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FILE: Sarah Callister Sellers, an Ogden native, competes in an NCAA regional right through her time at Weber State. On Monday, Sellers completed second in the Boston Marathon. Sellers used to be a nine-time Big Sky champion right through her occupation at Weber State from 2009-12.
Former Weber State runner Sarah Callister Sellers made historical past Monday via recording the highest finish via a Utah native on the Boston Marathon, in keeping with the college.
In windy and wet stipulations, Sellers completed second in a time of two:44.04 at the back of winner Desiree Linden’s time of two:39.05 in the ladies’s department.
It’s the primary time since 1979 that Americans have completed first and second in the race, in keeping with Weber State, and the primary win for an American lady since 1985.
“I think I’m going to wake up and this will be a dream,” Sellers said in a Weber State release. “It was a like a hurricane out there.”
It used to be simply the second occupation marathon race for Sellers, who graduated from Ogden High in 2009 and competed at Weber State from 2009-12. During her time at Weber State, Sellers used to be a nine-time Big Sky champion, together with thrice each and every in the five,000 meters and 10,000 meters in outside festival and the five,000 meters two times and the three,000 meters as soon as in indoors.
“This is a game changer for Sarah, in just her second marathon,” Weber State ladies’s observe and box head trainer Paul Pilkington, who could also be nonetheless Sellers’ trainer, stated in the discharge. “This was one of the best fields they have ever had and was really tough conditions. I knew she was in good shape because her workouts were going so well. She has persevered through injuries, graduate school and has a full-time job, and still able to train in world-class conditions.”
Sellers now lives in Tucson, Arizona, together with her husband Blake and works as a nurse anesthetist.