The 5-foot-4 senior raced to the national title at the Nike Cross Nationals Final this past season, breaking the tape in 17:10.1. Oakley also won the Class 5A individual state championship with a course-record time of 17:07.83 and the captured the NXN Southwest Regional championship in 16:56. She was unbeaten on the season, also setting course and meet records at the Woodbridge Classic and the Liberty Bell Invitational.
Oakley has maintained a 4.60 weighted GPA in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in cross country and track and field on scholarship at the University of California Berkeley this fall.
Oakley has volunteered locally on behalf of the Aurora Public Library. “I’ve had very competitive, talented runners before in our program, but Brie is simply at a different level,” said Grandview coach Allyson Robbins. “She has the whole package. She is a physical phenomenon, her mental strength is unparalleled and her discipline pertaining to the details of becoming a champion are constant and unwavering.”