NEW ORLEANS--Boise State freshman Allie Ostrander was named Division I Women's National Athlete of the Week, the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches of America office announced this morning.
Ostrander won the six-kilometer race at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational last Friday, beating a star-studded field and breaking the course record by 12 seconds in the process. Ostrander's winning time of 19:19.5 broke the mark held by seven-time NCAA Champion Abbey D'Agostino of Dartmouth.
Ostrander outkicked Notre Dame's Molly Seidel, last year's 10,000-meter Outdoor Track & Field national champion, in the final 400 meters to get the win and help the Boise State women's team take sixth in the prestigious event.
Ostrander joins 12-time All-American Emma Bates as the second Bronco in school history to earn the weekly honor from the USTFCCCA. Bates was named Women's Naitonal Athlete of the Week on October 21, 2013 after winning the Pre-National Invitational.
The Broncos are preparing for the Mountain West Conference Cross Country Championships in two weeks.