9X State Champion Cheyenne Walden transfers from OSU to Grand Canyon University


Cheyenne Walden, the most decorated athlete in Charles Page High School history, recently announced her decision to transfer from Oklahoma State University to Grand Canyon University for the Spring 2019 semester. She will be immediately eligible to compete in the Spring season.

Walden won nine individual State Championships in her time at Sand Springs. She won the State Cross Country meet from 2013 through 2016, the 3200-meter track meet from 2015 through 2017, and the 1600-meter track meet in 2016 and 2017.

Walden signed with the OSU Cowgirls in high school and immediately began competing as a true freshman. She ran in five cross country meets, finished fifteenth at the Big 12 Championships, and 27th in the NCAA Midwest Regional. She earned All-Big 12 honors and was an NCAA qualifier.

In the Spring track season she placed third in the one-mile run at the Texas Tech Corky Classic and competed in the one-mile and 3,000 meter runs at the Big 12 Championships.

Walden also took up steeplechase this past season and won 2,000 meter title at the Tulsa Duels. She placed top ten in six races and earned All-Big 12 honors in the 3,000 meter race.

Grand Canyon University is a private Christian university in Phoenix, Arizona. The Antelopes compete at the NCAA Division I level in the Western Athletic Conference. They are the defending WAC Outdoor Track Champions, and have won three straight WAC Indoor Championships. They finished sixth in the WAC Cross Country Championships.

Walden Personal Records:
800 meters - 2:17
1,500 meters - 4:38.10
1 Mile - 5:00.48
3,000 meters - 9:49.34
5,000 meters (XC) - 17:31
6,000 meters (XC) - 20:49
10,000 meters (XC) - 38:00
2,000 meters (steeple) - 7:02.64
3,000 meters (steeple) - 10:28.95