Ostrander PRs in 3,000 at Millrose Games to win first pro race
Using a killer kick, Kenai’s Allie Ostrander came from behind down the stretch to win the women’s 3,000-meter run at the 113th Millrose Games in New York City.
The 23-year-old runner is beginning her second season as a professional and secured her first victory on one of the biggest stages in track and field.
Ostrander, of Kenai Central High fame, topped a field of 12 women in the Mike Frankfurt 3K with a personal-best time of 8:48.94, winning a close finish against Canada’s Julie-Anne Staehli (8:49.01) and Mexico’s Laura Galvan Rodriguez (8:49.74).
Ostrander was in 10th after the first 1,000 meters and seventh at the 2,000 mark before dropping the hammer in the final third of the race.
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Ostrander turned pro last year after a sparkling college career at Boise State University, where she was a three-time NCAA champion in the steeplechase and a 13-time NCAA All-American in track and cross country.
She is the first Alaskan since 2016 to win a race at the Millrose Games.
Former Olympian Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks won the women’s 60-meter hurdles at the Millrose Games in 2014 and 2016. She also won the long jump in 2013.