Transgender Woman, Who Remains A Biological Male, Wins NCAA Women’s Track Championship
A biological male won the first Women’s Track and Field NCAA title, even though she was previously competing as a man named Craig as recently as 2018.
CeCe Telfer, a transgender woman from New Hampshire attending Franklin Pierce University, won the first ever NCAA title for the sport, and also made history as the first biologically male competing on a woman’s team to do so.
According to Franklin Pierce, “Telfer is the first student-athlete in Franklin Pierce history to collect an individual national title,” adding that when the biologically male athlete”crossed the line as a national champion, she did so by posting her best time at the collegiate level, with a mark of 57.53 seconds.”
Telfer previously ran a variety of events for Franklin Pierce’s men’s team, during most of which time he went by the first name Craig, according to school records.
Telfer competed on FPU’s men’s track team as recently as January 2018, according to published meet results from the Middlebury Winter Classic in Vermont. Telfer had started using the name CeCe at that point, while still competing on the men’s team.
Transgendered athletes have been making “history” and winning titles while playing on gender bending teams. Last year, another trans woman won a lawsuit allowing her to play on a women’s football team, despite the fact that she still has a biologically male body and fears that she may physically hurt biological women.
Ginther had filed a lawsuit against the owner of the Minnesota Vixen, Laura Brown, and the Independent Women’s Football League. After trying out for the Vixen, Ginther had been told that the league did not allow transgender women(who possess male physiology) to participate. However, it seems the league’s policy was in violation of the Minnesota Human Rights Act’s anti- discrimination provisions, as indicated by the court ruling against the women’s football league in which players are unpaid.
Standing at six feet tall and carrying a “slightly muscular frame” according to a Minnesota Public Radio article, Ginther possess a physique that is extremely rare if not outright impossible for women to possess. The reality of Ginther obtaining an innate physical advantage in full-contact football(the rules by which the Independent Women’s Football League operates)on the basis of her biological male gender didn’t seem to present a cause to object on the behalf of the Minnesota judiciary that ruled on behalf of Ginther’s claim of discrimination.