Last week, at US juniors, the sprint action was special.
By now, you've probably heard about how the US junior records at 100 on the boys and girls sides went down.
Florida State signee Trentavis Friday of North Carolina, aged 19, ran 10.00 in the semis before false starting in the final. He made amends for the FS by running a wind-aided 20.03 in the 200. 10th grader Kaylin Whitney of Florida, aged 16, ran 11.10 to break Angela Williams 11.10 mark. She then came back and ran 22.49 in the 200 (HS record is Allyson Felix at 22.11).
However, neither of those was the most amazing performance in our mind, however.
You likely haven't heard what 14-year old Sydney McLaughlin , of New Jersey did. Yes 14 (just finished freshman year).
Prior to World Juniors, she became the first person to win 100h and 400h at the same NJ Meet Of Champions. She also ran a 52.2 on the 4 x 400.
Here is a great article on that feat:
At US juniors last week, she came within .20 of beating the NCAA champ, Shamier Little, in the 400h.
McLaughlin ran 55.63 to Little's 55.43. We thought Little was an incredible prodigy (and she is) but McLaughlin is absurdly good.
55.63 is the #2 time in US HS hirtory, is 20th in the world and yet she can't go to world juniors because at age 14, she's too young!!!