In 2017, FloTrack and MileSplit traveled to Union Catholic High School in New Jersey to profile one of the sport's rising young stars, Sydney McLaughlin. We're unlocking this video during Black History Month to promote and honor the star's prominent figures.
When Sydney McLaughlin made the Olympics for Team USA as a 16-year-old last summer, she became the youngest track and field athlete to do so in more than 40 years. While the game-changer may become the best 400m hurdler the world has ever seen but right now, she's very much still a normal teenager -- most of the time.
McLaughlin gave FloTrack and MileSplit a tour of her New Jersey high school and reflected on her past and future in the sport of track and field in this exclusive documentary.