Nine-time Olympic medalist Allyson Felix did when she graduated high school in 2003.Felix and Sydney were teammates in Rio, and Sydney wouldn't mind following in her footsteps in solidifying herself as one of the best on the track.While UK's men's basketball team has brought in recruits-turned-NBA-All-Stars like John Wall and Karl-Anthony Towns under the tutelage of coach John Calipari, the highest-profile recruit to land on campus this year isn't hooping.She's running." The Lexington locals are familiar with her resume too.
"She's sucking up the information like she's thirsty," he says.
I feel that I have been blessed with the talent to run for a reason.” As the daughter of two “educators”, she was also precociously gifted in gymnastics and basketball but since her stellar junior years has continued to describe the track as a calling.
It's a Snapchat-worthy moment: Sydney Mc Laughlin is squeezed in between members of the University of Kentucky track team on a small set of bleachers, throwing deuces and mean-mugging into her phone with her squad.
It has had a big impact on my life.” Although the capital holds inspirational memories for Felix, now a relative elder stateswoman at 28, her three gold medals at the London Olympics have clearly impinged little upon the aura of quiet serenity derived from her devout Christianity.
“I don’t define myself through my running, I do so by my identity and my faith.