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GENEROUS GENETICS: CHS athletes discuss whether stereotypically beneficial traits offer an advantage in sports

SAME SPORT, DIFFERENT BODY:
Women’s varsity basketball player and junior Olivia Christy stands back to back with men’s varsity basketball player and senior Trenton Richardson. Although Christy is only 5’5” while Richardson stands at 6’8”, they are both able to play on the varsity team of a sport which stereotypically favors tall athletes. 
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February 19, 2016

For as long as  Trenton Richardson, men’s varsity basketball player and senior, can remember, he has always been tall.  “A lot of people are like, ‘How tall are you?’ or ‘Do you play basketball?’” Richardson began to play in fourth grade. He said he saw the sport as fun and something ...