Another fortnight, another magnificent moment from Ostrander
The Boise State University redshirt freshman from Kenai smashed the stadium record in the women’s 5,000-meter race at the Dona Larsen Park facility with a time of 16:09.27 to win the event Saturday at the Border Clash in Boise, Idaho.
Her time virtually assuring herself of a spot at the NCAA West Regional Championships.
Two weeks ago, the All-American made her debut in the women’s 1,500 at the 59th annual Mt. SAC Relays in Torrance, California, and posted the third-fastest time [4:18.9] in Boise State history.
Two weeks earlier she won her debut in the women’s 3,000 steeplechase at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, California, with the second-fastest time [9:55.61] in school history.
Ostrander, of Kenai High fame, was running the 5,000 for the first time since last summer’s U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
She stayed close to the pacers for the first three kilometers before breaking solo for last two kilometers to cross the finish line under the NCAA standard of 16:10.
“It was really cool to compete in front of the people that support us,” Ostrander told the school’s website. “We don’t have a lot of home outdoor meets, so our fans follow us from afar. It’s awesome for them to get the chance to see us race and for us to show how much we appreciate their support.”
Ostrander, of Kenai High fame, ran the 5,000 at last summer’s U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.