Ostrander receives Elite 90 award, will attempt distance double

Ostrander receives Elite 90 award, will attempt distance double

Boise State redshirt junior Allie Ostrander was announced as the women’s Elite 90 award winner Thursday for Division I Indoor Track and Field.

The honor is given to the top male and female student-athlete with the highest GPA at each NCAA championship site. Ostrander, a 2015 Kenai Central grad, earned it with a 4.0 GPA majoring in kinesiology.

Ostrander will be racing this weekend at the 2019 Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama. Ostrander is entered in the women’s 3,000 and 5,000-meter races, a distance double that she is attempting for the second time in her collegiate career.

A win in either event would make Ostrander the first Boise State athlete ever to win three individual national championships. Ostrander currently holds two national titles in the women’s outdoor 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Ostrander holds a season best of 8 minutes, 55.26 seconds, in the 3K and a season best (and personal best) of 15:16.38 in the 5K. Both times rank fourth-fastest in the nation this season.

The finals can be streamed live on ESPN3.com. The 5K will be raced at 5:07 p.m. (AKST) Friday, and the 3K will race 3:10 p.m. Saturday.

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