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Michelle Callister Athlete Profile

Michelle Callister

Michelle Callister
Position: Distance Height: 5-8 Roster Years: 2010 Hometown: La Crescenta, CA Last School: Crescenta Valley High School


  • Parents are Rick and Denise Callister
  • Third of five children with two older brothers and two younger sisters
  • Loves photography, playing the piano, and traveling to foreign countries 

Before BYU

  • Four-year scholar athlete in cross country at Crescenta Valley HS in La Crescenta, California
  • Lettered in soccer for two years
  • Named the school's Most Valuable Runner in 2008 and given the Coaches' Award in 2007
  • Named Pacific League Female Athlete of the Year
  • Placed 25th at state in 2008
  • Participated in the Nike Team Nationals, helping the team to a third-place finish in 2006 and tenth place in 2008


PERSONAL BESTS: 1500m- 5:00.42; Mile- 5:17.65; 3000m- 10:49.69; 3000m Steeplechase- 11:32.05;

2010 | Freshman Year


  • Ran the 3000m at the Bengal Shootout, finishing 25th in 10:56.05
  • Placed ninth in the 3000m (10:59.46) at the Cherry and Silver Invitational
  • Placed sixth in the mile at the Mountain States Games (5:17.65)


  • Competed at the Mt. Sac Relays, placing 15th in the 3000m steeplechase (11:32.05)
  • Placed tenth at the Robison Invitational in the 1500m (5:00.42)
  • Finished the season with a third place finish at the Weber Twilight in the 3000m steeplechase (12:27.12)