Flashback Friday: Sydney McLaughlin Takes Over With Monster 400 Anchor At Meet Of Champs

Remember Sydney McLaughlin's 51.8 second split? 

It happened around this time a year ago at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions.

The current University of Kentucky freshman absolutely dominated in the anchor of the 4x400.  

From NJ.Milesplit in 2017

Union Catholic found themselves trailing by a large margin late in the 4x400 meter, an event which Union Catholic has won at this competition the past two years. 

That's when it comes in handy to have an Olympian anchoring your relay, as seen in the video above Sydney McLaughlin took the baton behind with a lot of ground to make up in second. It wasn't until heading into the final turn that she made contact with first place and powered forward from there to seal the victory. 

In the end McLaughlin threw down a magnificent 51.8 split and helped the team secure a NJ#1 US#7time of 3:50.82. The squad consisted of two freshmen and two seniors: Leena Morant FR 59.3, Cassandra Lamadieu SR 59.3, Felicia Quainoo FR 60.0, and Sydney McLaughlin SR 51.8. 

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