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Brookline Transgender Track Runner Who Helped Team Win State Title Did Not Compete At States This Year

February 16, 2024

Brookline High School has a transgender athlete on its girls’ track team, but the athlete did not compete at the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association state championship meet on Thursday for unknown reasons.

Senior Chloe Barnes, a male who helped Brookline win an MIAA Division 1 state championship last year with a fourth-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles, did not participate in the Division 1 meet Thursday, February 15.

Barnes had a time good enough to qualify for the state championship meet. Runners needed to complete the 55-meter hurdles in 9.72 seconds or less to qualify for Division 1 states. Barnes outperformed that mark at every meet this season and ran it in 8.73 seconds at the Bay State Conference championship meet on February 7 — good for a third-place finish.

Brookline High athletic director Kyle Williams could not be reached for comment on Thursday.


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