In one year of competitive distance running, Colorado's Brie Oakley rose from 26th at nationals all the way to the top of the ranks to win the Nike Cross Nationals title in 2016. This is her story.More coverage from Nike Cross Nationals:ResultsVideosPhoto Galleries
Who's qualified so far?
View final field for Nike Cross Nationals
MileSplit counts down the top 25 pre-season individuals
Jojo and Billy break down every NXN region
MileSplit counts down the pre-season top 10 ranked boys cross country teams this week
MileSplit staff weighs in on the most surprising moments in Portland
The age group world record holder will not race in Portland
Coach of the Year named for all 50 states and D.C.
MileSplit counts down the pre-season top 10 ranked girls cross country teams this week
Who can challenge #1 Brie Oakley?
Boys top 100 XC team score rankings for all 9 region qualifiers for the Nike Cross Nationals based on XC team scoring the season best 5K times in the MileSplit database teams from all states in each NXN region.
At the midway point, Brie Oakley's lead was already the stuff of legend. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Is the Foot Locker champion always better than the NXN winner?
Recap with post-race interviews from Portland, Oregon
Can anyone challenge Casey Clinger?
Girls XC team score rankings for all 9 region qualifiers for the Nike Cross Nationals based on XC team scoring the season best 5K times in the MileSplit database teams from all states in each NXN region.
Top 21 boys at Nike Cross Nationals
The Kansas state champion fell in the final 100m at NXN Heartland
A look ahead to next year's NXN Regionals with top returning boys individuals and teams from this year's regional race results.
What are speed ratings? What do they mean? Which teams have have been earning the best rated performances this season?
Top 21 girls at Nike Cross Nationals
The best boys programs in the history of Nike Cross Nationals taking the top 7 runners' performances from each school at all past 12 NXN races then scoring as a meet.
American Fork failed to win NXN despite having three of the best runners in the nation. Why?
FloSports staff predicts the girls and boys team and individual winners at NXN
Billy and Travis predict the at-large bids
How can the nation's best athletes race both Foot Locker and NXN?
Could Casey Clinger have withstood Reed Brown's kick at Balboa Park?
The Nike Cross Nationals are this weekend, and New York is sending what could be considered it's best individual contingent ever.
All the best of NXN, AAU and the beginning of track season.
Using Speed Ratings, we compared how teams ran at their respective regional, to try and see which teams may get the call on Thanksgiving weekend.
With NXN wrapped up, lets look ahead to next year and who will be the top returning boys cross country teams in the nation based on their returnees' season best 5K performances from this past season.
A quick look at the New Jersey athletes who qualified for Foot Locker and Nike Cross Nationals.
A look at the top returning individuals and teams for next year's Nike Cross Nationals. A total of 10 girls teams and 4 boys teams have at least 5 returning runners from their 2016 NXN squad.
The nation's No. 2 ranked distance runner will not compete at Foot Locker Midwest
Alex Maier makes history in Portland.
A look ahead to next year's NXN Regionals with top returning girls individuals and teams from this year's regional race results.
Who will make it to NXN in 2016? See the current regional team rankings.
Check out the final list of the top 500 boys cross country 5K times in the nation for the 2016 season.
Let's meet the Midwest girls individuals
Based on MileSplit's Saucony Flo50 XC rankings heading into championship weekend, here is a breakdown of the number of top 10-ranked athletes in the 2014-16 Foot Locker and NXN fields.
Check out the top 500 boys cross country returnees for the 2017 cross country season.
Want to know how the 2016 Nike Cross Nationals team battle for the boys might play out if we add up all the season best 5K times of top 7 runners among the 22 qualifying squads? Find out in the below virtual meet team projections!
Flashback Friday for NXN as we check out past race video coverage from prior Nike Cross Nationals by MileSplit dating all the way back to 2008!
The best girls programs in the history of Nike Cross Nationals taking the top 7 runners' performances from each school at all past 12 NXN races then scoring as a meet.
Check out the top 500 girls cross country returnees for the 2017 cross country season based on season best 5K times from this past season.
Quick recaps of the New Jersey athlete results at NXN on Saturday.
Check out whose competed at the nationals (NXN, Foot Locker) for Rhode Island over the years. It could be more than you think.
