Sydney McLaughlin

Sydney McLaughlin Parents

Her parents are Willie McLaughlin & Mary McLaughlin

Willie McLaughlin Sydney Parent

Rio 2016
Sydney McLaughlin 400M Hurdles

In the beginning (according to Wikipedia)….

McLaughlin belongs to an athletic family; her father Willie was a semi-finalist in the 400 meters at the 1984 Olympic Trials, her mother Mary was a runner in high school, and her older brother Taylor is also a sprinter and hurdler. She attends Union Catholic Regional High School in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, and has been successful academically. McLaughlin took up running at an early age, following Taylor and their older sister Morgan

THE REAL DEAL (according to our sources):

Sydney grew up in New Jersey and played a lot of sports. Her family always knew she would eventually focus on track and field at some point and sure enough she did.

Young Sydney

As a freshman in high school, Sydney was dominating her entire state and went on to set world junior records in the 400M hurdles.

Sydney McLaughlin

Take a look at her record breaking run.

She has an older brother who is a freshman at the University of Michigan. He runs the 400M hurdles also and participated at the U.S. Olympics trials.

Taylor McLaughlin and Sydney

Sydney was extremely nervous before her races at the U.S. Olympic Trails in Eugene, Oregon. She was able to gather her composure because her parents Willie and Mary both were in attendance and encouraging her throughout the heats.

Sydney McLaughlin hurdles

Fortunately Sydney placed third in the 400M Hurdle finals. She is the youngest track and field Olympian since 1972. She will be making the trip to Rio with her family and possibly taking home a medal back to New Jersey. Her parents will be proud if she’s able to accomplish a gold, silver or bronze.

Sydney McLaughlin Qualifies

Being the youngest USA Track and Field Olympian in the last 40 years has added a lot of pressure for Sydney in Rio. She is very fortunate that her parents Willie and Mary will be there supporting her every step of the way. No doubt she’ll feel the nerves again but we expect a great performance nonetheless.

NJ Homecoming

Sydney has returned home to New Jersey to rest and prepare for next month’s Olympic Games. She is looking forward to getting a bit of relaxation and returning to her normal routine. Currently, she carries a 3.55 G.P.A in high school so we can expect her to remain disciplined in her approach to Rio. Willie & Mary McLaughlin believe she has a real shot at medaling.




Sydney McLaughlin Fame

Her celebrity peaked during the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials.


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She is searched 12,100 times per month and its increasing over 500%.



4 thoughts on “Sydney McLaughlin Parents

  1. Hi McLaughlin Family:
    We recieved a call while at my sister’s house from our cousin Kenny McLaughlin who lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina informing us that Sydne McLaughlin our cousin was in the Rio Olympics. We understand that you live in NJ, while we are across the river in n.y. would like to meet our family on the otherside of the water. So, let me start by saying my father is your grandfather’s Uncle: Haward McLaughlin. I am his son Willie McLaughlin.
    We are interested in meeting you. If you are interested in meeting. Please don’t hesitate to call us. Willie McLaughlin, 516 580 3383. GOD Bless. We look forward to meeting with you. Have a great day.


  2. I am working on the McLaughlin Family tree. I am looking for family members from NC. I am willing to show what I have and have folks fill in the blanks.


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