Meet the 2022 SWM Athletes: Katie Camarena

Katie Camarena | Women’s Elite Mile

Social Media: Instagram | Strava

College: UC Santa Barbara, Portland State
Mile PR: 4:32.27

5 Things About Me: Katie Camarena

  1. I’m from San Juan Capistrano, California but I currently live in Portland, Oregon.
  2. I went to UC Santa Barbara for undergrad and majored in Sociology and then Portland State for graduate school where I studied Sustainable Food Systems.
  3. I’m trying to take the family record for the mile from my brother! (He ran 4:27)
  4. I think hot dogs get too much hate.
  5. My go-to karaoke song is Fergalicious!

5 Fast Questions

  1. What’s something people should add to their streaming queue? Severance on Apple TV. Blown Away on Netflix.
  2. What’s your favorite sport or sporting event outside of running? My favorite sport outside of running is Softball/Baseball. I grew up playing softball and only stopped in high school because it overlapped with Track season. My mom still plays!!
  3. What’s your go-to pre-run meal or snack? My go-to pre-run meal is avocado toast and eggs. Or chocolate chip pancakes!
  4. Do you have any connections to Raleigh or North Carolina? My roommate from UCSB is from North Carolina and I’m going to visit her after the race!
  5. One positive change I’ve seen in the sport in the past year is… more diverse media coverage and content creation as well as a growth in exposure and interest.

Learn more about Katie at: VIS Experience | Run with the Pros

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