A student in a blue track uniform and black headscarf jumps over a hurdle

"This year has been different for me," said Filsun Omer, of competing in track while fasting for Ramadan. "I've been thinking about the type of meals that I'm eating." Filsun Omer (left in blue), a junior at Westview High School, jumps during the 100 meter hurdle event during a March 20 track meet at Southridge High School in Beaverton.

How Beaverton Muslim student-athletes navigate fasting and sports

High school athletes in Beaverton share how they balance athletic competition while fasting for Ramadan.

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