In twenty years, we’ll be gathering our grandkids at our knee to tell them of the exploits of Boise State’s Allie Ostrander...who was 7 feet tall and had legs the size of tree trunks. Of course, this will be right after you regale the assembled kiddos about how the Broncos (3x national champs) came from 40 pts down in the final 45 seconds of regulation to defeat Colorado State in football. Thing is, there isn’t really that much need to embellish when talking about Allie O, who is already the most decorated Bronco athlete in forever and she’s JUST a sophomore (and freshman, depending on the sport).
Today, Allie lent her legendary kick to the women’s DMR team (“de-militarized runners”, I believe) to help them win the indoor MWC title (their 3rd straight). Oh, they also posted the nation’s top time this season in qualifying for nationals. Shabby, it was not.
The 11:05.39 by your @MW_OlySports women's DMR champions is:— Boise State T&F (@BroncoSportsTF) February 22, 2018
Boise State school record
Mountain West Championship record
Third-fastest in MW history
Albuquerque Convention Center facility record
Fastest time in the nation this season (altitude converted)
Obviously, Allie didn’t run the relay alone...and even though she’s the face of the track team...she’s got some pretty amazing teammates too. Alexis Fuller, Chelsea Walker, and Sadi Henderson also had a LOT to do with the ladies’ incredible time (Henderson is a MWC superstar in her own right in the 800). The Broncos held off a very tough New Mexico relay team for the crown—even briefly relinquishing the lead on the anchor leg...but Allie is a closer and she secured the win. Also, if you think the Broncos are triumphing over inferior competition, think again...that Lobo squad they defeated has the 3rd-fastest DMR time in the country—making it a real possibility that an MWC team brings home a national indoor title...even if they aren’t in blue and orange (ridiculous, I know). Ostrander has not raced a ton this indoor season, so it’s possible that better racing is ahead of her in the coming weeks.
Way to go, ladies...Bronco Nation couldn’t be prouder.