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Transgender athlete wins two girls' state track and field championships, gets recruited to play women's college volleyball

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An alleged transgender-identifying athlete from Nevada helped his high school girls' relay team win two state championships in track and field and has also been recruited to play women's sports at the collegiate level.

First reported by the Independent Council on Women’s Sports, a reportedly transgender-identifying male named Diamond Solorzano competed in, and helped the girls' team from North Valleys High School win, the state championship in the 4x200 meter and 4x400 meter relay races in May 2023.

"Almost half the @northvalleys girls Track & Field total 58 team pts can be attributed the male runner - jumping the team up 9 rankings over last year to finish 5th in the state," the post read.

The May 19-20, 2023, competitions took place under the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association, which records show had Solorzano participate in four events which included the 100, 200, and 400 meter relay races, as well as the individual 200 meter race.

Solorzano helped his team with the 4x200 meter relay with a time of 1:47.85. North Valleys HS dominated the event, winning by 2.93 seconds, while the difference between the second and eighth-place finishers totaled 3.11 seconds. There was less than a one-second margin between the second-place team and the fifth-place team.

In the 4x400 meter race, North Valleys HS also took home a gold medal in a less dominating fashion, winning by 2.49 seconds.

Solorzano's athletic prowess has helped the trans-identifying male secure a spot at the collegiate level. The athlete recently committed to playing volleyball at Lassen College.

"I didn't know I'd be able to," Solorzano told Nevada Sportsnet. "I'm really honored to play at the next level." The outlet also reported that this was the first time that North Valleys HS had four athletes sign commitments on National Signing Day.

"The male athlete made Nevada's 3A All-North Honorable Mention on the girls volleyball team earlier this year," according to a post by ICONS.

The NIAA declined to comment on the matter and deferred to a 2016 statement indicating that "a student shall be permitted to participate on a gender specific sports team that is consistent with the public gender identity of that student for all other purposes."

Each school is to make a determination of the student's gender based on "current school records," as well as the student's "daily life activities in the school and community at the time that sports eligibility is determined."

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