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Allie Ostrander Makes History, Wins Third National Steeplechase Title

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BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT
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Boise State track phenom Allie Ostrander smoked the field in the national finals of the 3,000m steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday evening. Ostrander clocked 9 minutes, 37.73 seconds, a personal best, and a stunning 7 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Charlotte Prouse of New Mexico.

"I like bringing attention to Boise State because I think our program really deserves it and the coaches have put a lot of work into building it," Ostrander told Boise Weekly in a 2018 profile interview. "It makes me happy that people think of me as maybe the best ever, but I would like them to think of the team right now as the best ever."

With Saturday's steeplechase win, Ostrander is indeed the only Boise State athlete in the university's history to win three national titles. Seconds after crossing the finish line, Ostrander told an ESPN reporter, "I feel so hot right now, and not like the attractive way." Ostrander ran in 98-degree heat at the NCAA finals, held this year at the University of Texas in Austin. 

In May, Ostrander graduated from Boise State with a degree in exercise science. As for the future, more than a few reporters have asked her about the real possibility of her competing in the 2020 Summer Olympics.

"They're definitely on my radar; everyone thinks about the Olympics," she told BW. "But I haven't given a ton of thought to it."

That will undoubtedly change soon, as the 2020 summer games in Tokyo are now a mere 13 months away.