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Incoming UK Track & Field star on the cover of Sports Illustrated

John Calipari has a new crop of highly-touted freshmen on campus, but no new Wildcat is as popular and as accomplished as the new face of UK Track & Field, Sydney McLaughlin.

A 2016 Olympian, McLaughlin signed with Kentucky in November of last year. Now she is on the cover of Sports Illustrated after being named a “Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year.” caught up with McLaughlin at the Gatorade Player of the Year awards ceremony to talk about her young career, moving to Kentucky and her recruiting video with John Calipari.

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Article written by Drew Franklin

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3 responses to “Incoming UK Track & Field star on the cover of Sports Illustrated”

  1. TBW3011

    She’s a pro already. You can tell she’s been interviewed for years already.

  2. the ghost of Bill Hicks

    I am suddenly interested in women’s track and field.

  3. Waterview1

    Got a feeling Miss Sydney is going to be a major on-campus celebrity.