Sydney McLaughlin broke the 300 meter national record on Friday night running 36.82 in New York, and the very next day she came to compete in the 400 meter at the NJSIAA Group Non-Public A State Championships in New Jersey.
In an unusual set of circumstances however she did not have a 400 meter time from this season, an event which she also holds the national record in, requiring her to run from the unseeded heat. No matter for the high school Olympian as she posted a 54.27 US#3 during what was basically a time trial after she sprinted ahead of the heat around the track.
She holds the all-time venue record of 53.34 for the 400 meter at the John Bennett Indoor Complex, which was performed last year at the Meet of Champions so keep an eye out for that next week. Her national indoor record of 51.84 was she set at New Balance Indoor Nationals in 2016.