6X Sandite of the Week: Cheyenne Walden wins two more State Championships

Charles Page High School senior and Oklahoma State University commit Cheyenne Walden won her eighth and ninth State Championship titles last weekend at Yukon High School, wrapping up the most productive high school athletic career in Sand Springs history. The four-time Cross Country State Champion and five-time Track State Champion ran her last race Wednesday at the OTCA Meet of Champions.

Walden has recorded a number of remarkable performances in her time at Charles Page. The six-time Sandite of the Week has won a total of 72 first-place medals during her high school career and is the most decorated athlete in Sand Springs history, when considering only OSSAA sanctioned events. 

In Cross Country she has won 29 total first-place medals. She won two one-mile runs, ten two-mile runs, seventeen five-kilometer runs, including four Conference Championships, four Regional Championships, four State Championships, and one Meet of Champions.

In Track she has won 43 first-place medals. She has won two 800-meter runs, six 1600-meter runs, and 29 3200-meter runs, including four Conference Championships, six Regional Championships, five State Championships, and two Meet of Champions. In the 3200 meter run she has won 25-straight events and hasn't lost since the State Meet her freshman year. 

Walden's personal best in the 800 meter run is 2:17.58, which netted her fourth in State as a junior, only seven seconds behind the all-time Oklahoma State record. Her niche lies in distance running, however, and she only competed in the 800 once this season. She won that event. 

In the 1600 she holds a personal-best of 4:57.07, set just last week in the 6A State Meet. That mark was the all-time best performance at a State Championship meet, and was less than three seconds behind the State record. On average, she won each 1600 run by 5.78 seconds this season.

In the 3200 her personal record is 10:45.43, only seven seconds behind the State record. On average, she won each 3200 run by 52.88 seconds this year.

In Cross Country she holds a PR 5:21 in the one-mile, 11:19.5 in the two-mile, and 17:32 in the 5K.