Whitney Rich and Quinn McConnell ensured that all six of the Southwest region individual qualifiers landed in the top 20. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Check out the final top predictions for NXN
Want to know how the 2016 Nike Cross Nationals team battle for the girls might play out if we add up all the season best 5K times of top 7 runners among the 22 qualifying squads. Find out in the below virtual meet projections.
We caught up with U.S. #10 and Texas #1 ranked Keller girls just before the championship season to see what they to get their speed.
Analyzing speed ratings to determine which FM team was the strongest.
Take a look below at MileSplit's coverage from all 8 Nike Cross Nationals regional qualifiers and the California State Meet.
Minooka girls are ready to go
Individual profiles of Midwest Boys
La Salle senior finishes 21st overall in Saturday's race.
Fayetteville-Manlius on track to win 10th national title
With NXN wrapped up, lets look ahead to next year and who will be the top returning girls cross country teams in the nation based on their returnees' season best 5K performances from this past season.
Check out the final list of the top 500 girls cross country 5K times in the nation for the 2016 season.
Check out the top 500 girls times ever in the meet history of the Nike Cross Nationals.
Check out the top 500 boys times ever in the meet history of the Nike Cross Nationals.
A trio of Pennsylvania girls closed out their cross country careers at NXN
La Salle runner is one of the leading contenders for a possible individual title at Nike Cross Nationals on Saturday.
The Desert Vista girls finished the season with an impressive 6th place at NXN. Each athlete shares her experience at the Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland Oregon.
say hi to Downers Grove North!
Brie Oakley's race was mostly an exercise in solitude. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Melville has had his eyes on this meet since finished 9th as a sophomore in 2015. Read about the road Melville traveled and his friends and family's perspective on him.
As David Melville enters his first race at the national stage, he has a chance to make NC history at Nike Cross Nationals
Check out the boys NXN all-time list including runners from this year.
Check out all the post race interviews from NXN.
The Mountain Vista girls and Coach Dalby help break in the course on this year's course preview. Photo by Alan Versaw.
We recap how Floridians Tsion Yared and Caitlin Collier fared in Portland, Oregon at Nike Cross Nationals.
Three boys teams rank inside the top 15 in the NXN Southeast Region as they'll eye a team birth to Nike Cross Nationals.
Cardinal Gibbons girls have been on fire lately and have an incredible shot at grabbing a NXN birth!
The Maryland running community demonstrated an outpouring of support in helping send RM coach Davy Rogers to NXN with Rohann Asfaw.
La Salle senior taking well'deserved break before shifting attention to the winter season on the oval.
The squad: Neuqua Valley Boys
Mahomet Seymour meet and greet
The ultimate team in the Midwest
For Bolles' Caitlin Collier, 2016 was a year of redemption. In 2015, she missed out on both the 2A cross country state title and an individual berth to NXN by one spot.
The Downingtown West senior took ninth at Nike Cross Nationals in Portland last fall.
Although only a freshman, Pine Crest's Tsion Yared has accolades beyond her years. Yared started running in fourth grade, placing sixth in the 2A state cross country meet as a sixth grader in 2013 and winning it as a seventh grader in 2014. With PRs of 17:42.40 for XC, 10:49.60 for the 3200m, and 5:06.56, she could rival most seniors in the state.
We know that Claire Walters and Manlius were in control of the team scoring throughout, but what about the other NXN teams?
Let's say hi to Naperville North
Predictions, goals, dancing, embarrassing stories, mannequins, and more!
Wreckers finished 22nd overall in Saturday's race.
Recent New England champions and Nike Cross Nationals Northeast Regional runner-ups feel a top 10 position is possible.
Updated list of NXR qualifiers
Read the preview & vote for your favorite athlete!
Vote for your favorite athlete
Images from athletes checking out the course on Friday.
Complete results from Nike Cross Nationals
Post-race interview with American Fork senior
Images from intros, awards, and championship races.
Rohann Asfaw and the NXN Southeast individual boys qualifiers talk about their races at NXN experience.
Check out the final post-NXN Flo50 update
Check out the final 2016 team rankings after the chaos of NXN.
One national championship down, one to go
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