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13-year-old Bellevue sprinter finishes 400-meter on top at Nike Outdoor Nationals

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Posted at 12:59 PM, Jun 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-21 13:59:28-04

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.

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