Two transgender girls win track in high-school competition

Their victory caused a debate on how fair it was for them to compete against girls

Two biologically male runners, who identify as transgender girls, are continuing to dominate high school girls’ track in Connecticut.
High school juniors Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood took first and second place in the state open indoor track championships Feb. 16, The Associated Press noted in a report. Both Miller and Yearwood are biological males who identify as transgender girls.
One of their competitors, high school junior Selina Soule, told the AP it was unfair to force female runners to compete against male runners.
“We all know the outcome of the race before it even starts; it’s demoralising,” said Soule. “I fully support and am happy for these athletes for being true to themselves. They should have the right to express themselves in school, but athletics have always had extra rules to keep the competition fair.”
Miller is the third-fastest runner in the country in the girls’ 55-meter dash. Yearwood is close behind, tied for seventh nationally.
Miller and Yearwood’s success is just the latest instance of male athletes, who identify as transgender, excelling in women’s sports.