Kenai Central graduate Taylor Ostrander completed her college career by finishing 11th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Waverly, Iowa, on Saturday.
This was the fourth straight year Ostrander of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, competed at the meet in the event, and the third year in a row she made the final.
She also was 11th in 2014, while taking 13th in 2015 and 22nd in 2013.
By adding this fourth national track and field meet to her four national appearances in cross country, Ostrander is the third Willamette athlete to compete in eight NCAA championships.
Ostrander also has excelled in the classroom at Willamette.
She recently won the Jean Williams Award as Willamette’s top women’s senior student-athlete.
She also was recently named First Team College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District VII for NCAA Division III in women’s track and field and cross country for the third year in a row.
Ostrander majored in Exercise Science, getting a 3.82 grade-point average.