Caitlyn Jenner responds as trans teen finishes 2nd in Meet of Champions race in California: ‘THIS IS WRONG!!!’
Caitlyn Jenner was amongst these upset after a transgender teen completed in second place at a Meet of Champions ladies race in California over the weekend.
Athena Ryan finished in second place in the varsity ladies 1,600-meter run finals on Saturday in the sectional meet of champions. Ryan, of Sonoma Academy, completed behind Hanne Thomsen of Montgomery and forward of Ellie Buckley of Campolindo. Ryan will advance to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Track & Field Championships subsequent week.
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Jenner spoke out concerning the teen’s end.
“As ‘somewhat’ of a track star myself, and a trans person, THIS IS WRONG!!! HELP ME PUSH BACK!” she replied on Twitter with a hyperlink to her political motion committee, Fairness First.
“And FYA trans ppl you are being used by the radical gender ideology cult as political pawns. That’s all you are to them,” Jenner added.
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Jenner, previously recognized as Bruce Jenner, gained a gold medal in the decathlon on the 1976 Montreal Olympics.
Ryan, a junior, seemed to be undeterred, ending with a time of 4:55.91.
“I wasn’t expecting that. I dropped like 17 seconds on my season’s best in the past two weeks,” Ryan instructed MileSplit after the race. “After last weekend, I didn’t think I could run low 5s again. I was just coming here trying to break 5 – just glad I finished it out.”
Ryan instructed the outlet she hoped to “have fun” on the occasion subsequent week.
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Ryan completed sixth in the 1,600-meter preliminary race and twenty first in the ladies 800-meter preliminaries.