Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood are transgender sprinters that finished 1st, 2nd at the Connecticut girls indoor track championships.
Biological men competing as women is cheating. It is scientific fact that men are different from women. To deny this is to deny science.
Ladies you should refuse to run with them. Go to the meet and if they line up on the blocks with you just step out and let them race each other. No way it’s a fair or legitimate race.
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) February 24, 2019
Andraya Yearwood hears the comments, usually from adults and usually not to her face.
She shouldn’t be running, they say, not against girls.
Yearwood, a 17-year-old junior at Cromwell High School, is one of two transgender high school sprinters in Connecticut, transitioning to female.
She recently finished second in the 55-meter dash at the state open indoor track championships. The winner, Terry Miller of Bloomfield High, is also transgender and set a girls state indoor record of 6.95 seconds. Yearwood finished in 7.01 seconds and the third-place competitor, who is not transgender, finished in 7.23 seconds.
Miller and Yearwood also topped the 100-meter state championships last year, and Miller won the 300 this season.
Critics say their gender identity amounts to an unfair advantage, expressing a familiar argument in a complex debate for transgender athletes as they break barriers across sports around the world from high school to the pros.
“I have learned a lot about myself and about other people through this transition. I always try to focus most on all of the positive encouragement that I have received from family, friends and supporters,” Yearwood said. “I use the negativity to fuel myself to run faster.” More
I can’t recall any women identifying as men competing in sports. It’s always men identifying as women and it’s ruining women’s sports. A man pretending to be a woman has a severe advantage when competing against real biological women.
High time for women to boycott these events if they want to save women’s sports.
If not, we will lose a whole generation that knows better than wasting effort on a rigged game.
It will take ages to recover from this idiocy.
— Reinhard Kuhn (@kuhn_reinhard) February 24, 2019
Martina Navratilova, gay rights advocate recently faced criticism for a column she penned where she says that allowing transgender women to compete in women’s sporting events is insane and “cheating.” I 100% agree.
Sad for the girls who trained their whole lives to have to have the deck stacked against them.
— BREAKING NEWS AMERICA (@Breaking_NewsTN) February 24, 2019