Quincy Wilson Makes Relay Pool, Christian Miller Left Off

* Bullis School's Quincy Wilson (left) and Creekside's Christian Miller were among athletes considered for the U.S. relay pool

Photo Credit: USA Today

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It was ecstasy and heartbreak for two equally talented high school track and field stars on Sunday. 

Phone calls came for both Quincy Wilson and Christian Miller, the extraordinarily talented 16- and 18-year-old sprinters from Maryland and Florida, after their exploits at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. 

Wilson finished sixth in the men's 400m, clocking a time of 44.94, while Miller was fifth in the men's 100m, pocketing a wind-legal effort of 9.98. 

The Bullis School rising junior got his wish, accepting his selection into the U.S. Olympic team headed to Paris, though Miller's phone call was more bittersweet, as he was not selected to represent the U.S. team in the men's 4x100 relay. 

The final team roster for Team U.S. will not become official until July 8. 

Relay coaches and USATF officials began reaching out to athletes following the final day of action at the U.S. Trials on June 30.

Wilson's performance at the Trials was one for the books. The high schooler reached the men's 400 meter final, clocking a sixth-place finish in 44.94 seconds. He ran a opening round time of 44.66 to begin the event and followed by lowering that mark to 44.59 in the semifinals. 

Wilson, a rising Bullis School junior, broke a World U18 record and national high school record with his first two performances. The previous high school record of 44.69, last accomplished by Darrell Robinson in 1982, had stood for 42 years. 

Miller's performance was just as good. The Creekside graduate and Georgia signee ran 10.22 in the opening round, then blitzed through the semifinals in a wind-assisted 9.94 seconds. He was the fastest starter out of the blocks in the final, ultimately finishing fifth. 

The U.S. men's team will have to fill out its roster for the mixed relay and the men's 4x400 teams. 

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