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Kenai's Ostrander will run for Boise State

Kenai runner Allie Ostrander is taking her game to Boise State.

Ostrander, a three-time state cross-country champion and the owner of Alaska high school track records at 1,600 and 3,200 meters, signed a letter of intent with the Idaho school in a Wednesday ceremony at her high school, the Peninsula Clarion reported.

Ostrander, who last week at The Dome broke the 10-minute barrier in the 3,200 meters, said her decision came down to a choice between Boise State and Oregon.

She told the Clarion that Oregon was her dream school, but Boise State felt like a better fit.

"In the end, I just felt more comfortable there, and more at home," Ostrander said.

Ostrander will join a Broncos team that finished second last fall at the Mountain West Conference cross-country championships and went on to finish 11th at the NCAA championships. She will attend Boise State on a full-ride scholarship, the Clarion reported.

Ostrander is one of the top prep runners in the country. Last week's time of 9:59.33 was the fastest 3,200-meter time in the nation this season, and in December she won the Nike Cross Nationals championship to become Alaska's first national cross-country champion.

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