Ostrander and O'Brien Punch 5k Tickets
May 27, 2017

Final Results

AUSTIN, Texas
Allie Ostrander secured her second entry in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships while Clare O’Brien clawed her way to the last qualifying spot in the 5,000m on Friday night at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships in Austin. Running in the second heat, Ostrander recorded a 16:25.76 for second and O’Brien clocked a 16:41.62 to take seventh.

The two Broncos wisely spent the first two-thirds of the race floating among the top-eight runners and conserving energy, but when the move came with four laps to go, both Broncos were able to respond accordingly.

Missouri’s Karissa Schweizer picked up the pace with 1,600 meters remaining and Ostrander immediately tucked in behind the leader while O’Brien also went with the lead pack.

Ostrander cruised behind Schweizer for the remainder of the race and safely crossed the finish line in second. O’Brien dug in for the last mile and hung on for the last qualifying spot.

The pair will be the fifth and sixth Boise State runners on the women’s side to run in the 5,000m at outdoor nationals in school history, joining Brenna Peloquin (2016), Emma Bates (2012-15), Tessa Murray (2015) and Melinda Campbell (1998-99). The two running in the same year will be the second time the Broncos have accomplished the feat, as Bates and Murray both competed in the same race in 2015.

Dusty Fisher (20.81) logged a solid performance in the 200m quarterfinals in taking 20th.

Courtney Hutchinson (48-6 / 14.78m) was 34th in the shot put. Andrew Rafla (4:01.59) and Addison Dehaven (4:01.84) picked up valuable experience in the 1,500m in taking 21st and 22nd, respectively.

The men’s 4x400m relay team of Alexandru Terpezan, Fernando Martinez, Bryce Kirby and Dusty Fisher ran a 3:16.18 to end the championships in 22nd place.

Ostrander (3,000m steeplechase and 5,000m), O’Brien (5,000m) and Sadi Henderson (800m) will spend the next week practicing before competing at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., from June 7-10.

BRONCO RESULTS

Men
200m |
20. Dusty Fisher – 20.81
1,500m | 21. Andrew Rafla – 4:01.59 and 22. Addison Dehaven – 4:01.84
4x400m Relay | 22. Alexandru Terpezan, Fernando Martinez, Bryce Kirby and Dusty Fisher – 3:16.18

Women
5,000m |
2. Allie Ostrander – 16:25.76 and 8. Clare O’Brien – 16:41.62
Shot Put |
34. Courtney Hutchinson – 48-6 (14.78m)


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