Today was the final day of the NCAA outdoor track & field championships. While the team standings were pretty tight all day (Arkansas and USC were tied going into the final event, the 4x400) all Bronco nation really cared about were the two women still competing today: Kristie Schoffield and some no-name other person *squints* Allie Ostrander? Huh. Must be a new transfer.
Anyway, Ms. Schoffield had a pretty darn respectable day for herself grabbing sixth place in the 800m. Which earned her first-team All-America honors:
Congratulations to Ms. Schoffield on a pretty decent way of ending your sophomore season.
As for the other person in the final day, Ms. Allie Ostrander, she would be double-booked in both the 3,000m steeplechase (where folks are just running around after steeples, natch) and the 5,000m (that one is less fun and more of running around in a circle).
The steeple chase was first for Ms. Ostrander and, wouldn’t you know it, Ostrander did what she does best: absolutely smokes the field:
3️⃣PEAT & Still undefeated!— NCAA Track & Field (@NCAATrackField) June 8, 2019
Yep. She is a three-time national champeen in the steeplechase!
Thrice as Nice!!— Boise State T&F (@BroncoSportsTF) June 8, 2019
Allie Ostrander becomes the first woman to win three-straight titles in the steeplechase, running a facility record and personal best of 9:37.73!#BleedBlue | #ncaaTF pic.twitter.com/Ucw72ujsc2
Which is pretty awesome. And even awesomer? This interview afterwards. Can’t help but appreciate the subtle art of interviewing an athlete directly after a competition.
Allie has an awesome sense of humor. It can be a little dry some time, but she is super funny! pic.twitter.com/yBuPqtD2ye— Jay Tust (@KTVBSportsGuy) June 8, 2019
Of course, not to be outdone, she had to regroup in roughly an hour and a half, she had to get on the track again and run the 5,000m. I am not sure about you, but after running a 3,000, you’d be hard-pressed to see me even walking to check the mail let alone running more. But Ostrander soldiered forth and did quite a respectable 16th.
Her incredible journey has taken he to become one of the greatest athletes—ever—at Boise State. It is quite remarkable the work she’s done and the accolades she has put together. The truth is almost stranger than fiction in just how good she is.
Congratulations to Ms. Ostrander as you try to find somewhere to put all that hardware.