[Ed. – Brave new world]
Earlier this week, the Big Sky Conference named a male runner as the female cross-country athlete of the week.
Jonathan Eastwood (yes, I’m deadnaming, sue me) previously competed on the men’s team but joined the women’s cross-country team at the University of Montana this fall. By joining the women’s team and competing under the name June Eastwood, he became the first “transgender” athlete to compete on an NCAA Division I women’s running team—which is likely the only reason he was given the honor.
According to Western Journal, “Eastwood has not finished below seventh in any of the University of Montana’s races this fall.”
Eastwood won the Montana Invitational in early October and finished third at the Montana State Classic last month, according to the Missoulian.