Sydney McLaughlin Breaks Personal Best In 400 Meter Hurdles, Sets New Junior World Record
On Sunday, high school track and field Olympian Sydney McLaughlin set a new junior world record in the 400 meter hurdles, breaking the one she previously set. McLaughlin was participating in the USA Track and Field Championship in Sacramento, California on Sunday when she clocked a 53.82 in the 400 meter hurdles, breaking her previous junior world record of 54.03 set at the state group championships. McLaughlin’s record setting day comes on the heels of her 49.85 split in the 4x400 of the Swedish Relay at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals. McLaughlin’s split is believed to be the fastest split by a female high school runner in track and field history. She also tied the state record for most individual career gold medals when she picked up wins in the 400 meter hurdles and 400 meter dash at the Meet of Champions a couple of weeks ago, giving her 11. Sunday's performance was the first time McLaughlin broke 54.00 in her career.