JNEWS: McLaughlin, Willie [MC1985] sends a daughter to the Olympics



SportsNew Jersey teen ready to make Olympic history
By Brian Lewis
July 25, 2016 | 12:24am 

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Her brother, Taylor, holds the University of Michigan indoor 400 mark, sister Morgan ran at St. Peter’s University, and her mother ran the 400 in high school. As for her father, Willie? Just an All-American for Manhattan College who made the 400 semis at the 1984 Olympic Trials. And at this month’s trials, he and Mary were there supporting Sydney as her nerves threatened to get the best of her.

“The Olympic Trials is the single most stressful thing I’ve ever done in my life. You can’t understand the level of stress these athletes go through,” Willie said. “We always talk about [the Olympics] happening, but not so soon. We knew there was an outside chance of her making it … [and] she ended up getting on the team.”

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McLaughlin, Willie [MC1985] 

[JR: This was that fragment I couldn’t see two weeks ago.]  

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