Saturday, April 18, 2015

Allie Ostrander Commits to Boise State

Allie Ostrander visited Arkansas, Boise State and Oregon, but chose the Broncos as the place where she wanted to go to school.

It was a phone call from Boise State track coach Corey Ihmels that convinced Ostrander to go with the Blue, and makes a statement that she went with Ihmels over two track & field heavyweights.  Ostrander feels Boise State is a team on the rise, and is excited to come to Boise.

Ostrander registered a time of 9:59.33 in the 3,200 meters at the Big "C" Relays in Anchorage, Alaska this year, ranking her #1 in the nation at that distance.  Ostrander, a senior at Kenai Central High School, owns state marks in the 1,600 and 3,200, and her times this year in the marathon beat the boys.  Ostrander also is a three-time cross country champion.

Boise State Track Team Sets 17 Personal Best Marks

The Bronco track team, which did not fare well in the indoor portion of the season, is striving to do better this spring.  The team needed to improve and they have so far, setting 17 personal records at the Mt. SAC Relays and the Bryan Clay Invitational yesterday.

David Elliott broke a 37-year school record last night in the 1,500 meters at the Bryan Clay Invite in Walnut, California.  Elliott beat 208 competitors in winning the event in 3:41.61.  Elliott's time was just 34/100th's off the stadium record.  

Marisa Howard, runner-up in the steeplechase at the NCAA Championships last year, is running new events this year.  Howard finished fourth in the 1,500 with a time of 4:21.05, the third-best performance in school history, and a new meet record.

Emma Bates set a school record in the 1,500 meters but still finished in 11th place at the Mt. SAC Relays in Sacramento, California.  Bates ran the distance in 4:16.37, but was a full eight seconds off the pace.  Emma now owns school records in the 1,500, 5000 and 10,000.

APU Stadium: # 3:41.17  2012        Ross Millington, New Mexico-UNAT   
   BC Invite: $ 3:41.17  2012        Ross Millington, UNAT-New Mexico   
    Name                    Year School                  Seed     Finals
  1 Elliott, David            JR Boise State          3:46.45    3:41.61
  2 Vaziri, Shyan             JR Unattached           3:42.40    3:42.54
  3 Stabler, Sam              SR Lamar                3:40.45    3:42.72
  4 Callahan, Peter           SR New Mexico           3:39.90    3:43.13
  5 Corona, Patrick           JR Air Force            3:43.50    3:43.17
  6 Hurysz, Jake              SR Colorado             3:40.63    3:43.21
  7 Kincaid, William          JR Portland             3:42.50    3:43.68
  8 Abbey, Jefferson          SO Colorado St.         3:44.00    3:43.87
  9 Saarel, Benjamin          SO Unattached           3:41.54    3:43.88
 10 Williams, Derrick         FR CSU-Pueblo           3:46.47    3:44.09
 11 Strum, Weston             SR Northern Arizona     3:44.00    3:44.27
 12 Murphy, Pierce            JR Colorado             3:45.00    3:44.31
 13 Perkins, Zach             SR Air Force            3:41.46    3:44.39
 14 Schroeder, Allan          SR Boise State          3:45.43    3:44.61
 15 Weitz, Nathan             JR Northern Arizona     3:44.19    3:44.67
 16 Poland, Ryan              SR Portland             3:42.00    3:44.98
 17 Dorsey, Matt              SO Air Force            3:43.00    3:45.35
 18 Dulian, Blayne            SR Minnesota            3:46.51    3:45.39
 19 Winter, Connor            JR Colorado             3:42.00    3:45.58

Event 250  Women 1500 Meter Run INV - A C/O
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals
  1 Sarah Brown                  New Balance            4:08.15
  2 Stephanie Brown              Nike                   4:08.51
  3 Alexa Efraimson              Nike                   4:09.43
  4 Gabriela Stafford            Toronto                4:11.46
  5 Colleen Quigley              Florida State          4:11.61
  6 Muriel Coneo                 Porvenir - Colombia    4:11.64
  7 Dominique Scott              Arkansas               4:12.16
  8 Sasha Gollish                Toronto                4:12.48
  9 Rhianwedd Price              Miss State             4:14.07
 10 Dana Mecke                   Unattached             4:15.08
 11 Emma Bates                   Boise State            4:16.37
 12 Linn Nilsson                 Hälle IF               4:19.30
 13 Amy Van Alstine              HOKA One One           4:20.28
 14 Therese Haiss                Arkansas               4:35.44