amazing," Wilson shared.

Despite his individual success, Wilson remained humble and credited his team's hard work and dedication. 

"I honestly knew what my team and I have been working on every day. We have been working extremely hard and anything can happen at any time and adversity can come at any minute," he acknowledged. 

Wilson emphasized the importance of unity and collective effort, stating, "44 Was not about me. It was just my teammates, bringing them together."

Wilson's mindset and determination were evident as he adapted to the challenges of competition.

 "I just had to change my mindset from cruising through the prelims to going and giving it my all because I just knew I had to for the team," he explained.

At just 16 years old, Quincy Wilson's remarkable achievements at the Penn Relays have solidified his status as a rising star in the world of track and field. With his unwavering dedication and exceptional talent, Wilson is poised to continue making history and inspiring others in the sport.