Olympian Sydney McLaughlin is coming to Kentucky

11/14/2016 09:44 PM

U.S. Olympian Sydney McLaughlin is coming to Kentucky. McLaughlin became the youngest U.S. track and field Olympian since 1972 this summer in Rio.

The 17-year old senior from Union Catholic High School ran the 400-meter hurdles and advanced all the way to the semifinals. She is viewed as one of the best high school track and field athletes in U.S. history and has set multiple high school records in hurdling.

McLaughlin chose Kentucky over USC. She told NJ.com that Kentucky is “where I felt more comfortable.”

Kendra Harrison, who broke the world record in the 100 meter hurdles this past summer, just graduated from Kentucky last year and McLaughlin said her success is a big reason she chose Kentucky.

McLaughlin plans to sign her national letter of intent on Wednesday.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton Abernathy is the producer for KSTV. A recent graduate from the University of Kentucky with a degree in journalism, Clayton covered UK sports throughout his four year college career for various radio and television stations, including an internship with KSTV last summer. He is passionate about UK sports, and loves to apply that passion to his work every day. He loves to eat, run, explore nature, jam with his buddies, and play basketball and golf on the weekends. You can follow Clayton on Twitter @Abernathy_cn2.

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