The teen said an official had conducted uniform inspections before the race, but did not tell her that her headscarf was a problem.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association said the rules require runners to receive a waiver to wear religious headwear that does not comply with the association's uniform rules.
Abukaram's coach had not applied for the waiver.
An association official said the waiver was immediately approved once it was filed, and Abukaram will therefore be able to compete in the future. He also said the association is considering the possibility of removing the requirement of a waiver for religious headwear, the New York Times reported.
Still, Abukaram objects to the fact that she has been competing all season and her hijab has only now, after half a dozen meets, been flagged as an issue. She also criticized the way officials handled the matter. During uniform inspections, she said in a Facebook post, an official notified one of her teammates that she would need to change her shorts in order to comply with the rules. The girl was able to change her attire and compete in the race.
"The officials did not give me the same respect that they gave my teammate who was also violating a rule when they told her to change her shorts and gave her the chance to fix her self," Abukaram said. "I wasn't given the chance to explain myself to them because they didn't have the decency to tell me what the issue was."