Boise State freshman Allie Ostrander took second at the NCAA women’s cross country meet Saturday in Louisville, Ky.
Senior Molly Seidel of Notre Dame won the race in 19 minutes, 28.6 seconds. Ostrander finished in 19:33.6, more than 7 seconds ahead of the third-place finisher.
Three of the top four runners were seniors. Ostrander was 19.5 seconds faster than any other racer who will return next season.
“(Seidel) just had the most strength in her legs today,” Ostrander said. “She was the better runner out on the course. ... I didn’t quite have enough to stay with her.”
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The Boise State women finished in 11th in the team standings. Freshman Brenna Peloquin was ninth in 20:04.3.
Freshman Elijah Armstrong led the men’s team with a 70th-place finish. The Broncos were 16th in that event.