Three Western athletes honored by Sun Belt

Senior midfielder Kellie Walker was named the Sun Belt Conference player of the week on Tuesday.

Walker, who had a goal and an assist in Sunday’s 4-1 win over previously-unbeated Marshall, was named the offensive most valuable player at last weekend’s University of Kentucky Tournament.

This is the first career player of the week award for Walker, who holds third place in career assists and fourth in career goals at Western.

The Sun Belt also named senior cross country athletes Janet Jesang and Patrick Cheptoek as women’s and men’s performer of the week, respectively.

At Saturday’s Old Timers Classic at Kereiakes Park, Jesang took the women’s 5,000-meter race in a course-record 17 minutes, 7 seconds.

Cheptoek took the men’s five-mile race in 24 minutes, 24 seconds, the 25th man to ever break 25 minutes on the course.

– Sarah Hyman

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