OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Thirteen-year-old Jaiya Patillo from Bellevue continues to sprint towards success.
Last Friday, Patillo, a 12-time junior Olympian, competed in the Nike Outdoor Nationals in Oregon where she became the national champion of the 400-meter sprint in the middle school girls category.
Last year, a video of one of Patillo’s training sessions went gone viral online after she ran 17 miles an hour on a treadmill. Now, she’s up to 18.5 miles an hour.
Additionally, Patillo recently competed in a collegiate-level track meet where she finished the 400-meter race on top.
She often trains at Offutt Air Force Base's Field House — her mother is a lieutenant colonel stationed there.