Ostrander runs 7th-fastest indoor 5K time in NCAA history

Ostrander runs 7th-fastest indoor 5K time in NCAA history

Boise State redshirt junior Allie Ostrander finished fourth Saturday out of 47 runners in the women’s indoor 5,000 meters at the Sharon Colyear-Danville BU Season Opener in Boston, Massachusetts.

Ostrander ran her personal lifetime best at the 5K distance with a time of 15 minutes, 16.38 seconds, over five seconds quicker than the 15:21.85 she ran nearly three years ago at the UW Invite in Washington state. New Mexico’s Ednah Kurgat won the heat with a time of 15:14.78.

Even more impressively, Ostrander’s time ranks seventh on the all-time NCAA list for the women’s indoor 5K, putting the two-time national steeplechase champion in rare company.

“It was a good first effort of the season,” Ostrander said in a press release from Boise State. “I’m excited to get in some solid training over break and improve upon that performance.”

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