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NEW BALANCE INDOOR GRAND PRIX

Sydney McLaughlin runs away with 500 meters at New Balance Indoor Grand Prix

Sydney McLaughlin left the field behind in the 500 meters at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix at the Reggie Lewis Center.Matthew J. Lee/globe staff

All eyes were on Sydney McLaughlin heading into the 24th iteration of the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury Saturday. She did not disappoint.

In the final event of the night, the 19-year-old New Jersey native, who as a high school junior reached the semifinals of the 400-meter hurdles at the Olympic Games in Rio, darted to a first-place finish in the women’s 500 meters with a time of 1:09.46. Ashley Taylor finished in second, nearly three seconds (1:12.22) off McLaughlin’s pace.

“It was a great day,” McLaughlin told the International Association of Athletic Foundations after the meet.

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McLaughlin’s was not the only impressive performance by up-and-coming names in US track and field.

In the women’s 300 meters, 22-year-old Kendall Ellis (36.97) eked out a win, edging Harvard standout and Northampton native Gabby Thomas (personal-best 37.03) by 0.6 seconds.

The men’s 800 meters also came down to the wire, 0.3 seconds . In the end, 21-year-old Donavan Brazier prevalied with a time of 1:45.91. Clayton Murphy, 23, finished second with a personal-best 1:45.94.

Raevyn Rogers from the University of Oregon clocked in at 1:27.31 to claim first in the women’s 600 meters.

In his professional debut, 21-year-old USC star Rai Benjamin won the men’s 300 meters with a time of 32.55.

American Maggie Ewen put the shot 63 feet 3¼ inches, setting a personal and meet best in the process. Katie Nageotte won the women’s pole vault with a jump of 15 feet 11¼ inches.

Gabriela Stafford edges Elinor Purrier at the finish line of the mile run. matthew j. lee/globe staff
From left to right, Freddie Crittenden, Jarret Eaton and Aleec Harris compete in the 60 meter hurdles, won by Eaton.matthew j. lee/globe staff
Yomif Kejelcha (first place) looks back to check on Bethwell Birgen (second place) in the mile run. matthew j. lee/globe staff
Konstanze Klosterhalfen and Jenny Simpson, who finished first and second, lead the pack in the 5,000-meter run.matthew j. lee/globe staff
Katie Nageotte reacts as she clears the bar to win the pole vault. matthew j. lee/globe staff