Good. But the sad news is the male still knocked a female off the podium.
Girl defeats male trans-identified athlete in track state championship race
A female high school student in Connecticut, Chelsea Mitchell, defeated a trans-identified female in a state championship race. Mitchell had filed a lawsuit to block transgender athletes from competing in girls’ sports.
Mitchell, of Canton High School, finished the Class S 55-meter dash, held on Friday, in 7.18 seconds, while the trans athlete Terry Miller of Bloomfield High School finished at 7.20 seconds, according to The Washington Times.
“I try to just clear everything out of my mind, this is just track, you know, it’s just running, just focusing on myself, not trying to think about anything else that’s been happening,” NBC Connecticut quoted Mitchell as saying after her win.
Since 2017, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference has allowed male athletes who identify as girls to compete in women’s sports. And after the 2018 season, one male athlete transferred schools, moving into Chelsea’s competition class.
Families of Mitchell and two other students filed a lawsuit Wednesday saying it was unfair that transgender athletes were allowed to participate in girls’ sports.