Ostrander named Mountain West Athlete of the Year for 3rd time
Three is the magic number for Kenai’s Allie Ostrander.
Two weeks after becoming the first women to win three consecutive NCAA championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, the redshirt junior at Boise State University became the first person to win the Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Student-Athlete of the Year award in back-to-back-to-back years.
This is the fourth time a Boise State woman earned the award, with 10,000-meter national champion Emma Bates winning in 2014.
Ostrander this season the fastest steeplechase time in the nation in 9:37.73, which was faster than her NCAA championship times in both 2017 and 2018.
The six-time outdoor All-Mountain West honoree now has the second-fastest steeplechase time ever in the conference and also owns the league’s record in the 10,000-meter race, which she set earlier this season at the Stanford Invitational (32:06.71).
Ostrander, of Kenai Central High fame, recorded top-20 times nationally in the 1,500-meter, 5,000-meter, 10,000-meter and 3,000-meter steeplechase this season.
She is also a semifinalist for The Bowerman, the highest national intercollegiate honor awarded annually to a male and female track & field athlete.