A biological male set a new women’s track and field record at a university in New York, drawing criticism from advocates for fairness in women’s sports.
Sadie Schreiner, known as Camden before a gender transition, set a new school record in the women’s 300-meter dash during the Nazareth Alumni Meet at the Golisano Field House.
Schreiner’s winning time of 41.80 is now the women’s record at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where Schreiner is a sophomore studying advertising photography.
The previous record holder, Caroline Hill, had a time of 42.08.
Former collegiate swimmer and women’s sports advocate Riley Gaines called out RIT for allowing a biological male to compete against women at all.
“New collegiate school record in women’s 300m at @RITtigers,” Riley Gaines posted on X. “Except it was set by a male. This happens a lot for something that never happens @RITTFXC.”
“Making a mockery of women’s sports,” journalist Cindy Hoedel posted on X. “Women will have to spend years getting these men’s times stripped. The women who won will eventually be acknowledged in record books but will never get back the stolen experience of standing atop the podium.”
Libs of TikTok, said on X that Schreiner competed on the men’s team in 2022 where he ranked in 19th in the 100-meter dash.
Had Schreiner competed in the men’s division, his first-place time in the women’s division would have placed him 41st out of 42.