Posts Tagged: Track and Field

DeLoach to join Colorado State University Hall of Fame

August 6, 2017

Long before she became world renowned in the long jump, Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks did her thing at Colorado State University. She racked up five school records and four All-American finishes before becoming the school’s first women’s track and field athlete to medal at the Olympics. She’s one of the greatest athletes in CSU history,… Read more »

Ostrander named Mountain West Female Athlete of the Year

July 19, 2017

The Mountain West Conference had never named a freshman as its Female Athlete of the Year until this year. Call it the ‘Allie Effect.’ Kenai’s Allie Ostrander has been named this season’s Mountain West Female Athlete of the Year after the redshirt freshman ran to a pair of NCAA All-American finishes at the NCAA Outdoor… Read more »

DeLoach matches PR in 100-meter hurdles in TrackTown Series

July 6, 2017

Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks is a world-class long jumper, yet she manages to remain relevant in the 100-meter hurdles. Going fast will do that. The 31-year-old Alaska Sports Hall of Famer posted a personal-best time of 12.83 seconds at the TrackTown Summer Series in New York, New York. DeLoach finished second to New York native… Read more »

Blackburn picks up discus, javelin victories in Germany

June 26, 2017

Former U.S. Air Force Academy track and field standout Paige Blackburn of Soldotna posted two individual victories at the Headquarters Allied Air Command Championships in Germany. Her two victories helped the Air Force alumni women compile 61 points to claim the team title over Poland, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Belgium. Blackburn, of… Read more »

Ostrander destroys NCAA field to win steeple, 4th in 5,000

June 10, 2017

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander showed incredible durability, determination and downright guts on the final day of the NCAA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. The Boise State University redshirt freshman ran to a pair of NCAA All-American finishes within an hour and a half, winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase and coming back to grind out a… Read more »

Ostrander punches ticket to NCAA final in steeplechase with PR

June 8, 2017

At 5-foot-1, Boise State runner Allie Ostrander of Kenai was the smallest runner in tonight’s second heat of the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. There were moments during the race televised on ESPN when you couldn’t even see the diminutive dynamo in the middle of the pack…. Read more »

Ostrander qualifies for NCAA Championships in two events

May 28, 2017

When Kenai’s Allie Ostrander competes at next month’s NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, she won’t only be representing her hometown but rather the entire state. The Boise State University redshirt freshman is believed to be the only D1 athlete from Alaska to qualify for nationals. Ostrander, of Kenai High fame, punched her ticket to… Read more »

Todd, Ealum help Liberty continue track dominance in Big South

May 17, 2017

For the third consecutive year, Liberty University swept the team titles at the Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Charleston, South Carolina. This time, though, there were a couple Alaskans that help make it possible. Freshman Tanner Ealum of Anchorage won the 400 meters and was part of the 4×400 relay as the… Read more »

Ostrander picks up 3rd career Mountain West individual title

May 12, 2017

Boise State’s Allie Ostrander of Kenai ran to her third individual championship in the Mountain West Conference. Already a conference champion in cross country and track’s distance medley relay, the diminutive dynamo added a 10,000-meter title to her list of accomplishments. The redshirt freshman clocked a time of 35:51.20 and executed her game plan to… Read more »

Updike bros finish 2nd, 3rd in steeplechase at Oregon Twilight

May 5, 2017

Ketchikan brothers Isaac and Lucas Updike ran together in high school, at Eastern Oregon University and now for Team Run Eugene in Oregon. Tonight, they finished second and third in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Oregon Twilight at iconic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Isaac lost a photo finish and his brother won a… Read more »