A Connecticut high school sophomore dominated in last week’s track and field competition – but the transgender teen’s big win has some people outraged and wondering if it’s fair she was allowed to compete.
Terry Miller, who was born a male but identifies as a female, came in first place twice during the June 4 CIAC State Open track and field competition. During the 100-meter dash, Miller smoked her competition finishing the race in just 11.72 seconds. She also killed it in the 200-meter dash finishing in 24.17 seconds.
The Bulkeley High School teen, who competed on the boys’ team during the winter indoor track season, set new state records last Monday in both races, the CT Post reports.
Fellow transgender sprinter, Andraya Yearwood, also dominated at the competition finishing in second place in the 100-meter dash.
Last year, Yearwood came in first in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes at the Class M state track and field championship. She competed in the races last year before undergoing hormone treatments.
It’s not clear if Yearwood or Miller underwent treatments before competing in this year’s competition.
Some of the girls’ competitors were angry they were allowed to compete on the women’s team.
‘I think it’s unfair to the girls who work really hard to do well and qualify for Open and New Englands,’ Glastonbury sophomore Selina Soule told the Hartford Courant.
Soule finished in sixth place in the 100-meter dash.
‘These girls, they’re just coming in and beating everyone,’ she added. ‘I have no problem with them wanting to be a girl’.