Broncos Rank Among the Nation's Best
March 13, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The Boise State women’s cross country and track and field program checks in at No. 6 in the USTFCCCA Program of the Year standings through the cross country and indoor track and field seasons.

The USTFCCCA Program of the Year Award honors the institution that has achieved the most success in each academic year (spanning the cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field seasons) based on the institution’s finish at the NCAA Championships.

Scoring is based on the team’s finish at each NCAA Championship in cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field (i.e. 1st = 1 point, 2nd = 2 points … 31st = 31 points) with the lowest total score for all three championships combined determining the award winner.

With 24 points, Boise State trails only Oregon (10), New Mexico (11.5), Stanford (12), Arkansas (15) and Georgia (18).

The Broncos recently recorded a 17th place finish at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Allie Ostrander led the way with a runner-up performance in the 3,000m, giving her the sixth All-America honor of her career.

The women’s distance medley relay team of Ostrander, Alexis Fuller, Chelsea Walker and Amy Pfaff took fifth in a school record time of 10:58.93.

Sadi Henderson (800m) and Clare O’Brien (5,000m) both earned second-team All-America honors with their performances, as well.

The Broncos took sixth at the NCAA Cross Country Championships thanks to 264 points from the lineup of Ostrander, Fuller, O’Brien, Henderson, Emily Venters, Minttu Hukka and Anna McDonald. The finish at nationals was the highest in program history.

Boise State will begin the outdoor season with the Stanford Invitational and the San Francisco Distance Carnival from March 30-31.

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