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Lawyer: Win over transgender runner shouldn't affect suit

Plaintiff Chelsea Mitchell, of Canton High School, beat transgender runner Terry Miller, of Bloomfield, in the 55-meter dash this month in two indoor track meets.
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High school track athletes Alanna Smith, left, Selina Soule, center and and Chelsea Mitchell prepare to speak at a news conference outside the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Conn. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. The three girls have filed a federal lawsuit to block a state policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in girls sports. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)

HARTFORD, Conn. — Lawyers for three Connecticut high school runners suing to block the participation of transgender athletes in girls sports say recent victories on the track by one of their clients should have no bearing on that lawsuit.

Plaintiff Chelsea Mitchell, of Canton High School, beat transgender runner Terry Miller, of Bloomfield High School, in the 55-meter dash this month in both the Connecticut State Class S indoor track meet and the state open. 

In a court filing Wednesday, Mitchell's lawyers argue that the participation of the transgender Miller denied someone else a spot on the podium.