Stephen Payne
Stephen Payne


Hoover, Ala.

High School:


Career Bests:
• 800m - 1:55
• 3,000m - 8:39.81
• 5,000m - 15:17.17
• 4-Mile - 21:19.13
• 5k XC - 16:18
• 8k XC - 25:52.59
• 10k XC - 34:12.63

Junior (2009-10): Competed in one race for the Tide during the cross country season...posted a personal-best 4-mile time of 21:19.13 at the Memphis Twilight Invitational to finish 34th.

Sophomore (2008-09): Competed in six of the seven cross country races for the Tide this year...posted a career best 8,000m time of 25:52.59 at the SEC Championships...ran a personal best 10,000m time of 34:12.63 at the NCAA South Region Championships...member of the SEC Championship team that ended Arkansas' 34-year title streak...finished in 76th place at the NCAA South Region Championships...competed at the NCAA Championships...competed in the 3,000m for the first time at the Kentucky Invitational finishing 13th with a time of 8:39.81...posted a time of 15:17.17 in the 5,000m at the Meyo Invitational.

Prep and Personal: Coached by Devon Hind...Cross Country State Team Champions in 2002, 2004, and ranked #1 in the Southeast by Nike Team Nationals in 2004...Outdoor Track State Team Champions in 2005...named Top Athlete of the Year in 2006...member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta...Birthday: September 9, 1987...Parents: Tommy and Jeanine Payne...Siblings: Janet...Majoring in Mathematics.