Alaska Girls GXC ROY: Allie Ostrander

January, 12, 2012
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A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade State Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

THE WINNER: Allie Ostrander

THE BASICS

School: Kenai Central (Kenai, Alaska)
Grade: Freshman
Height: 5-foot

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Ostrander raced to the Region III championship this past season with a time of 18:07. She set course records while winning the Skyview Invitational, the Homer Invitational, the Colony Invitational and the Palmer Invitational.

Academic excellence: Ostrander has maintained a 4.0 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: A devoted member of her church youth group, she has volunteered on behalf of a local food bank and youth soccer programs.

THE PRAISE

“Allie has remained grounded, gracious and humble in the face of much success and expectation,” said Kenai Central head coach D’Anna Gibson. “She’s a well-rounded individual and she was voted hardest worker by her teammates.”

THE FUTURE: Ostrander will begin her sophomore year of high school this fall.

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