Above, (left) Andraya Yearwood
September 2018 – “The great majority is being sacrificed for the minority,” a female 100-meter runner stated.
The minority she was speaking of? Two boys, Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood, who identify as girls and changed from male to female track competition.
The boys won first and second place respectively at the Connecticut state finals for girls’ high school track and field in early June. Miller won the 100- and 200-meter dashes, setting the record for both. Yearwood finished second in the 100-meter dash.
If Miller had run the same record–breaking times in the boys’ division, he would not have even qualified for the race.
Opposing coaches were not happy, or silent, on the matter. Hillhouse High School Coach Gary Moore admitted that Miller has a legal right to compete, but that Miller’s presence was unfair to other runners.
There should be a “level playing field,” said Moore.