FAMOUS FRIDAY: My Friend, Sydney McLaughlin

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Not often you can write a Famous Friday on a good family friend you’ve known all your life, but this time, I can!

Meet my friend, Sydney McLaughlin. we grew up going to church together in New Jersey. Sydney is the third of the four amazing McLaughlin kids. Both of their parents were track sensations when they were young and the kids are following in their proud parent’s footsteps. Sydney’s list of state and national records and awards is a long one. She specializes in the 400 and 200 meters and from day one of her high school career, everyone knew she was the kind of super gifted athlete that does not come along very often. Sydney, who is reigning World Youth Champion in the 400 meter hurdles, and her older brother Taylor were named last year as the Fastest Siblings in High School Track and Field. Just two weeks ago, Sydney broke the state record in the girls 400-meter run with a time of 53.34! She has NEVER lost a 400 hurdles race. NEVER. All she does is win, win, win! Despite all this sucess at a young age, Sydney is a very sweet and humble girl.

My friend is only a junior in high school, but she has already become a legend. I am pretty sure we will get to cheer her on in the Olympics one day. GO SYDNEY!!!syd

– Karson Baldwin, President Project RACE Kids