16-year-old Quincy Wilson becomes youngest American male track Olympian ever

Quincy Wilson, a 16-year-old high school junior from Potomac, Maryland, has become the youngest American male track Olympian by qualifying for the 4x400 relay team for the Paris Olympics.

Wilson shared his excitement on social media, posting about his selection with the caption "WE GOING TO THE OLYMPICS" and showcasing his official USA team uniform.

At the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, Wilson finished sixth in the men's 400-meter final, securing his spot on the relay team and expressing gratitude for the opportunity.

Leading up to the trials, Wilson broke the world's under-18 400-meter record twice, setting a new record in the semifinals and surpassing his own previous record.

Wilson joins track stars Quincy Hall, Michael Norman, and Chris Bailey, who finished ahead of him in the trials, as part of the U.S. Olympic track team heading to Paris.

According to Olympics historian Bill Mallon, Wilson is the youngest male track Olympian in U.S. history, following in the footsteps of Esther Stroy, the youngest American track and field athlete who competed at age 15 in 1968.

Wilson's qualification adds to Team USA's excitement as other prominent athletes like Simone Biles and Suni Lee also secured spots for the Paris Olympics, highlighting a strong American contingent across various sports.