The 17-year-old track star came in 5th place with a time of 56.22 seconds, which unfortunately didn’t qualify her for the medal race.
“It’s just the end of my season, not the end of my career,” she shared with press afterwards. “It’s going to help me.”
Sydney added, “”I didn’t run the race I wanted to but now I know what it’s like to be here and go through this kind of thing and have the pressures of sleeping in a dorm room and seeing your competition in the food halls. It’s just practice and getting ready for the future. This wasn’t my time. It just showed that this is not the time for me. Just being here is amazing for me.”