PENN’S TRANSGENDER SWIMMER LIA THOMAS MAKES IVY SPLASH

By Arnie Porter

Penn swimmer Lia Thomas made her Ivy League championships debut. leading off for the Quakers last night in the 800-yard freestyle relay.

Thomas finished her leg in first place, 0.15 seconds ahead of Yale’s Iszac Henig, but Penn finished third behind Harvard and Yale. Both Thomas and Henig are transgender.

Thomas is a transgender woman, and Henig is a transgender man.

Thomas enters the Ivy League championships as the top seed in the 200-yard, 500-yard and 1,650-yard freestyle events. She posted some of the best times in the country in all three events at the Zippy Invitational in Akron, Ohio, in December.

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