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Young Male Sprinter Wins All-State Honors in Women’s Track and Field

Posted on 06 June 2016

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Gee, who could have seen this coming?
A transgender male won all-state honors in women’s track and field in Alaska this week.

Haines senior Nattaphon Wangyot, who self-identifies as a woman, finished fifth in the 100 and third in the 200 at the girls state track meet.
The Daily Caller reported, via CBS Local:

High school girls in Alaska are crying foul after a male sprinter took home all-state honors in girls’ track and field. According to local reports, it was the first time in Alaskan history that a male athlete competed in the girls’ state championships.

Haines senior Nattaphon Wangyot–who self-identifies as a girl–advanced to the state finals in the 100-meter and 200-meter events. He won fifth place in the 100-meter dash and third place in the 200-meter. In both events, he competed against girls as young as ninth grade.

One of the girls Wangyot beat out for a slot at the state meet, Hutchison runner Emma Daniels, took issue with allowing a male athlete to compete in girls events.

“I’m glad that this person is comfortable with who they are and they’re able to be happy in who they are, but I don’t think it’s competitively completely 100-percent fair,” she told a local CBS station.

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