Boise State track star Allie Ostrander ready to hit the ground running in next challenge

Allie Ostrander finished eighth in the final 5k race for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials on July 10. (Courtesy: KVAL)

A Boise State track star is home after a big win.

Allie Ostrander won the NCAA track and field championships in the steeplechase. Though Ostrander just finished her sophomore year at Boise State, it's only her freshman year on the track team.

"It meant a lot to me personally because I had a year of injuries and struggling with that," Ostrander told KBOI 2News. "It was really nice to come back and have a strong performance there."

Ostrander suffered some serious injuries last year, with two stress fractures. Now, she says she's recovered and ready to hit the ground running for the next challenge.

"Track is also a team sport but cross country even more so," Ostrander said. "We're all in the same race at the same time. And the point system is really exciting so I'm excited for the team aspect of that."

The cross country season starts in the fall.

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