Sydney McLaughlin advances to 400m hurdles semifinals after easy heat win

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2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials - Day 10
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[caption id="attachment_357372" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)[/caption] It’s just too easy for Sydney McLaughlin right now. The former Kentucky track star turned nationwide superstar runner easily advanced to the semifinals of the 400-meter hurdles event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday night. In fact, she was so far ahead of the other runners towards the end of the race that she was able to take her time down the stretch. Just watch… She’s basically jogging. https://twitter.com/nbcolympics/status/1421265067048321026?s=21 McLaughlin currently holds the world record for the 400m hurdles with a time of 51.90 and finished today’s race with a comfortable time of 54.65. With the smooth victory, she advances to the semifinals, which is set for Monday morning. The finals are scheduled for Tuesday night. McLaughlin wasn’t the only former ‘Cat to move onto the semis. Jamacia’s Leah Nugent also qualified after starting the race in the lane next to McLaughlin. BIG congrats to both of our former ‘Cats and the best of luck to them in the semis!

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2021-09-25