Juggling act: Young hurdler McLaughlin balances expectations

 


Sydney McLaughlin can juggle . She can also ride a unicycle . And she has been known to juggle and ride a unicycle at the same time.

"But I haven't done both of them at the same time in a long time," the 400-meter hurdler added. "I'm getting older now."

About to turn 20 next month, she is juggling quite a few things these days — a new coach, living on the West Coast, making the transition from college to the pro circuit and the weight of lofty expectations. Her name constantly pops up among the ones to watch heading into the Tokyo Olympics next summer.

That's hardly a surprise: In 2016 an...



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