Sydney McLaughlin is one of the finest athletes in our sport. With so much promise, Sydney could go a long way. Her amazing running in high school, her focus, her sense of humor and her social media presense give her a strong presense in the sport and portends for fine future. Here is a piece on her visit to Monaco for the IAAF Golden Gala and Awards.
Sydney McLaughlin is the World Junior record holder for the 400 meter hurdles, which she set in June 2017. Her time of 53.82 for the 400 meter hurdles, one of the toughest events in our sport, is the High School record, National Junior Record and World Junior Record.
Sydney is training at the University of Kentucky under Edrick Floreal. Edrick is also coaching Kenni Harrison and Omar McLeod.
Sydney McLaughlin is at the IAAF Awards and Gala, which is held, Friday, November 24.
“The move was pretty smooth. My parents ask if I’m homesick and I keep saying no, so I think they’re pretty upset with me. I’m used to one hard day of training a week but now it’s two or three hard days. You could get away with a lot of things in high school but at the next level you can’t.” Ahead of the IAAF #AthleticsAwards, world U20 400m hurdles record holder @sydneymclaughlin16 reflects on the transition to college life. Photo: @carpfil