CPHS Track: Cheyenne Walden wins eighth State Championship

Charles Page High School senior Cheyenne Walden won her third-straight State title in the 3200 meter run Friday afternoon in Yukon. She defeated the Runner-Up by more than twenty-two seconds for her 24th-straight first-place finish and 28th win overall. She hasn't lost in the event since placing third at State during her freshman year. 

The Oklahoma State University-commit already held seven State titles coming into this weekend's OSSAA 6A State Championship, and she still has the opportunity to win one more before her high school career comes to a close. She will also compete Saturday in the 1600, where she is also the defending State Champion. When looking only at official OSSAA sanctioned events, Walden is the most decorated athlete in Sand Springs history.

The Lady Sandite 3200 relay team, comprised of Walden, Alexis Davis, Elizabeth Watts, and Tiqvah Soap, took eleventh place with a time of 10:29.79. Bartlesville took first place in 9:35.63.

The boys' 3200 relay team, comprised of Jaelyn Jackson, Ian Baustert, Jacob Garbey, and Aden Baughman, took twelfth place with a time of 8:20.89, beating their season-best by nearly two seconds. It was the best Sandite performance since the 2013 team ran a pair of 8:17's to win the Skiatook meet and Regional meet. Putnam City won the State title with a 7:59.67 performance.

Baughman will compete again Saturday in the 800 and 1600 runs, and Soap will run in the 800. Baughman won the Regional Championship last week with the fastest performance of the year for any Oklahoma high school athlete in any classification.

Colton Washington took seventh place in the long jump, leaping 21'11.25". Westmoore sophomore Anthony Riley had the top mark at 24'05.25".

Kris Edwards will compete Saturday in shot put. 

The Lady Sandites are currently sitting in 9th place as a team, while the boys have yet to score any points.