Karen Garconnier wants to outlaw all forms of girls spandex in cross country and track and field. The Sayville NY High mother came away with this conclusion after a recent cross country meet where she saw high school girls wearing "bun-hugger" or "bottoms" spandex during a competition in New York.
Garconnier began a petition on Change. The National Federation of State High School Associations, which is the national governing body of high school school athletics, permits the use of multiple forms of spandex in its bylaws, for both boys and girls: Closed-leg briefs are acceptable for girls. The "closed-leg briefs" are a style of girls uniform that hug the leg, much like a teens suit would.
Throughout the country, athletic associations regulate uniforms small nude twink member schools.
Concerned Parent In New York Wants To Ban Girls 'Bun-Hugger' Spandex In XC
That may leave decision-making to local school districts to approve uniform decisions. Many local cross country programs in New York spandex for several different variations of performance-based uniforms for girls.
But Garconnier isn't satisfied. She wants every style of the brief banned.
She told CBS2 New York that she's received "so much support" in the local area that she may pursue the cause beyond her region and into high school athletics.