Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, did not compete in the 10,000-meter run Saturday at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon.
Heading into the trials, Ray Flynn, Ostrander’s agent, said Ostrander would compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 10,000.
Ostrander finished eighth in the steeplechase Thursday to miss qualifying for the Olympics. Ostrander did hit a personal best and notch an Olympic qualifying standard in the race.
Friday, she posted on her Instagram, “Walking away from the trials with a PR, Olympic standard, and the feeling that I have a lot left to give. Thankful for the people that got me to the line (it was not an easy task lol).”
In the month leading up to the trials, Ostrander was dealing with an injury. Then, June 11, Ostrander announced she was seeking treatment for an eating disorder.
Ostrander has a personal best of 32 minutes, 6.71 seconds, in the 10,000. Saturday, Alicia Monson took the third and final Olympic spot in the 10,000 with a time of 31:18.55. The temperature was 85 degrees, with humidity of 43%, at the start of the race, even though the event was moved to the morning to avoid the heat.