Trans swimmer Meghan Cortez-Fields breaks college record

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Meghan Cortez-Fields has re-ignited the controversy over trans college swimmers after breaking a New Jersey college women’s record.

The senior at New Jersey’s Ramapo College set the new record and took home first place in the 100-yard butterfly at a Pennsylvania meet last Saturday.

Her record time of 57.22 was 0.68 seconds faster than the previous record.

As well as the butterfly, Meghan Cortez-Fields also won the 200-yard individual medley.

Riley Gaines

Almost as fast, anti-trans activist Riley Gaines. The former collegiate swimmer went for gold in her race to a Fox News mic to comment on the result,

“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.”

However, Ramapo College defended Meghan Cortez-Fields. It issued a statement saying the school follows NCAA policies and “supports all of our student-athletes”.

More on Trans Swimmers:

Trans swimmers post top times in Ivy League women’s relay.

US swim official resigns in protest at transgender swimmer.

UPenn nominates Lia Thomas for Woman of the Year award.

Swimming Australia backs FINA’s restrictions on trans swimmers.

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