Boise State relay posts record time, wins title behind Ostrander

February 23, 2018

Allie Ostrander Cross Country Running

Allie Ostrander

The distance medley relay at this year’s Mountain West Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico, must have felt like deja vu for Boise State runner Allie Ostrander of Kenai.

Two years ago, she anchored the winning relay team that won a conference title with the fastest time in school history.

It happened again.

Except this time Ostrander and Co. went even faster.

Ostrander, of Kenai High fame, picked up her fourth career title at the Mountain West Championships after anchoring the DMR team to another conference crown with another record time.

The Boise State team of Sadi Henderson, Chelsea Walker, Alexis Fuller and Ostrander held off New Mexico on the final lap to win in 11:05.39 – a time that finds itself on numerous record books.

The time sets a new school record, Mountain West Championships record, Albuquerque Convention Center facility record and is the third-fastest time in Mountain West history.

The time also converts to 10:55.32 based on altitude, giving the Broncos the fastest time in the nation this season and putting them in good position to earn a bid to the NCAA Championships.

Henderson gave the Broncos a narrow lead after her 1200-meter leg. Walker and Fuller were able to extend on both of their legs, giving Ostrander a roughly 40-meter lead for her final 1600-meter leg.

New Mexico was able to cut Boise State’s gap and take the lead 600-meters in, but Ostrander was able to rally on the last lap, using a move on the backstretch to give Boise State the victory.

The title is Boise State’s third straight in the DMR.

In addition to her two relay titles, Ostrander has also won Mountain West title in the 10,000 meters as well as cross country.

She’s also a four-time NCAA All-American and national champion in the 3,000 steeplechase.