Transgender cross country runner dominates new competition after battling kids

One year after finishing 72nd as a freshman in a boys cross countrythe transgender woman now a sophomore is dominating her new competition.

The Seattle Academy student, a 5,000 meter runnerhas two wins, including one in a conference championship, and three top-two finishes in eight races this season, having finished no worse than 22nd. As an identified male, the student has never finished higher than 25th.

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Outside the Seattle Academy in Seattle.

Outside the Seattle Academy in Seattle.
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On November 5, he participated in the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. (WIAA) State Finals 1A in Washington, finishing his career in 18th place with a time of 20:31.3. If the sophomore had competed in the boys’ division, her time would have given her a 145th place.

in the past year Emerald South Conference Championships, the student, then male, finished 72nd in the men’s division with a time of 20:40.6. This year, now competing as a girl, she finished first with a school record time of 19:14.5.

Last year, the runner finished 134th in the 14th Annual Twilight XC Invitational at 19:46.50. This year, he was 12th, finishing just 2.6 seconds faster.

“allowing [the student] competing against biological girls deprives other girls’ teams of the opportunity to compete in the state [which is a big deal]a coach at the student conference told TikTok’s Libs. “Yes [she] competed in the boys division, [she] would rank 56th on the men’s team.”

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“[The student] she is bigger than any of the girls and unabashedly takes first place on the podium,” another parent told the outlet. “Now my daughter is competing against a man for scholarships. And we can’t even say anything. You can’t even approach it in a nice way without being labeled a hateful fan. You will receive threats against you.”

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In 2007, WIAA adopted the International Olympic Committee’s position that transgender people can participate in sports in their reassigned gender as long as they have undergone surgery and have had a minimum of two years of hormonal treatments. Eleven years later, the association updated its stance, saying that a male-to-female student “must have one calendar year of medically documented testosterone suppression therapy to be eligible to participate on a women’s team.”

However, last year, the WIAA dropped all medical screening requirements and stated that athletes can participate in activities “in a manner that is consistent with their gender identity.”

“Athletes will participate in programs consistent with their gender identity or the most consistently expressed gender,” they said. “School personnel responsible for student eligibility will work collaboratively with the student-athlete to determine eligibility.”

A transgender woman now dominates her new competition in Seattle.

A transgender woman now dominates her new competition in Seattle.
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WIAA issued a statement to Fox News Digital noting the league’s “gender identity eligibility rules.”

“WIAA’s gender identity eligibility rules, which have been in place for more than 13 years, follow Washington state nondiscrimination laws that protect full access to athletic activities for students,” the statement read. release. “Federal law under Title IX also requires equal treatment of all participants regardless of gender identity. Additionally, these policies reflect the Association’s core value to maximize participation in education-based sports, which provide the safest and most meaningful opportunities for students to participate and represent their school.”

“WIAA’s full policies are outlined in 18.6.0 of the manual,” the statement continued. “Because athlete eligibility is determined at the school level, WIAA created a Gender Diversity Toolkit to educate and support administrators and local communities through the eligibility process. The toolkit was created with the help and support of professional sports teams in Washington State and has since been recognized and used by sports organizations across the country.”

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“WIAA’s role is to support all member schools, as well as all the student-athletes who represent them, and the Association will continue to do so,” the statement read.

Gavin Tucker, head cross country coach at the Seattle Academy, did not respond for comment.