The old saying goes, “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again”. In the case of chasing an intercollegiate national championship, one might expect that this would require more than 4 attempts. Well, today Allie Ostrander taught us—yet again—to expect the unexpected.
Ostrander's time of 9:41.31 is more than five seconds better than second-place Madison Boreman of Colorado.— Dave Southorn (@davesouthorn) June 10, 2017
Anyone that’s followed OBNUG at length knows that we have something of an athletic crush on the powerhouse runner from Alaska. The win lead to some quick-hitting and critical analysis.
Allie Ostrander is the most adorable badass I have ever seen #NCAATF— Kellee McCann (@KMacncheeese) June 10, 2017
Editor Drew concurs:
We tried to come up with a nickname for Ostrander on @OBNUG, but frankly "adorable badass" might be most succinct.— Drew S. Roberts, Esq (@mybrainissmart) June 10, 2017
Which then escalated to...
If Allie wins the 5k (or finishes in the top 3) 90 minutes after 3k final, they'll dump Chuck Norris and start making Ostrander facts— Drew S. Roberts, Esq (@mybrainissmart) June 10, 2017
You can follow along here for the rest of Allie’s historic day
Boise State's Allie Ostrander wins national title in steeplechase and will run in 5,000 meters at ~6:30 p.m. MT.https://t.co/UK2NveigfA— Dave Southorn (@davesouthorn) June 10, 2017
In the meantime, let’s start re-writing all those Chuck Norris jokes.