Ostrander & Uchikoshi Headline Huge Day
March 31, 2018
STANFORD, Calif. - Allie Ostrander and Yusuke Uchikoshi both captured 3,000m steeplechase titles in historic fashion Friday at the Stanford Invitational, setting the tone for what was a wildly successful day for the Blue and Orange.
Ostrander ran a 9:38.57 to win the invitational steeplechase race, giving the redshirt sophomore the fastest 3,000m steeplechase time in the world so far this season. The performance was also a meet record and the 14th-fastest time in NCAA history.
The 9:38.57 improves her position as the second-fastest steeplechaser in school history (third fastest in MW history), trailing only Marisa Howard (9:37.84).
Boise State is one of three teams - joining Colorado and Michigan State - to have two of the 15 fastest women's 3,000m steeplechase runners in NCAA history.
Uchikoshi was exceptional, as well, decisively claiming the victory in a career-best time of 8:38.32. The time is a school record along with the fifth-fastest time in Mountain West history.
Alexis Fuller also made some noise in Bronco history, as her 4:17.80 was good for the second-fastest time in school history, giving her first place in the section two 1,500m race.
The steeplechase produced other positive results on the women's side as Minttu Hukka was just shy of her collegiate PR (10:13.48), running a 10:13.63 for eighth place in the invitational race.
The 5,000m was almost just as successful of a race for Boise State as Clare O'Brien (15:48.74) and Emily Venters (15:49.12) took fourth and fifth in the invitational 5k, respectively, making them the third and fourth fastest in school history in the event.
Gracie Tostenson ran a personal best 16:11.93 to win the section three 5,000m race.
Miler Haller and Grace McConnochie were the lone Boise State 10k runners. Haller almost reset the school record (29:08.32) with a 29:08.90 for fifth place in the men's invitational race. McConnochie also fared well courtesy of a 34:14.18 for 22nd place in the fastest race on the women's side..
The men's 5,000m saw Addison Dehaven lead the way with a career-best 13:58.48, good for 21st place in the invitational race. Ahmed Muhumed also performed extremely well in his outdoor debut, running a 14:16.27 for second in the section four race.
Noah Horsburgh was the lone 1,500m runner for the Broncos at the Stanford Invitational, running a 3:53.54 for a new PR.
Kendra Noneman will kick things off in the hammer throw back at Stanford tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. MT.
San Francisco State Distance Carnival
HAYWARD, Calif. - The Bronco middle distance crew was out in full force in the 1,500m at the San Francisco State Distance carnival with Amy Pfaff recording a second-place finish thanks to a PR of 4:25.99. Kristie Schoffield was just shy of a top-25 finish after running a 4:35.12 for 26th place.
Similar to Schoffield, Jacob Grinwis (3:56.77) also just missed out on a top-25 finish in the men's race with a 27th-place day.
The first event tomorrow morning will be the men's hammer throw (Drew Lindsley) at 10 a.m. MT.
Stanford Invitational Results
San Francisco State Distance Carnival Results
*Italics denotes a PR*
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