Transgender Sprinters Finish 1st, 2nd at Connecticut Girls Indoor Track Championships

Andraya Yearwood hears the comments, usually from adults and usually not to her face.  She shouldn’t be running, they say, not against girls.  Yearwood, a 17-year-old junior at Cromwell High School, is one of two transgender high school sprinters in Connecticut, transitioning to female.  She recently finished second in the 55-meter dash at the state open indoor track championships. The winner, Terry Miller of Bloomfield High, is also transgender and set a girls state indoor record of 6.95 seconds. Yearwood finished in 7.01 seconds and the third-place competitor, who is not transgender, finished in 7.23 seconds.  Miller and Yearwood also topped the 100-meter state championships last year, and Miller won the 300 this season.  Read more: