After Losing on Men’s Team For 3 Years, Biological Male Runner Will Now Compete Against Women in NCAA Race as ‘Transgender’
Jonathan ‘June’ Eastwood
The end of women’s sports as we know it.
After losing in men’s cross country races for the first three years of his running career in college, Jonathan Eastwood who now goes by ‘June’ is a biological male who decided to compete this year in an NCAA Division 1 women’s race as a ‘transgender.’
Eastwood is a senior at the University of Montana and for the first three years of college he never won a national title or even qualified for a national meet.
June Eastwood will be competing against women on Saturday in Cheney, Washington and based on his run times, he’s going to crush records set by his female competitors.
Lets Run has Eastwood’s stats compared to the fastest female runners:
Eastwood’s personal best in the 800 meters is 1:55.23. That’s almost four seconds faster than the collegiate record of 1:59.10 set by Raevyn Rogers in 2017.
Her personal best in the 1500 is 3:50.19. Jenny Simpson’s collegiate record, unchallenged for a decade, is almost 10 seconds slower (3:59.90).
Eastwood has run 14:38.80 in the 5,000, far ahead of Simpson’s collegiate record of 15:01.70.
Despite those PBs, it is far from certain Eastwood will win on Saturday. Eastwood has won just two races out of 56 in three years of competition for Montana. She’s never won a national title or earned All-American honors. In fact, she’s never even qualified for the national meet.
The reason? For the first three years of her career, June Eastwood competed on the men’s team.
Eastwood’s times as a male would crush the women’s NCAA records.
As noted in our intro above, the times Eastwood ran as a male are much faster than the current NCAA women’s records in those events. As a male, her best event was the 1500m, where her personal best time of 3:50.19 is just slower than the women’s world record of 3:50.07 by Genzebe Dibaba and is equivalent to a 4:08.6 mile.
According to Lets Run, Eastwood has undergone testosterone suppression treatment which qualifies him to compete as a transgender in an NCAA race according to NCAA rules.
Side by side photo of Jonathan before and after he ‘transitioned’ into June:
Now that Jonathan is a transgender named June, he went from losing nearly every race to getting all of the attention with a national story and will no doubt crush his female competition and win medals.
See how this works?
Watch ‘June’ Eastwood in action:
Montana Griz Cross Country/Track athlete June Eastwood will become the first EVER D-1 transgender athlete to openly compete in her respective sport. I followed the former Belgrade state champ throughout the summer to bring you her story. Here's a little sneak peak.
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— Shaun Rainey (@ShaunRainey) August 23, 2019