Olympians Are "Shook" About Sydney McLaughlin's Return To The Short Hurdles

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When Sydney McLaughlin won the Gatorade National Track & Field Athlete of the Year award this week, the world junior record holder told the press that she won't be returning to her specialty, the 400m hurdles, next year. Instead, she'll focus on the 100m hurdles and long jump during her freshman year at the University of Kentucky. This is an athlete who made the 2016 Olympic team as a 16-year-old, so needless to say, several Olympian short hurdlers are, well, "shook."



McLaughlin retweeted and liked Nia Ali's tweet, so it looks like it's all in good fun. Ali is the silver medalist from Rio and the only athlete from last year's U.S. sweep of the 100m hurdles to make the World Championships squad in London, as Olympic champion Brianna Rollins is in the midst of a year-long suspension from competition and bronze medalist Kristi Castlin placed sixth in the U.S. final.

Who didn't tweet? World record holder and U.S. champion Keni Harrison, who trains with Edrick Floreal at the University of Kentucky, aka she'll be McLaughlin's training partner next year. Harrison told us before USAs last week that she wants to try the 400m hurdles during the off year in 2018.

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NCAA XC Champs Scheduled For March 15, But Hurdles Remain

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The NCAA Division I Council has approved a proposal to hold the cross country national championships on March 15, 2021, although conflicts with indoor and outdoor track and field could still stymie the plan, the NCAA announced on Wednesday.

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If there was such a thing as a shot put video game, you could say that Ryan Crouser is putting up video game numbers in 2020. 

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On Wednesday, the Division I Competition Oversight Committee recommended that the NCAA Cross Country Championships take place on March 15, 2021, with field sizes of 255 per gender, according to a report from the committee.

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Johannes Vetter Launches 97.76m Javelin, Second Best In History

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Peres Jepchirchir Sets Women-Only Half-Marathon WR

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Just hours after Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands broke the world one-hour record on the track in Brussels, Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya broke the women-only world record for the half-marathon in Letná Park in Prague in the elite-only Prague 21.1 KM.  The petite athlete from Kapsabet clocked 1:05:34, smashing the ratified World Athletics record of 1:06:11 set by Netsanet Gudeta at the World Athletics Half-Marathon Championships in Valencia in March, 2018.

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