But Connecticut officials are determined to ignore the obvious. It robs girls of the chance to race in front of college scouts who show up for elite metes, and to compete for the scholarships and opportunities that come with college recruitment. You can read diverse opinions from our Board of Contributors and other writers on the Opinion fronton Twitter usatodayopinion and in our daily Opinion newsletter.
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I was bumped to third place in the meter dash inbehind two transgender runners. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, where we are going to ask once again for the court to recognize our right to fair competition — a right that Title IX has promised to girls and women for 50 years. Share your feedback to help improve our site!
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A group of athletes, coaches and advocates are calling on the NCAA to take a more strident stand against states that adopt laws banning transgender athletes from competing in organized sports. My friend and fellow plaintiff Selina Soule was bumped from qualifying for the state championship meter final and an opportunity to qualify for the New England championship by a transgender runner in Meanwhile, Alanna Smith, an incredibly talented female athlete, was the second-place female runner in the meter at the New England Regional Championships, but was dropped to third behind a transgender competitor.
I was the fastest girl in connecticut. but transgender athletes made it an unfair fight.
We regret that hurtful language was used. I should know that I have a strong shot at winning. But transgender athletes made it an unfair fight.
Every time I walk up to the starting line, I try to tell myself that I can overcome the unfair odds — I can win, even though the race is stacked against me. She is running track at the collegiate level.
I was the fastest girl in Connecticut. This should be one of the best days of my life.
They saw a second- or third-place runner. With every loss, it gets harder and harder to try again.
But time after time, I have lost.