US: High school track star disqualified because of Muslim clothing

A US high school track star has been disqualified from a meet because officials said the custom-made outfit she wears to conform to her Muslim faith violated competition rules. Juashaunna Kelly, a senior Theodore Roosevelt High School in Washington, has the fastest mile (1.6 kilometers) and two-mile (3.2 kilometers) times of any girls' runner in the city this year. She was disqualified from an indoor track and field meet on Saturday. . Kelly was wearing the same uniform she has worn for the past three seasons while running for Theodore Roosevelt's cross-country and track teams. The custom-made, one-piece blue and orange unitard covers her head, arms, torso and legs. Over the unitard, she wears the same orange and blue T-shirt and shorts as her teammates. The outfit allows her to compete while adhering to her Muslim faith, which forbids displaying any skin other than her face and hands.