An NCAA runner born a man has just been named female athlete of the week by the Big Sky college athletic conference.
Just stunning. This comes on the heels of another transgender athlete, Rachel McKinnon, who just broke a women’s cycling world record.
To each his own – this is America but we all have to operate from a shared fact base. And a man is a man and a woman is a woman biologically and I do not believe most Americans think men should compete in women’s sports.
Just for fairness and common sense.
June Eastwood, a biologically male athlete and runner at the University of Montana, was named cross-country female athlete of the week by the Big Sky Conference.
“June Eastwood finished second in a field of 204 runners at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, Calif.,” the conference said in an official statement.
Eastwood is allowed to compete as a female because of an NCAA policy that permits transgender women (biological males) to compete as women after they’ve taken testosterone suppressors for one year.
However, the reasoning behind that policy is coming under fresh scrutiny after researchers in Sweden determined that natural born male athletes still retained considerable advantages over female competitors, even after a full year of taking testosterone suppressors.
Last week, transgender cyclist Rachel McKinnon, also a biological male, broke the women’s 200m record for the 35-39 age group at the 2019 Masters Track Cycling World Championships.