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UK Track & Field commit records fastest 400-meter split by a high schooler


Kentucky Track & Field commit Sydney McLaughlin ran a 49.85 400-meter split on the anchor of the Swedish Relay at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals on Friday.

That time is believed to be the fastest one-split by a schoolgirl in track and field history. The previous best split was a 50.78 that was set only byMcLaughlin herself at the Penn Relays in April.

McLaughlin’s relay team finished with a time of 2:05.93, which broke the national record in the Swedish Relay at the event with a time of 2:05.93. The previous record was 2:07.99, which was set by McLaughlin and Union Catholic.

McLaughlin was not done yet. She broke her own national record and world junior record in the 400m hurdles with a time of 54.03. Her previous best was 54.15.

I don’t know about you all, but I’m excited to see her compete at Kentucky.

Article written by Kindsey Bernhard

Lover of dogs, sports and beer. @kindseybernhard

2 responses to “UK Track & Field commit records fastest 400-meter split by a high schooler”

  1. BigBlueMeade

    I hope people realize how special of a talent this girl is. As a running enthusiasts I could not be more happy to see her run at UK. A lot of HS athletes at her elite level have turned pro, and I’m glad she will at least compete for a season at the collegiate level.

    1. Eazy

      I first saw her lady year competing in the Olympics. It’s awesome that she committed to UK shortly thereafter! Very pretty girl, too.