Interview with Sydney after the race.
Updated 5:48 pm...
WORLD RECORD !!! 10:40.31 officially by the US squad of Emma Coburn, Sydney McLaughlin, Brenda Martinez, and Jenny Simpson in the DMR at the New Balance Grand Prix Saturday night. High school Olympian Sydney McLaughlin splits 52.32.
Coburn 3:18.40 - 1200m
McLaughlin 52.32 - 400m
Martinez 2:01.92 - 800m
Simpson 4:27.66 - 1600m
Below Written Saturday Morning 1/28
If you haven't heard as of yet, New Jersey's very own Olympian Sydney McLaughlin has been added to a star studded distance medley relay team attempting to take down a world record at the New Balance Grand Prix tonight in Boston, Massachusetts. Her teammates include other big names and fellow Olympians: Emma Coburn, Brenda Martinez, and Jenny Simpson. McLaughlin will be offering her 400 meter talents, an event where she holds a high school national record of 51.84 complimented by a US#2 all-time 300 meter performance of 37.11.
The current world record for the indoor DMR is 10:42.57, set in 2015 at this very meet, and Brenda Martinez returns from that team where she ran 4:27.77 for the 1600 meter leg. FloTrack has put together a great preview on the squad's potential to break the record as well as provide a little background on each of these talented athletes, you can read that feature here.
- Sydney McLaughlin Career Stats
- World Record Attempt Announcement
- McLaughlin Improves Her own 2nd All-Time 300 Meter
- Interview with McLaughlin after First Track Competition Since Olympics
- By Land or Air | Sydney McLaughlin US#1 Long Jump Opens Season
- USATF Names McLaughlin Youth Athlete of the Year
- HS Olympian Commits to University of Kentucky
If you are hoping to catch a glimpse of the action the NBC Sports Network will be showing this portion of the meet meet live tonight from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. So you'll have a chance to cheer them on when the DMR takes off at around 5:35 PM.
Schedule of Events
|3:20PM||Men's Masters Mile|
|3:22PM||Men's High Jump|
|3:24PM||MBTA Youth Relay|
|3:31PM||Women's Triple Jump|
|3:36PM||HS Girls' Sprint Medley Relay|
|3:46PM||Girls' Junior Mile|
|3:55PM||HS Boys' Sprint Medley Relay|
|4:10PM||Jesse Loubier Memorial Men's 300m|
|4:15PM||Women's Pole Vault|
|4:18PM||Boys' Junior Mile|
|4:47PM||Men's Long Jump|
|4:51PM||MBTA Women's 60m|
|5:35PM||New Balance Women's Distance Medley Relay|
|5:52PM||New Balance Men's Mile|