Ostrander parlays athletics and academics into supreme success

May 31, 2019
Allie Ostrander track and field

Allie Ostrander

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander will take plenty of momentum into the upcoming NCAA Track and Field Championships.

The Boise State redshirt junior was named the West Region Women’s Track Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. It’s the fourth time she’s won such honor in her illustrious career.

She was also named to the Academic All-District 7 Cross Country/Track & Field Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. It marks the second straight season in which Ostrander has made the academic team.

Ostrander, of Kenai Central High fame, received her kinesiology degree in May. She graduated with a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average and is now in position to become a NCAA Academic All-American for the second time.

She’ll be gunning for her third straight All-American double on the track.

Ostrander is top ranked in each of the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:40.05) and the 10,000 (32:06.71). She also owns the third-fastest time in the 5,000-meter (15:30.94) and the 1,500-meter (4:14.76).

Ostrander is a two-time defending national champion in the steeplechase and will defend her title at the 2019 championships, that begin Tuesday in Austin, Texas.