Rupp Arena had an extra-special guest in attendance for Sunday night’s basketball game against Georgetown College, as former Wildcat Sydney McLaughlin served as the honorary “Y” of the night. McLaughlin, a New Jersey native, competed for the University of Kentucky track and field team during her freshman year before signing with New Balance and joining a long list of successful UK one-and-dones in the professional leagues.
She made the most of her only year in Lexington, shattering every possible record in her events and dominating more national and international competitions than you can count. Now, she’s positioned to be one of the biggest names on the track at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, all while representing the Wildcats.
— FloTrack (@FloTrack) June 9, 2018
KSR’s wonderful videographer, Bradley McKee, caught her big “Y” moment on video. Check it out here or on our YouTube channel.
When the track star returned to Lexington this weekend, she was actually recognized not once, but twice for her many accomplishments. McLaughlin was also brought onto the field during Kentucky’s football game against Missouri Saturday night, alongside a few other UK track and field alumni.
It’s always great to have former Cats back in the Bluegrass.