Olympic track phenom and UKÂ freshman Sydney McLaughlin made her Kentucky debut tonight, and to no one’s surprise, she dominated the competition.
McLaughlin finished the Hoosier Open 300m in 36.12 seconds, good for the world junior record.
Here’s the race:
Sydney McLaughlin and Jasmine Camacho-Quinn go 1-2 in the Hoosier Open 300m. @GoSydGo with the Field House record in her collegiate debut.
1. McLaughlin: 36.12
2. @JCamachoQuinn: 37.91
4. Clarke: 38.31
5. Oliver (alumna): 38.35
7. Barnes: 38.48
â€” UK Track & Field (@KentuckyTrack) December 9, 2017
UK’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn also finished second in the race at 37.91 seconds.
According to the official UK Track and Field account, McLaughlin’s time is No. 2 collegiate and US all-time, best non-altitude, and sixth on the all-time indoor world list.
When the Olympic phenom made the decision to come to Kentucky, we all knew she’d be special. Shattering records in her first race? Now that’s just crazy.
Congratulations to McLaughlin for the impressive start!