Transgender Woman That Competed As Man In 2018 Wins Women’s NCAA Track Championship In 2019 (VIDEO)
In 2018, Craig Telfer competed as a man and didn’t make much noise back then.
Craig would soon transition into a woman and rename himself as CeCe Telfer and has now won an NCAA women’s track national championship.
The Franklin Pierce University senior beat the eight-woman field in the Division II women’s 400-meter hurdles by more than a second, with a personal collegiate-best time of 57.53 over the weekend. On top of that, Telfer also earned All-American First Team honors with a fifth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles at Javelina Stadium at Texas A&M-Kingsville.
According to a release by the school, Telfer “took the lead heading down the back stretch and held it the rest of the way, pulling away from the field in the final turn and down the home stretch.”
“It was tough conditions out here with the wind and the heat over the last three days but, as she has over the last six months, CeCe proved herself to be tough enough to handle it,” head coach Zach Emerson said of her performance. “Today was a microcosm of her entire season; she was not going to let anything slow her down. I’ve never met anybody as strong as her mentally in my entire life.”
It was just back in January 2018 when CeCe was competing as an athlete for Franklin Pierce men’s team as Craig. At that time, he had finished 8th in a field of nine in the Men’s 400 meters.
According the NCAA’s Transgender Handbook, “According to medical experts on this issue, the assumption that a transgender woman competing on a women’s team would have a competitive advantage outside the range of performance and competitive advantage or disadvantage that already exists among female athletes is not supported by evidence.”