Ostrander runs 7th-fastest women’s indoor 5K in NCAA history

December 1, 2018
Allie Ostrander track and field

Allie Ostrander

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander was part of a women’s indoor 5,000-meter run that rewrote the NCAA history book.

When the dust settled, she had posted the seventh-fastest time of all-time.

In her first 5,000 in nearly three years, the Boise State University junior ran 15:16.38 and finished fourth in an uber competitive field at the Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener hosted by Boston University in Massachusetts.

Ostrander, of Kenai Central High fame, reset her previous school record in the event and also the previous Mountain West record.

“It was a good first effort of the season,” she said in a postrace interview. “I’m excited to get in some solid training over break and improve upon that performance.”

Here is a list of today’s top finishers in Boston followed by the previous top-10 fastest 5,000 indoor times in NCAA history.

1 Ednah Kurgat New Mexico 15:14.78
2 Weini Kelati New Mexico 15:15.24
3 Sharon Lokedi Kansas 15:15.47
4 Allie Ostrander Boise State 15:16.38