Boise State redshirt junior Allie Ostrander put the track and field world on notice by posting the top collegiate time in the nation Thursday in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, winning the event at the Payton Jordan Invitational at California’s Stanford University.
Ostrander won in a time of 9 minutes, 45.66 seconds, beating runner-up Adva Cohen of New Mexico University by a scant .05 seconds. According to a press release by Boise State, Ostrander’s time would also rank her in the top-three in the world this year, as Kenyan runner Caren Chebet is listed with a handed-time mark of 9:45.6.
Ostrander is a two-time Div. I champion in the steeplechase, winning each of the past two years.