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.
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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.