05/24/14 - 11:05pm
The 3,200-meter race that Kenai Central’s Allie Ostrander ran on Friday at Dimond High was not unusual for the 5-foot-1 junior. In fact, it didn’t even break her personal best.
But one thing it did count for, finally, was a new Alaska state record for high school girls.
With a time of 10 minutes, 13.87 seconds, Ostrander broke a 28-year-old mark that everyone could see coming from two miles away (pun intended).
“To me it seems like any other race,” Ostrander said. “I guess it hasn’t really sunk in. I think it’ll hit me when I see it on paper.”