Well, Ms. Ostrander does it again. Adding another award to her still growing, and ever expanding, trophy collection (that collection is going to be obnoxiously large at the end of her senior career).
The US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association have awarded her with a Division I regional award for the 2016 indoor season. Her region is the West.
From the write up:
Ostrander, a freshman from Kenai, Alaska, clocked in at 15:21.85 in the 5000 meters at the UW Invitational in January to claim a new school and Mountain West record which lists among the top-10 all-conditions times in collegiate history. She also enters the NCAA meet in the 3000 meters as the No. 1 seed via another school and league record, 8:54.27, set at the Husky Classic.
From the Broncos site:
Ostrander ran in just three indoor meets, but she made a splash in all three races she competed in. She first participated at the UW Invitational and competed in the 5,000m, running a time of 15:21.85. The time shattered the school and Mountain West records, and also gave her the third-fastest oversized track time in collegiate indoor history.
Another name on this list is Ostrander's arch nemesis Molly Seidel. She is the Great Lakes region athlete of the year.
Seidel, a senior from Hartland, Wisconsin, is undefeated at both 3000 and 5000 meters this season heading into the NCAA Championships, into which she also qualified as a member of the ND distance medley relay. She ran 15:19.64 to win the ACC 5000-meter title, giving her the collegiate lead and the No. 4 spot on the all-time college performers list. She also claimed the 3000 meters ACC crown, and is ranked No. 2 in that event at 8:57.13.
The two will square off in the NCAAs next weekend in both the 3,000 meters and the 5,000 meters.
Also on the list is Allie's conference-mate Air Force cadet Hannah Everson who is the Mountain region track athlete of the year.
A hearty congratulations to the young running prodigy as she continues to do amazing things. The NCAA meet will certainly be one to keep track of. And hopefully Ostrander run away from the competition.