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Callister, Henry set school records at Stanford meet
Courtesy: Weber State  
Release: Sunday 04/08/2012
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Sarah Callister set a new school and Big Sky record in the 10,000 meters.

The Weber State track and field team sent a few distance runners to compete at the Stanford Invitational this weekend and had some incredible performances. 

The Wildcats ran six athletes at the meet in Palo Alto, California and set two school records and had two other new qualifying times for the NCAA first round meet. 

Junior Sarah Callister continued her dominating season by setting a new school and conference record in the 10,000 meters.  The Ogden native posted a time of 32:51.17 which shattered the school record by 25 seconds.  The previous school record was held by former Olympian and current WSU assistant coach Lindsey Anderson.  Callister's time is also the fastest time in Big Sky Conference history and will qualify her for the US Olympic Trials this summer. 

"Sarah ran an incredible race," said WSU distance coach Paul Pilkington.  "She has already had an outstanding season and now adds this record that will stand for a long time."

Junior Amber Henry also set a school record by posting a time of 4:19.75 in the 1500 meters.  That time is the best in Weber State history and now ranks as the fourth best in Big Sky history. 

Also in the 1500 meters Laken Hintze won her section and posted a career best time of 4:27.62.  That time ranks as the ninth best in school history. 

Taylor Thornley ran a personal best time in the 10,000 meters, finishing at 34:31.57.  That time ranks as the fifth best in school history and will qualify her for the NCAA first round meet. 

On the men's side Mike Hardy won his section in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, posting a career-best time of 8:56.98.  That time will qualify him for the NCAA meet.  It was just the second career steeplechase in Hardy's career. 

Trevor Ricks finished with a time of 9:07.46 in the steeplechase. 

"It was a great meet for us and everyone that raced had career best performances," Pilkington said. 


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