Transgender Runner’s Top Performance in Oregon Girls’ Track Event Sparks Outrage

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In Sherwood, Oregon, a high school track and field event became the center of a heated debate after a transgender athlete, Aayden Gallagher, recorded a remarkably fast time in the women’s varsity 200 meters. During the Sherwood Need For Speed Classic held on Saturday, Gallagher completed the race in 25.49 seconds, significantly ahead of her nearest competitor who finished in about 30 seconds.

This performance placed Gallagher second in the event, trailing only behind Aster Jones, a top sprinter holding records in Oregon for the women’s 100 meters and the second fastest time in the 200 meters. Gallagher’s impressive finish ranks her as the

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