MW Honors Ostrander For Second Time
Sept. 29, 2015

Mountain West Release

– After taking second place individually and helping the women’s team to the win at the 30th annual Roy Griak Invitational, Allie Ostrander has been named the Mountain West Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week for meets contested on Sept. 26.

With the recognition, Ostrander becomes the second freshman in conference history to win Mountain West Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week honors twice in one season. She joins BYU's Kassi Andersen (2002) as the only two athletes to accomplish the feat.

Ostrander finished the 6-kilometer course in 21:09.4, leading a tremendous Bronco effort that saw all five Boise State scores finish in the top 20. The freshman’s runner-up performance is the best finish for any Bronco at the Roy Griak Invitational in school history.

The women’s team ended the day with just 37 points – the fifth-lowest team score for a women’s team in Roy Griak Invitational history. The Broncos defeated the second place team and defending national champions, Michigan State (116), by 79 points.

On Tuesday the USTFCCCA National Coaches’ Poll recognized the Broncos’ recent success and tabbed the Blue and Orange as the No. 7 women’s team in the country, which is the highest ranking in school history.

Boise State will be back in action at another high profile meet on Oct. 16 in Madison, Wis., when they compete in the Wisconsin adidas Invitational.

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