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THE WINNER: Allie Ostrander
School: Kenai (Alaska) Central
Position: Distance runner
Athletic achievement: She raced to the Class 4A individual state championship this past season with a time of 17:49.5. The state’s two-time returning Gatorade Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year, Ostrander also won the Skyview Invitational, the Palmer Invitational, the Region III championship and Oregon’s George Fox Classic.
Academic excellence: Ostrander has maintained a 4.0 GPA.
Exemplary character: The junior class treasurer in her school, she has volunteered on behalf of a local food bank and youth sports programs.
“She never lets down, never gives anything but 110 percent, never makes excuses,” said Maria Calvert, Kenai Central assistant coach. “I’m confident that she will make her mark not only in the Alaska high school record books, but in college as well.”
THE FUTURE: Ostrander will be a senior this fall.