Transgender Athlete Beats Girls but Would’ve Placed Last Against Boys [VIDEO]

By Published on June 5, 2017

A transgender high school athlete beat girls in the Connecticut track state championship Tuesday, but his time would have placed him last in the boys’ race.

Andraya Yearwood, a freshman at Cromwell High School, placed first in the girls’ 100-meter and 200-meter dash finals against girls from other schools in the region, according to Turtleboy Sports. But his time would have earned him last place in both boys’ competitions.

Yearwood finished the girls’ 100-meter dash with a time of 12.66 seconds and the girls’ 200-meter dash in 26.08 seconds.

The last-place finishers for the boys’ 100-meter and 200-meter dashes, Shayne Beckloff and Terrance Gallishaw, finished the races in 11.73 seconds and 25.59 seconds, respectively.

“It feels really good,” said Yearwood to The Day. “I’m really happy to win both titles … I kind of expected it. I’ve always gotten first, so I expected it to some extent. … I’m really proud of it.”

“She has just been a member of the team running hard day in and day out,” said Brian Calhoun, Yearwood’s coach to the Hartford Courant in April, when Yearwood was first allowed to compete. “It has been like every other athlete. We have a girl on the team who runs pretty quickly. And I think the girls are pretty happy to have a girl on the team that runs pretty quickly. … It is going to be a positive thing for the whole team.”

As of April, Yearwood had yet to have a sex reassignment surgery or take hormone and puberty blockers. 

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC), which oversees the state’s high school sports, lets the student and his or her school determine gender identification for the purposes of competition. The organization asserts that it is against state and federal law to prevent a student from competing on a gender-specific sports team that aligns with the student’s public gender identity, according to the Hartford Courant.

“I know they’ll say it is unfair and not right, but my counter to that is: Why not?” said Ngozi Nnaji, Yearwood’s mother, to the Hartford Courant. “She is competing and practicing and giving her all and performing and excelling based on her skills. Let that be enough. Let her do that, and be proud of that.”

Transgender individuals competing in gendered sports leagues have sparked controversies recently. Laurel Hubbard, born a biological male, won a weightlifting competition in March and Ice Wangyot, an Alaskan boy-to-girl transgender, also competed in a girls’ track race.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to CIAC and Cromwell Public Schools for comment regarding the fairness of allowing Yearwood to compete in girls’ races but received no comment in time for publication.

 

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  • Christian Cowboy

    So he is a full fleged boy.

    • Joe

      Well, the (don’t know the appropriate pronoun) obviously isn’t quite right.

      • itsnotaboutme

        The appropriate pronoun is “he,” because he always will be male.
        The USA has become an insane asylum, & it is leading the world downward.
        Can it possibly get worse before Jesus returns?
        Yes. It will. God’s people will face harsher & harsher persecution. And we will become stronger. And we will finally reach all nations with the Gospel.

    • ImaginaryDomain

      And he always will be, regardless of what drugs he takes or how he mutilates his genitals…

  • PilgrimGirl

    “It feels really good,” said Yearwood to The Day. “I’m really happy to win both titles … I kind of expected it. I’ve always gotten first, so I expected it to some extent. … I’m really proud of it.” You’re a boy who beat girls in a foot race. Your time puts you dead last against the other boys. That’s nothing to be proud of, boy.

    His mother says, “I know they’ll say it is unfair and not right, but my counter to that is: Why not?… She is competing and practicing and giving her all and performing and excelling based on her skills. Let that be enough. Let her do that, and be proud of that.” Because he’s a boy, that’s why. He’s your son, mom, not your daughter.

  • m-nj

    The author or editor of stories like these should have revised all the quotes in which the BOY was referred to using female pronouns… quoting these people verbatim is just promoting their cause and normalizing abnormality. Its well within journalistic standards to use brackets to correct or clarify quoted statements, like the following:

    “[He] has just been a member of the team running hard day in and day out,” said Brian Calhoun, Yearwood’s coach to the Hartford Courant in April, when Yearwood was first allowed to compete. “It has been like every other athlete. We have a [boy] on the team who runs pretty quickly. And I think the girls are pretty happy to have a [boy] on the team that runs pretty quickly. … It is going to be a positive thing for the whole team.”

