Countdown to Nationals: Alex Ostberg, Darien High

Throughout the week, CT MileSplit will feature some of the top athletes that will be competing at the New Balance National Indoor Championships this weekend (March 13-15).

We begin the series with distance ace

Alex Ostberg, Darien

Alex is scheduled to compete in the two mile run and as a member of the school's distance medley relay. In both events, the gifted senior has a great chance to medal. Alex is one of the top seeds in the two mile. He won the event at the recent New England Championships where he recorded a nation No. 1 and PR of 9 minutes, 0.58 seconds. Alex is the defending outdoor national titlist for 5K and knows how to perform in the big meets. He will face a talented field that features Virginia's Andrew Hunter of Loudoun Valley, who owns the fastest clocking for 3,200m this season with time of 8:59.67. Hunter was also second last year at the outdoor nationals where he ran 8:53.61. New York's Conor Lundy of Fordham Prep should also push the pace. He won the 3K at the Yale Track Classic a few months ago with a US #1 of 8:26.55.