Ostrander defends MW 5,000 crown, finishes 2nd in 1,500

Allie Ostrander defended her Mountain West 5,000 meters championship with a win Saturday at the Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Clovis, California.

Ostrander, a Boise State redshirt junior, won the race in a West Region qualifying time of 15 minutes, 45.66 seconds. Ostrander ran with the leaders all race, then took the lead with about a mile to go. On the final lap, Ostrander began her kick with 300 meters to go to help distance herself from New Mexico runner Ednah Kurgat.

The 2015 Kenai Central grad also had a second-place finish earlier on Saturday in the women’s 1,500 meters, finishing just .36 seconds behind Broncos teammate Alexis Fuller in a time of 4:21.47.

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