A parent of a female high school runner who lost to a high school boy at Saturday’s California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) race blasted the idea of boys competing in girls’ sports.
Athena Ryan, a junior from Sonoma Academy who claims he is a girl, finished second in the race; the top three finishers qualified for the California Interscholastic Federation State Track & Field Championships next week. He boasted after the race, “I wasn’t expecting that. I dropped like 17 seconds on my season’s best in the past two weeks. After last weekend, I didn’t think I could run low 5’s again. I was just coming here trying to break 5 – just glad I finished it out.”
“I’m absolutely opposed to it. There’s no way this should
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