Olympian Sydney McLaughlin Chooses the University of Kentucky

Video from McLaughlin's win at the NPA Group Championships.

New Jersey and National high school legend Sydney McLaughlin has chosen the University of Kentucky to continue her education and athletic career. The news was broken Monday night by Jim Lambert of NJ Advance Media. 

McLaughlin, who has made a historic career at Union Catholic High School, advanced to the 400m hurdles semifinal round at the Rio Olympics this past summer at the young age of 17. At July's U.S. Olympic Trials, she was 16 when she placed third in a new national high school record and world junior (U-20) record of 54.15. 

According to Lambert's article the University of Southern California was her only other visit. Check out stories about her great 2016 campaign above and her personal bests below, if you would like to see her full career stats head on over to her MileSplit profile

Personal Records - Career Stats
  • 55mH (in) - 7.60
  • 60mH (in) - 8.17
  • 100mH - 13.34
  • 300m (in) - 37.49
  • 400mH - 54.15
  • 400m (in) - 51.84
  • 400m - 51.87
  • Long Jump - 19-1.25

Photo by Eric Taylor