"We were coming down and I could hear (Molino) behind me and I was trying to push it right then in the last 200 meters," said Walker. "He came up next to me and I kind of lost my footing and stepped off the track, and at that point I (said to myself), 'I can't go out my senior year not winning this race.' So I gave it all I had and came out around for the win.
"Anybody could've won depending on the day they were having," added Walker. "I came in with a strong mentality that I was going to do my best and put it all out there."
Led by Walker, Lewisburg claimed the boys team title with an 84-100 victory over Danville.
Also for the Green Dragons, Nate Martin was 10th in 17:16, while Alden Davidson and Nick Scullin were 17th and 18th in 17:44 and 17:46, respectively.
The rest of Lewisburg's finishers included Glen Knight (39th, 18:22), Phil Merz (47th, 18:34) and Jack Temple (54th, 18:53).
It wasn't the best-looking win according to Sundberg, who said the Green Dragons need to channel some of Walker's energy to get that killer instinct back in time for Thursday's district meet.
"The win wasn't as pretty as we would have liked it, but we'll take it," said the Lewisburg coach. "Across the board we didn't have stellar days. The guys are physically ready to do what they need to do, but we just need to find that fire in the belly.
"We need to focus on (Sean's finish) -- things that we can emphasize that fire in the belly," added Sundberg. "If we can spread that across all seven runners, we'll be in good shape for Thursday."
Running on her home course, Cedeno had a distinct advantage over the rest of the field during Saturday's race.