On Thursday during the Florida Relays New Jersey's own Sydney McLaughlin, a freshman at the University of Kentucky, ran the fourth fastest World Junior all-time 200 meter performance with a 22.39. She continued to shine, despite the rain, on Friday when she ran the third fastest collegiate 400 meter all-time and a NCAA freshman record of 50.07! Again.. that was in the RAIN.
Women's 400 Meter Results
1 Sydney McLaughlin FR Kentucky 50.07T 1 2 Sharrika Barnett JR Florida 50.93 1 3 Brionna Thomas SR Purdue 51.72 1 4 Taylor Manson FR Florida 52.43 2 5 Jahneya Mitchell SR Purdue 52.68 2 6 Akua Obeng-Akrofi SR Columbia 52.75 1 7 Aliyah Abrams JR South Carolina 52.91 1 8 Chloe Abbott SO Purdue 53.08 1
After her 200 meter performance Todd Grasley of the Florida MileSplit site caught up with Sydney McLaughlin to discus her NCAA Outdoor debut. Listen to that in the video above and check out her 400 meter dash in the UK tweet below.