Ostrander Earns National Weekly Honor
Oct. 19, 2015

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Allie Ostrander added another chapter to her impressive freshman campaign this past Friday when she captured the Wisconsin adidas Invitational title for her second collegiate victory of the season. With the win, Ostrander was tabbed the USTFCCCA Division I Women’s National Athlete of the Week for meets contested during the week of Oct. 12-18.

 After clocking a time of 19:19.5, Ostrander set the 6-kilometer course record at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course in Madison, Wis. Her time broke the previous course record by 12 seconds, which was held by seven-time NCAA Champion Abbey D’Agostino.

The freshman was in the lead pack from the start, strategically moving her way up to third place at the 4k mark. She worked her way past Arkansas’ Dominique Scott over the course of the next kilometer, leaving her alone with Notre Dame’s Molly Seidel (last year’s NCAA 10,000m Outdoor Track and Field Champion). The Kenai, Alaska native outkicked Seidel in the last 400m, giving Ostrander the victory.

The women’s team took sixth in the 36-team field with 275 points.

Ostrander joins 12-time All-American Emma Bates as the second Bronco in program history to garner the USTFCCCA weekly honor. Bates earned the nod on Oct. 21, 2013 after winning the Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind.

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