Follett, who represents Bothell based Brooks Sports, took the measure of former Stanford standout and Canadian Olympian Malindi Elmore, winning the race in a personal best of 4:08.95, to notch the biggest win of her career.
Elmore finished second in 4:09.71, with 2008 US Olympian Alice Schmidt third in 4:09.85.
Follett's time is .05 short of the IAAF B standard for the London Olympics, and almost three seconds short of the A standard of 4:06.00.
Courtesy of media partner Flotrack, here is the video of Follett's victory:
In other events, Sequim's Stephanie Marcy of Stanford won section 2 of the women's 5000 in 16:05.35, with former Seattle Pacific All-American Jane Larson eighth in 16:21.06.
In the women's javelin, Western Washington's Monika Gruszecki finished fourth with a mark of 142-5 (43.40m).
Western's NCAA D2 pole vault champ Ryan Brown no-heighted at his opening height of 16-8.75, a mark good enough to get the win had he cleared..
In section 3 of the men's 5000, All-American Jordan Welling was 15th in 14:34.30.
In section 2 of the men's 5000, former Gig Harbor HS standout Miles Unterreiner of Stanford finished 11th in 13:46.71.
The men's and women's invitational 10000 meter runs were underway at the time of posting. Western Washington's Sarah Porter is entered in section 2 of the women's 10000, scheduled for approximately 10:40 pm, pacific time.
Results from the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational are available here.