    • Le Fox

      Usually, the girls aren’t ‘pretty happy’. They’re angry, but told that if they raise their voices they are being transphobic.

      • Kirstin TransGirl

        may want to view the other side of this

        a trans boy from texas was forced to compete with girls in wrestling and won by a long shot

        i said i agree with ncaa’s guidelines on 1 year hrt req but minors cant always get that due to lack of research and reverisibility on it (only trans medication reversible is blockers)

        but they still do not need to be segregated once past highschool its real easy to get on hrt in most places (well idk with trump now and his attks on insurance) makes the ncaa req plausible
        but as for highschool im srry to say its never been truly fair and never will be
        yes youll have incidents like this yes youll have incidents in reverse theres no cure all if you keep it segregated by gender especially for girls cause girls can get an unfare boost just by having a larger natural testosterone production
        tbh your better off segregating by skill level cause thats not gender specific and can please everyone and control faireness

        but no matter what you do with how trans ppl compete in sports is going to be unfair unless you stop gender segregating
        but forcing transgirls to compete with boys or vicaversa is not a viable solution

        also as livesite news is discrimatory and banned me for supporting the lgbt

        to reply to that canadian bill
        misgendering intentionally to a transgender can put them into a dangerouse situation

        as it can publicly out them and in schools this creates bullying and harrassment and other players can create possible harm puts you further at risk for harmful discrimination

        • Le Fox

          Speak English, please.

          “to reply to that canadian bill
          misgendering intentionally to a transgender can put them into a dangerouse situation
          as it can publicly out them and in schools this creates bullying and harrassment and other players can create possible harm puts you further at risk for harmful discrimination”

          So, misgendering a transgender is ‘literally’ killing them, the same as pointing a gun to their head and threatening to pull the trigger. And we can’t desegregate sports because transgender athletes will be ‘outed’ and ‘put at risk’. Why? From biological boys who will have an innate sense to beat them? Trans ‘females’ compete against real females so they can achieve easy wins. They don’t get that with boys. And boys are more competitive, so they will feel inferior because they will learn they ARE.

          Hormone blockers aren’t reversible. You can’t just go off them and expect things are going to be fine. Their half-life and long term effects are unknown. Even if someone like Jazz Jennings went off them, his testicles wouldn’t magically re-assert themselves, as they’re shriveled prunes.

  • Dave Stucky

    Wow. Just….wow.

  • jayceej

    Allowing biological boys to compete in girls’ sports will ruin sports for girls. This team might be happy to have a winner on their team, but the girls on the other teams were cheated.

  • Gary

    I would not allow my daughter to compete against the boy. And it is a boy. And its momma is, well, we all know what she is. And his coach is too.

  • Gary

    My friends and I volunteer to remove his genitals. For free.

  • Aint So

    If the educators of your children are agenda driven bioincognitive fools, what precisely do you expect your kids will become?

  • Linda Magill

    So, let me get this straight….This “She” hasn’t done anything to become a female–no hormones or puberty blockers and no reassignment surgeries, which means that “She” can still father children but never carry them. It’s all in her mind. She isn’t good enough to compete with “Her” biological equals, but is able to trounce all female competition. This can be extended to mean that in the future, all female sports will be dominated by males who, in their minds think they are female, and aren’t physically good enough to excel in the male world of sports. Why did we ever bother with Title 9? And the women’s advocacy groups aren’t saying anything–what hypocrites!!

  • Le Fox

    ““I know they’ll say it is unfair and not right, but my counter to that is: Why not?” said Ngozi Nnaji, Yearwood’s mother, to the Hartford Courant. “She is competing and practicing and giving her all and performing and excelling based on her skills. Let that be enough. Let her do that, and be proud of that.””

    Why not let her ‘daughter’ compete against boys, then? Or will her ‘daughter’s’ first place track record be ruined by biological males? The biological male is excelling against girls because he knows he can. He is cheating. And the mother celebrates that because being a pro-trans parent is instant celebrity status. The other girls who competed were crushed, and one even said, ‘It’s just the way it is now.’ Girls are being driven out of their own competitions. To that I say: eliminate sex segregation in sports. Then we can see if Yearwood enjoys losing against other males.

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