Men’s Track and Field (1971-75)
Inducted February 2004
Al Yardley came to Weber State University via Beaver (Utah) High School, and became one of Weber State’s early all-around top distance runners.
Yardley was named to the All-Big Sky Conference cross country team three times (1972, ’73 and ’74). He also earned the Big Sky championship in the 3-mile event in 1974.
As a track and field athlete, Yardley was selected to the All-Big Sky Conference Team on four occasions. He earned all-conference honors in the 3-mile run in 1973, the 3,000-meter steeplechase and 3-mile in 1974, and the steeplechase in 1977.
Yardley set WSU school records in four events: 2-mile, steeplechase, 5,000 and 10,000 meters. His record in the 10,000 meters (29:42.6) stood for nearly 20 years. He was an NCAA qualifier in track and field and cross country.