Sydney McLaughlin earns USATF Athlete of the Week following World U20 record in 400m hurdles

Sydney McLaughlin earns USATF Athlete of the Week following World U20 record in 400m hurdles

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Rio Olympian Sydney McLaughlin (Dunellen, New Jersey) broke her own world U20 record in the 400m hurdles last Friday in 54.03 at the NJSIAA Group Championships. The recent high school graduate went on to run a 51.88 400m later that day, ranking the third-fastest, same day 400m/400m hurdles double of all time.

McLaughlin previously broke the 400m hurdles record in 2016 at the U.S. Olympic Trials - Track & Field.

Other notable performances:

Olympic gold medalist Tori Bowie (Sandhill, Mississippi) conquered a straight 150m at adidas Boost Boston Games on Sunday, setting a world best in 16.30 (0.1m/s).

Multiple-time USATF Mountain Running Team member Addie Bracie (Summerfield, North Carolina) made yet another national team by winning the women’s USATF Mountain Running Championships in 53:56.

High school senior Lynna Irby (Indianapolis, Indiana) made history by sweeping the 100m, 200m and 400m at Indiana state finals for the fourth consecutive year, winning 12 state titles in as many attempts.

Camille Herron (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) won the Comrades Marathon in 6:27:35 and became the first American female to win the historic 89 km ultramarathon since 1997.

Joe Gray (Colorado Spring, Colorado) bested the men’s field to win the USATF Mountain Running Championships in 45:49, a full 23 seconds ahead of second place.

Now in its 16th year, USATF’s Athlete of the Week program is designed to recognize outstanding performers at all levels of the sport. USATF names a new honoree each week and features the athlete on Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.

2017 Winners: January 5, Miranda Melville; January 12, Leonard Korir; January 19, Jordan Hasay; January 26, Keni Harrison; February 2, Michael Wardian; February 9, Mikey Brannigan; February 16, Ajee’ Wilson; February 23, Kathy Martin; March 2, Keturah Orji; March 9, Noah Lyles; March 16, Christian Walker; March 23, Allen Woodard; March 30, Bob Lida; April 6, Anna Rohrer; April 12, Sydney McLaughlin; April 19, Ben True; April 26, Jordan Hasay; May 3, Clayton Murphy; May 10, Gwen Berry; May 17, Christian Coleman; May 24, Joe Kovacs; May 31, Christian Taylor; June 7, Sydney McLaughlin.

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To nominate an athlete for USATF Athlete of the Week, please send a detailed email about his/her performance to [email protected]