Former UAA track star dies in car crash
The University of Alaska Anchorage athletic family has been rocked with the news of the loss of former Seawolf runner Henry Cheseto. He was killed in a car accident Wednesday morning in Andover, Kansas. He was 25.
According to the Andover Police Department, Cheseto's 2003 Nissan Altima crossed the center of the road at about 10 a.m. local time and collided head-on with a garbage truck.
Cheseto, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. The truck driver was not injured.
Cheseto was a student at Butler Community College in Kansas.
“What a tragic loss for the many friends and family who knew Henry,” said associate athletic director and head coach cross country and track and field coach Michael Friess on UAA's website. “He will certainly be remembered by our UAA cross-country and track & field family.”
The two-time cross country All-American originally from Kapenguria, Kenya finished third nationally in 2015. He was named all-GNAC six times. His brother Marko also enjoyed a successful career as a Seawolf being named All-American a combined six times.
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