Allie Ostrander continued to do Allie Ostrander things Friday and Saturday at the UW Invitational in Seattle.
Friday, Ostrander anchored the Boise State women’s distance medley relay to a new Broncos school record, then Saturday crushed the Boise State record in the women’s mile by an astonishing seven seconds, posting a time of 4 minutes, 35.79 seconds, to finish third in the elite heat.
For reference, Ostrander’s best mile time in high school competing for Kenai Central was 4:47.86. Saturday in Seattle, Ostrander just missed out on the overall win by .59 seconds, as professional Nike runner Hanna Green won in 4:35.20 and Oklahoma State’s Sinclaire Johnson finished second in 4:35.62.
According to a Boise State press release, Ostrander rode in the middle of the pack for the first half of the race, then moved into second as the final lap began. Green and Johnson both surged into the lead in the final 200 meters.
In all, 47 of the 54 women beat the five-minute mark.
In Friday’s distance medley relay, Ostrander anchored the Broncos to a second-place finish of 10:56.42, lowering the school record that Boise State set at last year’s NCAA National Championships of 10:58.93.
Ostrander ran the 1,600-meter portion of the relay and took the baton in third place, just meters behind the front two teams of Washington and Oklahoma State. In the final 100 meters, Ostrander was unable to catch Oklahoma State but held off BYU to take second, a half second behind the winning team.