Teen Girl Who Sued to Block Boys From Competing Against Girls Defeats Trans Runner in State Championship
Two days after filing a federal against Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) for permitting boys to compete against girls and win awards, Chelsea Mitchell defeated a biological male who had won numerous titles in girls’ events.
Mitchell won the Class S 55-meter dash in 7.18 seconds, defeating biological male, Terry Miller, who came in at 7.20 seconds.
The Daily Mail reports, “Mitchell also came first in the 300-meter dash, while Miller was 16th, and Mitchell won the long jump.”
The Hartford Courant reports, “There was no interaction between the two before or after the race.”
Miller stated in June of 2019:
“I have faced discrimination in every aspect of my life and I no longer want to remain silent. I am a girl and I am a runner. I participate in athletics just like my peers to excel, find community, and meaning in my life. It is both unfair and painful that my victories have to be attacked and my hard work ignored.”
Watch the race here: