Posts Tagged: Cross Country Running

With Fletcher leading the way BYU cross country finds its groove

November 6, 2015

Go ahead, poke fun and call him grandpa or old man, Aaron Fletcher of Anchorage has heard it all. At 24, he gets plenty of grief from his cross-country running teammates at Brigham Young University. Some of them were in middle school when he graduated from South High in 2009. Last week, he was part… Read more »

Dunbar kicks competition to the curb at Boston Mayor’s Cup

October 27, 2015

A twisted ankle momentarily derailed Trevor Dunbar’s rookie season as a professional runner, but the Kodiak runner is back. And he’s better than ever. The eight-time All-American beat a strong lead pack to win the men’s 8K championship at the 25th annual Boston Mayor’s Cup Cross Country meet. Dunbar, of Oregon Ducks fame, pulled away… Read more »

Fletcher provides leadership for 9th-ranked BYU cross country

October 17, 2015

When Aaron Fletcher of Anchorage graduated high school in 2009, most of his teammates on the nationally ranked BYU cross country team were in middle school. He’s the second-oldest runner on the team, but age hasn’t slowed him down. Fletcher was the only BYU senior to score points for the ninth-ranked Cougars as they finished… Read more »

OMG! Ostrander wins in stunning fashion at Wisconsin Invite

October 16, 2015

Another race, another broken ceiling for Boise State freshman Allie Ostrander of Kenai. It seems like this girl does something special every time she laces ’em up. This time the diminutive dynamo won inarguably her biggest race when she lowered the 6-K course record at the adidas Wisconsin Invitational in a time of 19 minutes,… Read more »

Fletcher posts 8-K PR to pace BYU cross country in Seattle

October 3, 2015

It was the toughest test of the season for the BYU men’s cross country team and Aaron Fletcher of Anchorage passed with flying colors. The senior standout posted the fastest 8-K time of his college career and led the Cougars to a third-place finish in a fantastic field that featured four nationally ranked teams. Fletcher… Read more »

Not even food poison capable of slowing down Ostrander

September 26, 2015

Two days before her first appearance in a major college cross country race, Allie Ostrander of Kenai wasn’t feeling well. The Boise State University freshman runner was sick with food poisoning. “There was something funky in our cafeteria,” she told “I had to come back from being up all night, sick.” She admitted to… Read more »

Fletcher second at BYU Autumn Classic, part of perfect score

September 15, 2015

Aaron Fletcher of Anchorage helped the BYU men’s cross country team post a perfect score at the Autumn Classic in Provo, Utah. The senior finished second among 55 finishers as the Cougars placed all five runners in the top 15. The meet featured BYU, Utah Valley and Weber State. Fletcher, of South High fame, covered… Read more »

Ostrander delivers debut victory for Boise State cross country

September 11, 2015

And so it begins. Kenai’s Allie Ostrander today started her college career in style, winning her first cross-country running race for Boise State University. The 18-year-old freshman posted a women’s victory in the 6-k race at Golden Gate Park in a dual meet against the University of San Francisco. Her time of 20 minutes, 44.4… Read more »

Updike runs to All-American finish at NAIA Championships

November 24, 2014

Lucas Updike of Ketchikan will never forget 2014. For the second time this year, the Eastern Oregon University runner eared All-American honors. In May, it was track. This weekend it was cross country. Updike was second on the team and 23rd out 320 men who finished the NAIA Cross Country Championships in Kansas. He finished… Read more »

Talbot turns in another strong 8K at Battle in Beantown

September 27, 2014

Silas Talbot of Anchorage extended his streak of running an 8K in fewer than 25 minutes. But barely. The Dartmouth University cross-country runner pushed his streak to eight after he clocked a time of 24:59 to finish 27th out of 200 runners at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown in Boston. Talbot, of Service High fame,… Read more »