Ostrander wins 5,000 for 5th Mountain West Championships title
She won the 5,000-meter run and turned in a runner-up finish in the 1,500 to lead the women’s team to a fourth-place finish.
The redshirt sophomore pulled away from a University of New Mexico runner over the last mile and crossed the line with a time of 15:44.11, good for a new Mountain West Championship meet record.
The victory also maintains an impressive Bronco tradition in the 5k, as a Boise State woman has won the event in six of seven seasons.
Ostrander, of Kenai High fame, finished behind teammate Alexis Fuller in the 1,500, with Fuller clocking a conference championship record time of 4:20.40 and the Alaskan crossing right on her heels in 4:20.82.
The Bronco duo worked together the whole way, leading to times that both broke the previous conference championship record that had held for 17 years.
Ostrander’s other Mountain West titles came in cross country in 2015, the 10,000 in 2017 and distance medley relay in 2016 and 2018.