Ostrander PRs in elite steeplechase race in Prefontaine Classic

June 30, 2019
Allie Ostrander track and field

Allie Ostrander

Facing the stiffest challenge of her track and field career, Kenai’s Allie Ostrander delivered her greatest performance in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Racing the best brought out the best in the three-time NCAA steeplechase national champion from Boise State University as she took six seconds off her PR with a time of 9:31.44 in Stanford, California.

Ostrander, of Kenai Central High fame, placed 13th out of 16 runners to end her three-year college winning streak. But this wasn’t a college race.

This was the Diamond League, a 14-stop global tour of the best track and field stars in the world. It’s the NFL of track.

The women’s steeplechase field featured the defending world champion, the world-record holder and other world-ranked participants. And then there was Ostrander, the NCAA’s best steeplechase runner in college.