Runners from Hopi Reservation high school aim for 26th title

Hopi High School runners in blue. Photo from Hopi High School

A cross-country team from the Hopi Reservation in Arizona is vying for its 26th straight title this Saturday.

The boys from Hopi High have the longest cross-country winning streak of any school in the U.S. They also maintain the fourth-longest active run for any high school sport, The New York Times reported.

“Hopi have that running blood in them,” coach Juwan Nuvayokva, himself a champion runner, told the paper. “It’s up to us to find it and use it.”

The girls team has an equally impressive record -- 22 wins in 28 seasons. A seven-year string was broken last year, the Times reported.

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