Ostrander PRs in elite steeplechase race in Prefontaine Classic
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.
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