A biological male who now identifies as female recently set two new track-and-field records for the Rochester Institute of Technology, prompting concern and anger among advocates who say it’s unfair to women competitors.
“Sadie Schreiner set the 200-meter record and qualified for the Atlantic Region Championship with a time of 25.27 seconds at the RIT January Friday Meet. The runner also broke the 300-meter record with a 40.78-second finish,” the National Desk reported Tuesday.
The Post Millennial pointed out that: “For comparison, Schreiner’s times would have placed the athlete in 18th place in the men’s 200-meter race, and in 10th place in the men’s 300-meter race.”
This is not the first time Schreiner has made headlines.
Last month the athlete drew attention after a meet Dec. 8 at Nazareth University in New York at which the runner set a new record in the 300 meter with a time of 41.80 seconds, the Daily Mail reported.
Schreiner, who used to go by the name Camden Schreiner, “competed at the same meet a year ago in the men’s category of the 100m, where she came home in 19th place,” the Mail reported.
Schreiner’s accomplishments have caught the ire of women’s rights advocates, including Riley Gaines, who posted on X on Monday: “The thing that never happens happened again. Male, Sadie (Camden) Schreiner, broke two more women’s collegiate records at @RITtigers. Women’s records mean nothing if they’re set by men.”
The thing that never happens happened again
Male, Sadie (Camden) Schreiner, broke two more women's collegiate records at @RITtigers
Women's records mean nothing if they're set by men pic.twitter.com/wtveNpPqsn
— Riley Gaines (@Riley_Gaines_) January 29, 2024
The Independent Council on Women’s Sports also posted on X: “Another male NCAA women’s record breaker… Women’s records are for WOMEN!”
Another male NCAA women’s record breaker…
Women’s records are for WOMEN! https://t.co/MevyHOn2WS
— ICONS (@icons_women) January 30, 2024
Last June, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law that prohibits biological men from competing in women’s collegiate sports. Last March, Arkansas also passed a law banning biological men from women’s sports.
In 2021, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis did the same.
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