Hijab gets Ohio high school cross country runner disqualified from race: 'My heart dropped'
Noor Abukaram has been wearing her Nike sport hijab without any problem for the last three years while running cross country for Ohio's Sylvania Northview High School, WTOL-TV reported.
Officials commenced normal uniform checks prior to the race, the station said, adding that when Abukaram saw officials talking to each other, she assumed it was about her hijab.
"And in the back of my mind, I was like, 'Are they going to say something about my hijab? Or about my uniform because it is different?'" she told WTOL.