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Bullis' Quincy Wilson Earns a Spot on the U.S. Track and Field Team for the Paris Olympic Games

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Bullis' Quincy Wilson Earns a Spot on the U.S. Track and Field Team for the Paris Olympic Games

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 1, 2024

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Quincy Wilson makes U.S. Olympics

Quincy Wilson at U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR. (Patrick Smith / Getty Images)

Quincy Wilson, Bullis class of 2026, has been selected for the U.S. Olympic Team as part of the men’s 4x400-meter relay pool for the Paris Games. If he competes in Paris, he will become the youngest male U.S. track and field Olympian ever.

Wilson earned the roster spot after a historic performance at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, Oregon, where he placed sixth in the 400-meter final with a time of 44.94 seconds. The momentous performance came on the heels of two record-breaking races. In his first-round heat on Friday, June 21, Wilson broke the under-18 world record in the 400-meter—a record previously held by Darrell Robinson for 42 years—with a time of 44.66 seconds. On Sunday, June 23, Wilson once again set new personal and world records with a time of 44.59 seconds, finishing third in his seminal heat and earning a spot in the final.

Wilson, who recently concluded his sophomore year at Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland, has shattered numerous records as a member of the renowned Bullis Track and Field team, led by two-time National Coach of the Year, Joe Lee. In the week before the U.S. Team Trials, Wilson set a 400-meter meet record at the New Balance Nationals in Philadelphia, securing a national championship and All-American status while also anchoring Bullis’ 4x400 relay team to win another national title. At the New Balance Nationals Indoor meet in March, Wilson captured the high school indoor 400-meter record with a time of 45.76 seconds and anchored Bullis’ 4x400 team, helping to surpass their own national record with a time of 3:11.87 seconds.

Wilson's extraordinary accomplishments and thoughtful interviews on his biggest stage yet come as no surprise to the Bullis community, which has seen him earn two of Bullis’ most prestigious honors—the freshman Manuel José Baca, Jr. Joy of Living Award and sophomore Head of Upper School Award—and a place on the honor roll. In his remarks at the Recognition Ceremony on May 17, Head of Upper School Robert Pollicino noted the impact Wilson has had on the Bullis community: “Quincy, you are seen as a student, leader, athlete, artist, explorer, and, most importantly, as a true friend. Your humility, insight, and reflective conversations with peers are seen as a guiding light in our community.”

Coach Joe Lee will continue to support Wilson on his road to Paris, serving as both coach and mentor. The Bullis Track and Field program has flourished under Lee’s direction. In his 11 years at the school, his teams have won 13 conference championships and produced stars who have earned numerous accolades at local, state, and national levels while competing against the most talented athletes in the country and beyond. Known for maximizing his athletes’ potential through keen attention to detail, hard work, and positivity, Lee has prepared runners, throwers, and jumpers to compete at the highest levels of NCAA track and field.

In reflecting on Wilson’s accomplishments at the U.S. Trials, Bullis’ Head of School, Christian Sullivan, said, “We are immensely proud of Quincy. What he accomplished at the U.S. Team Trials was thrilling for our entire community to watch as we cheered him on. His poise, sportsmanship, and ability to perform under pressure reflect who he is at Bullis every day. In addition to being a phenomenal athlete, he is a consummate scholar who encourages all his classmates to strive to be their best. What you saw at the Team Trials when Quincy was interviewed in front of a national audience is who he always is—humble, positive, and grateful. We see big things in every aspect of Quincy’s future, and we’re beyond proud to see him represent our country in Paris.”


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Summary: Quincy Wilson, Bullis class of 2026, earned a roster spot on the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris after a record-breaking performance at the U.S. Team Trials. If he runs in Paris, he will become the youngest male U.S. track and field athlete in history to compete at the Olympics.

About Bullis: Bullis is a K-12 independent school that prepares students to be impactful global citizens. Students develop passions and build real-world skills as they explore myriad opportunities in academics, arts, athletics, and service. The spirit of joyfulness is evident throughout the Bullis campus as students, faculty, and families connect with each other and build meaningful relationships. Students learn in an environment that offers a demanding curriculum and supportive teachers who champion student growth, accomplishment, and well-being.