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 is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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