Dallas Seavey poses with his dogs after winning the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race race near Willow, Alaska, early Monday, March 15, 2021. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Former local prep stars Ostrander, Seavey selected for Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame announced this week that former Kenai Peninsula prep stars Allie Ostrander and Dallas Seavey will be part of the Class of 2024 in April at the Anchorage Museum.

Joining the two is 10-time Special Olympics World Games medalist Bobby Hill.

“We are inducting three contemporary athletes who are still building their resumes, but our selection panel decided it was the right time,” Harlow Robinson, Alaska Sports Hall of Fame executive director, said in a press release. “Each of them has achieved greatness within their respective sports at this point in their careers and each of them have brought so much pride to Alaskans over the years.”

The moment Scott Gomez was named NHL Rookie of the Year also will be a part of the Hall’s 16th inducted class.

After a storied career at Kenai Central that left her with three state cross-country titles, and state track and field meet records at 1,600 and 3,200 meters, Ostrander graduated from high school in 2015 and went on to win three NCAA Division I steeplechase titles at Boise State.

Ostrander was an All-American 13 times at Boise State in track and cross country.

She’s also a legendary performer at Seward’s Mount Marathon race, where she won six junior girls titles and still holds the junior girls course record. She also won the 2017 women’s title in what was then the second-fastest time in race history.

Seavey, the son of Iditarod legend Mitch Seavey of Sterling and Seward, won a Class 4A state wrestling championship for Skyview High School in the 2003-04 season before going on to win five of the 13 Iditarod Trail sled dog races he has entered.

The five wins are tied for the most ever with Rick Swenson. Seavey also holds the fastest time in the event, finishing in 7 days, 14 hours and 57 seconds in 2021.

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