Future Stars: These Three Sophomores Rise To The Occasion

* Quincy Wilson resets his U.S. No.1 400m mark again

Photo Credit:  David Nguyen / MileSplit

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Across the country we are seeing athletes get ready to compete in their state championships. For some athletes, their state championships for the outdoor season have already been conducted over this past weekend. 

This is the "grind time" of the outdoor season, as every race at this point usually holds some weight towards how things are gonna play out for these athletes and the end of their seasons. 

Though everyone is trying their best to throw down top tier performances, we have seen yet again that the underclassmen know how to get it done when it matters. 

Here is this week's round up of future stars.

photo credit: Nevin Watson / MileSplit

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North Cobb High School (GA)

Class of 2026

Only a sophomore out of Kennesaw, Georgia, Robinson ran the fastest mark in the country last week for the 300m Hurdles event at the GHSA 7A Sectional B  regional meet.

Her new U.S. No. 1 mark of 40.51 also ranks her at the No. 18 position on the all-time list for the race. And No. 5 all-time in the sophomore class rankings. Things are looking good for Robinson, and she still has two more years of high school to go. 

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Bullis School (MD)

Class of 2026

Already a household name in the track & field world, Quincy Wilson continues to prove just how good he really is. 

The sophomore hailing from Maryland continues to better himself week after week. He did so again by dropping a new personal best and new U.S. No. 1 in the 400m this past weekend at Puma's East Coast International Showcase. With a new mark of 45.17, Quincy now holds the U.S. No. 8 position on the all-time list. And the No. 2 position on the all-time sophomore list. 

*Taylor ( right side) finishes hard to take second place at UIL Championships. 
photo credit: Chance Kirby / MileSplit
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Harlan (TX)

Class of 2026

The sophomore out of San Antonio, Texas, held his own last weekend.

Taylor ended up taking second in the 100m dash finals at the UIL State Track & Field Championships in the 6A division. He loss to the current U.S. number one. The same race were Taylor's new personal wind-legal best mark of 10.28, is now holding at the U.S. No. 2 position. 

This performance also ties the Texan at the No. 4 position on the sophomore all-time list for the event.