NAU Nearly Sweeps, Allie O Shows She's Fit With Wins At Louisville Classic

In what would be our first glimpse into the form of many of the nation's best athletes, the No. 1 NAU men and No. 2-ranked individual Allie Ostrander stormed to convincing wins at the E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, perhaps foreshadowing the glory they'll be seeking in November come NCAAs on the same course. No. 5 Matt Baxter took the individual crown on the men's side while Allie O led her No. 13 Boise State Broncos to the women's team title.


On the women's side, No. 13 Boise State women left little to chance as they weren't afraid to race their top runner in Allie Ostrander. In her first NCAA cross country race in nearly two years, Ostrander showed she's still got it as she won the meet by eight seconds in 16:28.15, ahead of Eastern Kentucky's Charlotte Imer. At first it looked like a win for the Broncos could be in doubt, as #9-ranked individual Brenna Peloquin didn't start and they didn't land any other runners in the top fifteen. But with their next four runners all finishing within ten places of each other from 16th to 26th, it was enough to convincingly take the crown over No. 17 Wisconsin, 74 to 101.

There were results issues on the men's side, but one thing is clear: Other teams will have a tough time if they want to beat NAU this season. The Lumberjacks swept the top spots and almost notched a perfect score en route to a dominant victory. They were led by a one-two punch from No. 5 individual Matt Baxter and No. 18 individual Tyler Day, both notching quick sub-23:15 clockings. Senior Cory Gilnes was the only one of the NAU projected top five not to appear in the results, but that was no issue for the Lumberjacks as newcomer Luis Grijalva filled in nicely as their fifth scorer.

More to come!

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Matthew Centrowitz Joins UW As Volunteer Coach

UW Press Release

Miami Gardens Xpress Has Become An AAU Dynasty

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Coleman Returns To Top Of The Men's 100m; Rabat DL Recap

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PattiSue Plumer Named Texas Women's Distance Coach

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Cha'iel Johnson Takes Down Record No. 2 At AAU Club Nationals

Cha'iel Johnson Runs From Her Heart

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