Name: Sydney McLaughlin
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 400-meter Hurdles
Height: 5-9
Weight: 132
DOB: 8/7/1999
Birthplace: New Brunswick, N.J.
Hometown: Dunellen, N.J.
High School: Union Catholic Regional High School (Scotch Plains, N.J.) ‘17
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016, 17th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 - gold (4x400-meter relay), silver (400-meter hurdles)
  • Years of Participation: 2019
  • Medals: 2 (1 gold, 1 silver)
  • Gold: 2019 (4x400-meter relay)
  • Silver: 2019 (400-meter hurdles)
Personal: Daughter of Willie and Mary McLaughlin...Has two brothers, Ryan and Taylor, and one sister, Morgan...Is the youngest U.S. Olympian to compete in track and field since 1972...Set a junior world record in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, breaking the previous mark set by Leslie Maxie in 1984...Has not lost a high school race – indoor or outdoor – since June 14, 2014...Named the 2015-16 Gatorade Girls National High School Track and Field Athlete of the Year...Volunteers for the Central Jersey Chapter of Hope Worldwide, distributing fire safety and disaster relief information to residents on behalf of the American Red Cross and assisting with the Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.