Women's DMR Takes Fifth
March 9, 2018

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS- Making the first appearance at a national championship in program history, the Boise State women’s distance medley relay took fifth in a new school record time. 
The team of Alexis Fuller, Chelsea Walker, Amy Pfaff and Allie Ostrander ran 10:58.93, the fastest time in school history without an altitude conversion to score four points.

"It was tough to have Sadi go out, but I thought the group of Alexis, Chelsea, Amy and Allie just ran phenomenally," head coach Corey Ihmels said. "They responded to a tough situation and I'm proud of the way they battled. 
Fuller and Walker both passed off their batons with Boise State in the lead pack with a host of other schools. Pfaff was able to maintain for much of the way, but handed off the baton to Ostrander for the final 1,600m leg in sixth.
Ostrander battled with Oklahoma State and was able to pass on the third lap, but was unable to catch the lead pack of four schools.
In the women’s 800m, Sadi Henderson was unable to qualify to Saturday’s final after taking a fall 400 meters into the race. The redshirt junior was towards the front of the pack, before falling at the top of the curve entering the back stretch. She was able to rally to finish the race in 2:17.50.
Henderson still earned second-team All-American honors for the second-straight season.
In the women’s 5,000m, Clare O’Brien took 14th in her first appearance at an indoor national championship. The sophomore ran 16:23.66 to also earn second-team All-American honors. 
Ostrander will conclude the national championships for the Broncos tomorrow, running the 3,000m at 5:25 p.m. (MT). 

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