PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Weber State junior Sarah Callister shattered WSU's school record with a time of 32:51 in the women's 10,000 meters Friday night at the Stanford Invitational.
The former Ogden High School distance runner broke Lindsey Anderson's old record by 25 seconds and broke the Big Sky Conference mark by 16 seconds. In the process, Callister not only qualified for the upcoming NCAA championships, she qualified for the Olympic trials.
Junior Taylor Thornley recorded a time of 34:31 in the women's 10,000 and junior Kayla Blackford ran a 35:13 in a race held in San Francisco earlier in the day.
Both times qualified for nationals.
In other races, junior Amber Henry set a WSU record in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:19. That time was also good enough to qualify for the NCAAs. Henry's time broke the old record of 4:21 set by Jamie Stubbs.
WSU's Laken Hintze won her section in the 1,500 with a mark of 4:27, also qualifying for nationals.
In the men's 3,000 meter steeple chase, Mike Hardy recorded a time of 8:56, which also qualified for the first round of the NCAAs.
Softball wins twice
OGDEN - Continuing to march forward, the Weber State softball team broke even more ground Saturday afternoon.
Shaking off a disastrous second game, the Wildcats captured games three and four of their four-game Pacific Coast Softball Conference series with Seattle, earning their first-ever conference series win.
Weber State topped the Redhawks 10-6 and 8-2 during Saturday's two regularly schedule games at Wildcat Softball Field, after falling 19-0 during game two of the series, which was suspended after just one inning played on Friday night and completed early Saturday morning.
The two wins Saturday gave Weber State a 3-1 win in the four-game PCSC series with Seattle.
The Wildcats improved to 5-3 in league play, pulling into a tie with Utah Valley for second place in the Mountain Division. Weber State is now 16-21 overall, already having bested its 2011 mark by four victories.
"I'm extremely proud of our players and the hard work that they've put in," WSU coach Tina Johnson said. "This is great progress for our team. Our team effort was awesome and everyone contributed to getting the wins. We showed great resolve in every game. They were focused and determined to do whatever we needed offensively and defensively. They just never said die."
Weber State will briefly step out PCSC action on Wednesday to take on in-state rival Utah State in Logan. First pitch of a twinbill is set for 2 p.m.