"Had he ran with the boys, he wouldn't have even managed 16th place"- Riley Gaines reacts to transgender athlete's victory in women's category

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Riley Gaines criticizes a transgender player for dominating girls' category at a Washington Meet.

Riley Gaines recently expressed her discontent towards a transgender athlete for dominating the girls' 400m in a Washington State Track & Field Meet. The meet was at Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma, Washington in March.

Veronica Garcia, a transgender athlete competed in the girls' 400m dash, representing the East Valley High School from Spokane, Washington. Garcia earned the top place in the league and was ranked fourth in the state.

Gaines, who has been a consistent dissenter of transgender athletes competing against women, criticized Garcia following the victory in the girls' category. In the 400m heats, the transgender athlete dominated the lineup after clocking a time of 55.59 seconds, followed by the runner-up with 58.83 seconds.

In the final race, Garcia registered 55.75 seconds to secure the victory. Lauren Matthew and Jayda Darroch followed Garcia in the next two places with 56.75 and 57.05 seconds, respectively. The time secured by the 400m winner in the boys' category was 48.47 seconds, with the final athlete crossing the finish line in 50.73 seconds.

Drawing the comparison between the timings of girls' and boys' races, Gaines took a dig at Garcia, stating that the transgender athlete, who secured the top place, would have found it difficult even to secure 16th place in the boys' category.

"Had he ran with the boys, he wouldn't have even managed 16th place - with the slowest boy finishing at 53.12 - more than 2.5 seconds faster than the time he went to win in women's category."
"Less than average boy. Record smasher "girl". It's the same story every time," Gaines wrote.

"This is exactly why 15 other female athletes and I are suing" - Riley Gaines reveals the reason for suing NCAA

Riley Gaines sues NCAA for violating Title IX.
Riley Gaines sues NCAA for violating Title IX.

Riley Gaines sued the NCAA following their violation of the federal civil rights for Title IX in March 2024.

She opened up on the reason for filing a lawsuit. The former NCSS swimmer shed light on Sadie Schreiner, a transgender athlete making victorious strides in the women's category at the NCAA Championships. While informing about Schreiner's qualification for the women's 200m finals, Gaines stated that the reason for her lawsuit was transgender athletes dominating the women's category.

"Sadie (Camden) Schreiner will compete for the women's NCAA title tonight in the 200m and 400m. Women's titles mean nothing if men can steal them," Riley Gaines wrote.
"This is exactly why 15 other female athletes and I are suing the @NCAA."

Schreiner secured third place in the women's 200m final at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

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