Ostlund Sisters Lead Lady Eagles to 8th at Nationals
Katie Ostlund and Miranda Ostlund went 1-2 in the javelin at the NCCAA Outdoor Championships as the Lady Eagles placed eighth in the nation.
It was Katie Ostlund’s second javelin title in three years; she stands with Peggy Murphy and Denise Mattoon as OC women’s student-athletes to win national track and field championships.
McKenzie Stanford took second in the high jump to join Roz Hamilton as OC’s only female two-sport All-Americans.
Makenzie Brown and Miranda Ostlund placed fourth in the discus and hammer, respectively, and Audrey Hayes took fifth in the heptathlon.
At the indoor championships, Maegan Cowan placed fifth in the 400 meters, then anchored the 4x400-meter relay team that took sixth. The Lady Eagles finished 13th as a team.
The Ostlund sisters and Stanford were honored as NCAA Division II all-region selections by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Rebecca Bloodworth, Sarah Cobb, Kara Drewke, Christina Pulpan, and Maria Sargent were named NCCAA Scholar-Athletes for both indoor and outdoor track and field.
View more stories from the Summer 2015 issue of Vision magazine.