High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Gatorade ROY

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.

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