Ostrander to attempt another steeple/5K double

Ostrander to attempt another steeple/5K double

Boise State redshirt junior Allie Ostrander will begin a weekend that could see history made for the Broncos.

The 2015 Kenai Central grad is attempting a championship double at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas, running the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 5,000-meter run.

Ostrander is the two-time defending women’s Div. I steeplechase champion and a third straight title would make her the first Boise State athlete to win three national track titles, and she would become the first ever to win the women’s steeplechase crown in three consecutive years. Colorado’s Jenny Barringer won three nonconsecutively in 2006, 2008 and 2009.

Ostrander’s weekend gets under way tonight with a steeplechase semifinal heat at 4:32 p.m. (AKDT). If she qualifies, the steeplechase final awaits Saturday at 2:54 p.m.

Like she has for the past two years, Ostrander will need a quick refresh for the 5,000 final, which starts at 4:25 p.m. (AKDT), giving Ostrander only 1 hour, 31 minutes, between races, and since Ostrander’s typical steeplechase time is just under 10 minutes, the time between races is realistically about 1:21.

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