Biological Male Prevails at Women's National Championships
Franklin Pierce University (FPU) runner CeCe Telfer won the DII women's 400-meter hurdles on Saturday night, besting the second-place finisher by more than a second.
"Telfer is the first student-athlete in Franklin Pierce history to collect an individual national title," the university announced.
"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," FPU coach Zach Emerson said in a press release.
"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," Emerson said.
NCAA policy allows transgender athletes to compete in women's sports as long as they suppress their testosterone levels for at least one year.