For Immediate Release
August 14, 2019
Muscogee (Creek) citizen paces toward Olympic dreams
by: Liz Gray/MCNPR
BIXBY, Okla. – Muscogee (Creek) citizen Brandee Presley recently returned from Costa Rica with medals in hand.
The Ole Miss Rebel competed in the Pan American U20 Outdoors Championship July 19-22, achieving gold in the 4×100 meter relay and bronze in the 100-meter sprint. Presley said this is her greatest accomplishment to date, but this is not the end for the Bixby native.
“Right now, my recent accomplishments are driving me to see that I can do, what I did in such a short amount of time,” she said. “I just want to see what I can do in a longer amount of time with the things that I know and the things that I’m going to learn.”
Presley’s next goal is to become a national champion in the 4×100 meter relay, 100-meter and 200-meter sprints with a long-term goal of participating in the Olympics trials and eventually, become an Olympic champion representing team USA.
She has been running track for 15 years as a member of the Tulsa Express Track Club.
Her family has supported her throughout the years, even when it has to be from a distance when Presley is out of the country.
“I know that they have my back,” Presley said.
She said she is also thankful for the support of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and the Muscogee (Creek) people.