Ostrander and Henderson Both Qualify
May 26, 2017

Day Two Results

AUSTIN, Texas
Allie Ostrander (3,000m steeplechase) and Sadi Henderson (800m) both punched their tickets to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., (June 7-10) thanks to their performances on Friday night at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships in Austin, Texas.

Ostrander clocked a 10:00.02 in the first heat for the fastest overall time on the day. The redshirt freshman took the lead with about seven laps remaining and never looked back in what was an imposing victory.

The Kenai, Alaska native will continue what will be a five-year streak that a Bronco steepler on the women’s side has competed at nationals. Minttu Hukka (2016) and Marisa Howard (2013-15) started the streak the previous four years. Robin Wemple (2003) also ran in the steeplechase at nationals, setting up Ostrander to be the fourth Bronco to compete in the event.

Henderson’s 2:03.91 was equally impressive as the redshirt sophomore improved upon her school record and the No. 5 outdoor 800m time in Mountain West history. The time was the second fastest on the day, regardless of heat.

The Corvallis, Mont., native will be the first women’s 800m runner at outdoor nationals in school history. In addition, she will be the first women’s middle distance runner to represent Boise State since Niamh Beirne (1,500m) in 1997.

Anna McDonald (10:25.70) ran a great race in the second heat of the women’s steeplechase, but her 14th-place finish was just short of earning a trip to Eugene.

Fernando Martinez (51.27) also came painfully close to punching his ticket, taking 16th place in the 400m hurdles.

Dusty Fisher (20th) ran a 20.91 in the opening round of the 200m, securing his spot in the quarterfinals tomorrow evening based on time. Alexandru Terpezan (21.46) took 43rd overall.

Yusuke Uchikoshi ran a 9:07.64 to take 19th in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase.

Courtney Hutchinson will kick things off tomorrow evening back in Austin for the final day of the NCAA West Preliminary Championships with the women’s shot put at 5 p.m.

BRONCO RESULTS

Women
800m |
2. Sadi Henderson – 2:03.91
3,000m Steeplechase | 1. Allie Ostrander – 10:00.02 and 14. Anna McDonald – 10:25.70

Men
200m |
20. Dusty Fisher – 20.91 and 43. Alexandru Terpezan – 21.46
400m Hurdles |
16. Fernando Martinez – 51.27
3,000m Steeplechase | 19. Yusuke Uchikoshi – 9:07.64


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