Two transgender high school sprinters have recently dominated the female competition at a Connecticut track event. Running in the 55-meter dash at the state indoor track championships, Terry Miller crossed the finish line first in 6.95 seconds, the third-fastest time in the United States.
Andraya Yearwood came in at a close second at 7.01 seconds. The closest biological female to finish the race came in at 7.23 seconds.
The continued success of the two transgenders throughout the year led to problematic objections that they had an unfair advantage. Rather than understanding the concern, the transgenders stated during an interview that girls should work harder rather than complaining.
It’s uncertain how sports will handle the transgender community of males who are interested in competing with women. Teams, be they high school or professional, are struggling to avoid the politics associated with this issue.
They don’t want to seem as if they are discriminating, but at the same time, they don’t want to provide unfair advantages that will eventually take away from the excitement of sporting events. It’s not an easy fix and the solution won’t appear overnight. We can only hope that the situation is resolved prior to our young female athletes feeling diminished, rather than empowered when they compete with boys who are in the process of transitioning into girls.