Ostrander’s runner-up finish leads Broncos to team title

  • By Staff Report
  • Saturday, September 26, 2015 11:06pm
  • Sports

2015 Kenai Central graduate Allie Ostrander didn’t notch another win the second meet of her college career, but her team did Saturday in Minnesota.

Ostrander finished second at the 30th annual Roy Griak Invitational to lead Boise State to victory. The Broncos defeated defending national champion Michigan State by 79 points.

There were 27 teams vying for the women’s title, including Iowa State, No. 2 in the USTACCCA Coaches’ Poll, and the No. 6 Spartans. The Broncos are ranked No. 20.

“It was outstanding,” Boise State head coach Corey Imhels said. “Probably one of the best performances we’ve had as a program. It’s an exciting time for the women’s team, and we are really looking forward to continual improvement throughout the season.”

Ostrander finished the six-kilometer course in 21 minutes, 9.4 seconds, to finish behind Bethan Knights of Cal, who won at 20:53.

Ostrander was one of three freshmen, along with a sophomore and junior, providing the counting scores for Boise State. That meant the Blue and Orange had the youngest competing roster in the field.

Ostrander had started her college career on Sept. 11 with a victory at the Dual in Speedway Meadow in San Francisco on Sept. 11. She then won the women’s junior race at Snowdonia, North Wales, on Sept. 19 in the 31st World Mountain Running Championship.

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