Hispanic high schoolers running for their lives

February 19, 2015 10:34 PM

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Hispanic high schoolers running for their lives

There are good things to say about the inspirational Disney sports film McFarland, USA, starting with its up-from-the-scrap-heap story, which happens to be true.

In 1987, a group of Latino high schoolers in McFarland, Calif., sons of crop pickers and day laborers, comes together under a new coach to compete in track. The cross-country underdogs win the state championship, beating out elite schools and kicking off a decades-long victory streak for the team sp...

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