Ostrander to run in World Championships Friday

Boise State's Allie Ostrander celebrates as she wins the women's 3000-meter steeplechase during the NCAA outdoor track and field championships in Austin, Texas, Saturday, June 8, 2019. Ostrander has won three consecutive years. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Alaska’s Allie Ostrander will run in the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar this Friday.

It's been a busy summer for Ostrander, in June she won her 3rd straight NCAA National Championship in the Steeplechase for Boise State University, and a month later was competing as a professional runner for the Brooks Beasts Track Club.

In July she took fourth in 3,000 meter Steeplechase at the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa qualifying for the World Championships. Typically the top three runners advance, but the U.S. was able to take four runners since Emma Coburn was the returning World Champion.

"As soon as I crossed the line, Emma Coburn handed me a little USA flag, and that made the significance of my finish a little more real. I was ecstatic, waving that flag around like a little kid, just wanting to soak in the moment. I wasn’t even really having cohesive thoughts just like, 'Yay, flag. Wave it around. Hi mom and dad!'" Ostrander told Brooks Blog in August.

Ostrander will run in the 3,000-meter semifinal in the second women’s semifinal heat at 7:55 a.m. Alaska Time. The event will be streamed on NBC Sports Gold. If she qualifies for the World Championship final it will be streamed on the Olympic Channel.

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