Posts Tagged: Track and Field

Ealum wins two conference titles, giving her 8 for Liberty career

February 29, 2020

It doesn’t matter which conference Tanner Ealum of Anchorage competes in for Liberty University, chances are she’s going to break the meet record in the 800-meter run. Two years after she set the meet record at the Big South Conference outdoor championships, the Alaska track star broke the meet record at the Atlantic Sun Conference… Read more »

Updike, Dunbar run well at David Hemery Valentine Invitational

February 19, 2020

Ketchikan’s Isaac Updike didn’t repeat as 3,000-meter run champion at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston. But he did run much faster, dusting his time from a year ago. The 27-year-old placed 10th out of 192 finishers in the men’s 3,000 in 7:47.93, blowing the doors off his 2019 time of 7:56.63. Last year,… Read more »

Ostrander PRs in 3,000 at Millrose Games to win first pro race

February 8, 2020

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,… Read more »

Bennett breaks Grand Canyon school record in 3,000-meter run

February 4, 2020

Anchorage’s Blake Bennett broke the Grand Canyon University school record in the men’s 3,000-meter run. The sophomore distance runner placed fifth out of 37 participants at the Houston Invitational in Texas with a time of 8:29.47. Bennett, of ACS fame, crushed his previous PR of 8:51.41 set last year at the Western Athletic Conference Indoor… Read more »

Coats goes from walk-on to NAIA Indoor Nationals contender

January 11, 2020

Jonah Coats of Valdez was only looking for a college track and field coach to give him a chance. Then another Alaskan made it happen. And now Coats is making it happen in the heptathlon. The Eastern Oregon University redshirt sophomore wrapped up his first heptathlon of the season by taking fourth place overall at… Read more »

Ostrander PRs in steeplechase at World Championships in Qatar

September 27, 2019

Just-turned-professional runner Allie Ostrander of Kenai posted a personal record in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar. The 22-year-old finished in 9:30.85 to slice a half-second off her previous PR and finish 17th out of 42. The top 15 made the finals. The former three-time NCAA champion was seventh… Read more »

Ostrander first to 3-peat as Mountain West Athlete of the Year

August 14, 2019

When it comes to the Mountain West Conference, there is Kenai’s Allie Ostrander and then there is everybody else. The former Boise State University track and field and cross-country running star became the conference’s first three-time winner of its Athlete of the Year award. Ostrander, of Kenai High fame, was named the MWC Female Athlete… Read more »

Ostrander 4th, Updike 8th in steeplechase at USA Championships

July 29, 2019

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander didn’t disappoint in her much-anticipated professional debut at the USA Track and Field Championships in De Moines, Iowa. The 22-year-old former Boise State University runner finished fourth out of 14 in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase. Ostrander, of Kenai High fame, turned pro this summer after winning her third NCAA national championship in… Read more »

Ostrander walks away with one final award as collegiate runner

July 23, 2019

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander picked up one last college honor on her way out of the door at Boise State University. With a degree in kinesiology in hand, the 3-time NCAA champion and 13-time All-American recently announced her intentions to forgo her senior season and turn her attention to the professional ranks. This week she earned… Read more »

Ostrander PRs in elite steeplechase race in Prefontaine Classic

June 30, 2019

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,… Read more »