National Record | Brie Oakley First Girl to Break 16 Minutes Indoors

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Brie Oakley of Colorado became the first girl to break 16 minutes indoors for 5K on Friday night running 15:55.75 at New Balance Nationals.

The National Champion took off from the field well before she completed her 5:04 opening mile, and would rank US#3 with her 3K split of 9:30. With the crowd cheering her home the rest of the way as she closed her historic run that gap became even greater and almost amassed to a minute margin of victory. She is now the fastest high school girl to run the indoor 5K and ranks fifth all-time when including outdoor performances.

The previous record was held by  by Weini Kelati of Heritage (VA), who ran 16:08.83 at last year's New Balance Nationals Indoor

Oakley is scheduled to run the 2 mile Sunday afternoon, and after today's impressive performance, if it wasn't already known, she is most definitely the favorite heading in.

Top Seven Finishers

  1 Brie Oakley               17 Aurora, CO            15:55.75N  2
  2 Sara Platek               17 Jamestown, NC         16:48.09F  2
  3 Annie Hill                18 Kalispell, MT         17:07.26F  2
  4 Amanda Vestri             17 Webster, NY           17:21.56   2
  5 Doria Martingayle         17 Virginia Beach, VA    17:22.39   2
  6 Libby Davidson            17 Lynchburg, VA         17:24.52   2
  7 Julien Webster            17 Thurmont, MD          17:26.42   2