Trans swimmer breaks New Jersey college record after switching from men's team to women's
Former NCAA swimmer Riley Gaines says the future of women's sports relies on girls refusing to compete against transgender athletes, sacrificing their title.
A transgender swimmer at Ramapo College of New Jersey broke a women's school record over the weekend after competing for the men's team for three years.
Meghan Cortez-Fields won first place and broke a school record in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.22 at the Cougar Splash Invitational, a two-day meet between six schools in Dallas, Pennsylvania. She also came in first place in the 200-yard individual medley and earned second place in the 200-yard butterfly.
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The Ramapo swim team congratulated Cortez-Fields on Instagram for breaking the school record but deleted the post after former NCAA swimmer Riley Gaines drew attention to meet results on X.
"Those who choose to remain blind to the injustice of allowing mediocre male athletes to become record-breaking female athletes are either incompetent or misogynists. There is no in between anymore," Gaines, an ambassador for the Independent Women's Forum, told Fox News. "Women are being asked to smile and step aside and allow these men onto our teams all the while stripping us of opportunities, privacy and safety."
"The incident at Ramapo College shouldn't be a shock to anyone considering we've seen virtually the same story time and time again with no people in leadership positions willing to take a stand for women," added Gaines, who previously faced a trans competitor herself.
Meghan Cortez-Fields joined the women's team this season after swimming for Ramapo's men's team her first three years at the school. (Ramapoathletics.com)
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