15-year-old Andraya Yearwood is a biological male that identifies as female. However, he has yet to start the transition from male to female. Despite this, he’s already competing with girls in state high school track meets and crushing the competition.
With permission from Cromwell High School, Yearwood joined the school’s girls track team, despite competing as a boy in middle school, according to The Day.
According to the outlet, Yearwood has achieved great success competing against females, dethroning the usual, ‘more traditional’ winner from the top spot.
With size and strength on his side, Yearwood downright slaughtered every female competitor…all while sporting a faint moustache.
“Andraya’s times in the 100 and the 200 are fast. A year ago, her 11.99 in the 100 would have won the Class M title and put her second at the State Open, .01 seconds behind the winning time. And Andraya ran Wednesday in cold conditions, and without starting blocks. She is expected to get faster,” says The Hartford Courant.
Recently, Yearwood bragged to the media about his victory in the Class M contest. “It feels really good. I’m really happy to win both titles,” he said. “I kind of expected it. I’ve always gotten first, so I expected it to some extent. … I’m really proud of it.”
Until this year, Kate Hall, who is a junior at Stonington High School, spent several years winning first place.
Hall finished second this year in the Class M, clocking in at 12.83. She just barely lost to Yearwood despite his advantages. Yearwood came in firrst with a time of 12.66.
“There’s not much I can do,” said Hall after finishing second. “Second doesn’t work for me. Yeah, it does, in a way, for the team. But you come into a state championship meet looking to win a state title. I had an awesome chance. I could have done a lot of things (differently). If I’d run my best, I could have won it.”
Stonington coach Ben Bowne said that Hall felt “emotional” after the loss.
“She works really hard. I’ve just been telling Kate all year, ‘Just run your best. She’s going to help you run better. … (Kate) is a really competitive athlete. She doesn’t like to lose to anybody. She’s a competitor. To run the best, you’ve got to go against good competition.”
“I’m getting attention from places I don’t even know about,” said Yearwood, smiling.
The Courant spoke to Yearwood’s mother, Ngozi Nnaji, who said she knows her child will face criticism. “I know they’ll say it is unfair and not right,” she said. “But my counter to that is: ‘Why not?’ She is competing and practicing and giving her all and performing and excelling based on her skills. Let that be enough. Let her do that and be proud of that.”
Yearwood commented on being transgender to the Courant. “I do hope I inspire people, but not only with track. I hope it inspires people to not hold yourself back just because you’re scared of it or it is your first time doing it, or because of other people’s negativity.”