GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Quincy Wilson made another statement on Sunday at adidas Outdoor Nationals.
The teenager from Chesapeake, Virginia -- a routine headline-grabber for his age group -- ran the nation's No. 1 time at 400 meters, lowering his all-time outdoor best to 49.65 seconds, which nearly equaled his indoor personal best of 48.81 -- a time he accomplished in March at adidas Indoor Nationals.
At this point, though, Wilson knows how to turn it up.
On Sunday, he understood the assignment: Drive, drive, drive.
By the final straightaway, as he gapped second place Kamaal Ryan in the final meters, he turned in his second outdoor performance under 50 seconds since April -- and his fifth overall over 2022 -- when he ran 49.95 seconds.
If history serves us any lesson, though, he's probably just getting started.
Wilson, 14, annually competes well into the summer and concludes his track and field season at the AAU Junior Olympic Games.
This year, that event returns to North Carolina A&T.
Perhaps this is just the beginning of what could be another record summer season for the emerging Track 757 star.
* Quincy Wilson powers down the homestretch in the middle school 400m
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