Lee runners receive SSAC accolades
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Mike Walker and Cayce Bryan
Mike Walker and Cayce Bryan
The Lee University outdoor track team had two runners win conference awards after a strong showing at the weekend’s Sea Rays Relays hosted by the University of Tennessee.

Mike Walker was named Southern States Athletic Conference Male Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week.

Walker set a new school record and qualified for the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:22.47. The senior from Chattanooga finished eighth in the race comprised of several NCAA Division I schools, including runners from the Big Ten Conference and Mid-American Conference.

Cayce Bryan was named SSAC Female Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week for the second time in the three weeks.

The sophomore from Las Vegas improved upon her qualifying mark from two weeks ago with a new school record for the outdoor 800m run. She placed 12th with a time of 2:13.52, holding her at No. 4 in the NAIA rankings.

Bryan joined teammates Storyie Miller, Jessica Childers and Emily Arnesen in the 4x800M relay. The Lady Flames ran a national qualifying mark of 9:30 and placed eighth. They are currently seeded No. 2 in the NAIA rankings for the 4x800m relay.

The Lee outdoor track squad will run next at the SSAC Championships in Rome, Ga., April 26-27.