By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
Charles Page High School senior Cheyenne Walden announced her commitment to Oklahoma State University Wednesday evening in a celebration at the Sand Springs Lake Park.
Walden is a three-time State Champion in Cross Country, and holds three gold medals running track as well. The Oklahoma State Cross Country team is currently ranked fourteenth in the Nation.
In her freshman year at Central Ninth Grade Center she won six of ten cross country meets, including the Frontier Valley Conference Championship, the Regional Championship, and the State Championship.She also won the post-season Meet of Champions. In the Spring track season she won four gold medals in the 3200 meter run, including the Conference and Regional Championships, and placed third at State. She also took eleventh in the 1600 at State.
During her sophomore year she took first in five of eight cross country meets and defended her Conference, Regional, and State titles. During the Spring season she went undefeated in the 3200, winning all eight competitions. She also got the gold medal in the 1600 at the Stillwater Cowboy Jamboree and took second place in the State 1600.
She continued to improve into her junior year and was nearly perfect. She claimed first place in eight of nine cross country meets, going undefeated in the State of Oklahoma and only taking second place at the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville to an out-of-State runner. She went undefeated in the 3200 that Spring, and was nearly undefeated in the 1600, taking first place five times and sixth place once. She also ran her first 800 meter run that year and took first place at the Oklahoma Baptist Invitational. She claimed her first State title in the 1600 and placed fourth at State in the 800.
This year she is once again undefeated in the State of Oklahoma, placing first in five of six meets and taking second only at the Chile Pepper festival, once again to an out-of-state runner. She secured her fourth Conference Championship Monday and will compete for her fourth Regional Title next Saturday, the 22nd.
Walden is one of four Division One commits currently at Charles Page High School. Fellow classmate Sydney Pennington will also be headed to OSU for softball, while senior Jake Terry is headed to the University of Oklahoma for baseball. Junior volleyball player Gloria Mutiri is headed to a different OSU, having announced her Ohio State University commitment last month. Senior basketball player Kyle Keener is headed to the University of Central Oklahoma next fall, and senior three-time State wrestling Champion Daton Fix is expected to declare a division one commitment in the near future.