Pender Girls Track & Field Star Ashley Ostrand is heading to UNO next season to run Track for the Mavericks. Ostrand tells KTIC Sports two things really drew her to UNO, including the size of Omaha.
Ostrand, who also starred in Basketball and Volleyball for the Pendragons, says she had an offer from Morningside for Basketball, and UNK and Nebraska Wesleyan for Basketball and Track.
Ostrand says she had a tough time deciding between Track and Basketball, but ultimately chose what was best for her.
Ostrand is currently in her Senior Season of High School Track, and says she and the team have high goals and expectations.
Ostrand says her goal is to make it back to State again this year after missing out last year due to COVID.
She has swept the 100 meter, 200 meter, and 400 meter sprints in Pender’s last two Track Meets.
Ostrand plans to major in Kinesiology at UNO.
She is the daughter of Lowell and Amy Ostrand.