By Jeremy McDonald
SALEM, Ore.– Chemawa’s Kattia Yellowhorse was happy with how she did in the 1,500-meter race Saturday afternoon at Blanchet Catholic. In her second year doing the sport, Yellowhorse is happy to see her time go in the right direction and going down after picking up the sport last year with her 6:13.52 PR on the heels of her finishing fourth in the 3,000-meter race.
“Mentally it was very hard, I’m so happy it’s a half-a-lap that first lap, then you only got three more laps to go, I’m so happy,,” jokes Yellowhorse with a smile. “Last year I ran the 1,500 in eight minutes, now I run it in like six-something, so that’s a good important.”
Yellowhorse finished seventh in the 1,500-meter race. Dylias Jose was 15th in the 1,500-meter race with a 5:12.29 PR.
For Ernest Oldman, his 1,500-meter run wasn’t his best coming off his third-place finish in the 3,000-meter race Friday, but the junior is happy as his junior year comes to an end after his seventh-place finish in the 1,500-meter race.
“I don’t think I did great in this race to be honest, I slowed down the last two laps, but I think I did alright,” Oldman said of the 1,500-meter race. “I did so much better in the 3,000, it sucks I didn’t get a PR. I finished third, I’m proud of that one.”
Photos By Jeremy McDonald