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July 30, 2021

Sydney McLaughlin advances to 400m hurdles semifinals after easy heat win

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm July 30, 2021 7/30/21

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It’s just too easy for Sydney McLaughlin right now. The former Kentucky track star turned nationwide superstar runner easily advanced to the semifinals of the 400-meter hurdles event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday night. In fact, she was so far ahead of the other runners towards the end of the race that she…

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Sydney McLaughlin, Keni Harrison begin quest for Olympic gold tonight

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:00pm July 30, 2021 7/30/21

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Got plans tonight? Cancel ’em or set the DVR. Several former Kentucky track stars, including Sydney McLaughlin and Keni Harrison, begin their quests for Olympic gold in primetime on NBC. Sydney McLaughlin will compete in heat three of the 400m hurdles at 8:16 p.m. ET. She set the world record in the event at the U.S.…

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July 25, 2021

This Week in ‘Cats in the Olympics

Kassidy Stumbo 9:00pm July 25, 2021 7/25/21 Comments Disabled

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After having to postpone due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it is finally that time. Yes, you guessed it. It’s Olympics time. This year, there are a record 20 Wildcats competing in Tokyo, representing 10 different countries in five different sports. When we say #OlympiansMadeHere we really mean Olympians are made here at the @universityofky A…

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July 13, 2021

Sydney McLaughlin one of NYT’s Top Athletes to Watch in Tokyo

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:30am July 13, 2021 7/13/21

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A former Kentucky Wildcat has been named one of the must-see athletes in the world at the Tokyo Olympics. Sydney McLaughlin is one of six track stars on The New York Times’ list of the top 40 athletes at the summer games, which begin next weekend. Her rival Daliah Muhammad also made the cut after…

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June 28, 2021

WATCH: Sydney McLaughlin on her World-Record 400m Hurdles run

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00am June 28, 2021 6/28/21

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Late last night, former Kentucky track star Sydney McLaughlin not only punched her ticket to the Tokyo Olympics, she became the first woman to EVER run the 400-meter hurdles in under 52 seconds. McLaughlin’s time of 51.90 seconds shattered the previous record of 52.16 seconds, set by defending Olympic and world champion Dalilah Muhammad, who…

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Today On KSR: Go Syd Go!

Drew Franklin 8:00am June 28, 2021 6/28/21

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Sydney McLaughlin set a new world record in the women’s 400-meter hurdles with a 51.90-second run in Sunday night’s U.S. Olympic track and field trials. In doing so, the former Wildcat became the first woman to run the 400-meter hurdles in under 52 seconds, and punched her ticket to Tokyo with Team USA, as expected.…

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June 25, 2021

Sydney McLaughlin’s run to the Tokyo Olympics begins this evening

Jack Pilgrim 12:00pm June 25, 2021 6/25/21

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Former Kentucky track and field superstar Sydney McLaughlin begins her road to the Tokyo Olympics today. Competing in arguably the strongest track and field event, the 400m Hurdles, the 21-year-old star is set to make her debut in this year’s Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. She’ll start today with a first-round run at 6:35 p.m.…

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July 25, 2020

Have you spotted Sydney McLaughlin in the new Gatorade commercial?

Nick Roush 1:00pm July 25, 2020 7/25/20

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Sports are back. Gatorade is celebrating their return from the coronavirus pandemic with a new campaign starring former UK track and field star, Sydney McLaughlin. McLaughlin was set to hurdle her way onto the podium at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Postponed for a year, during her free time she’s been working with Gatorade. In…

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April 14, 2020

LOOK: The Guardian Profiles Sydney McLaughlin as She Prepares for Tokyo Olympics

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm April 14, 2020 4/14/20 Comments Disabled

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Sydney McLaughlin is going to have to wait at least one more year before she can go for gold at the Tokyo Olympics. Over at The Guardian, they caught up with the former Kentucky track star to see how she’s been preparing for the Olympics following its postponement to 2021. McLaughlin discussed how she first participated…

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October 27, 2019

Sydney McLaughlin returns to Lexington for UK-filled weekend

Maggie Davis 9:55pm October 27, 2019 10/27/19

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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…

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