Payton Ballard
Payton  Ballard

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Mountain Brook, Ala.

High School:
Mountain Brook

Event:
Cross Country/Distance



04/09/2016

Track & Field Claims Three Event Titles at Battle on the Bayou

Crimson Tide takes two field events on the men’s side and the 4x100 relay on the women’s

03/25/2016

Track & Field Enjoys Success at FSU Relays

Crimson Tide continued its solid outdoor season in Tallahassee on Friday

03/19/2016

Track & Field Claims Five Event Titles to Conclude John Mitchell Alabama Relays

Crimson Tide men win two field events while the women take three on the track

02/27/2016

Alabama Men Tie for Sixth, Women Finish Eighth at 2016 SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships

Crimson Tide men total 49 points while the women compile 43 in Fayetteville

02/12/2016

Track & Field Wraps Up Action at Samford Invitational

Crimson Tide paced by its distance runners in Birmingham on Friday

Accolades

• Second Team All-SEC, distance medley relay (2016)


Junior
2016 Indoor Season
Assisted in the distance medley relay that took second place in 9:38.28 at the SEC Championships ... finished the 800 meters in a time of 1:54.43 to place ninth at the Indiana Relays … clocked an 800-meter time of 1:54.37 at the Conference Clash … finished sixth in the 800 meters with a time of 1:54.35 at the Commodore Indoor Invitational.

2015 Cross Country
Finished the Crimson Classic 8k in 26:22.79 ... clocked a time of 21:44.45 in the 4-mile race at the Brooks Twilight Classic … ran 16:29.55 in the Samford Cross Country Opener 5k.

Sophomore
2015 Outdoor Season
Competed in both the 1,500 meters and the 5,000 meters at the SEC Championships...registered a time of 3:52.73 in the 1,5000 meters to finish third at the LSU Invitational...finished the 1,500 meters in 3:53.64 to finish 11th at The Border Clash...clocked a time of 3:55.61 in the 1,500 meters at the Crimson Tide Invitational, finishing eighth...finished the 1,500 meters in 3:54.21 to place 17th at the Alabama Relays.

2015 Indoor Season
Started of the distance medley relay at the SEC Championships, helping the quartet to cross the line in 9:50.68 and finish eighth...ran the anchor leg on the distance medley relay team that took third at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 9:53.24...served as the lead leg for the distance medley relay team that recorded a time of 10:30.65 at the Auburn Invitational...clocked a mile time of 4:12.70 at the Vanderbilt Invitational to finish 13th.

2014 Cross Country
Ran a 32:28.8 10k at the NCAA South Regional to finish as Alabama's fifth scorer ... scored for Alabama in the SEC Championships 8k behind a time of 26:02.66 and a 58th-place finish ... clocked a time of 26:41.69 in the Crimson Classic 8k ... finished the Paul Short Invitational 8k in 25:39 ... opened the season with a time of 25:30.26 in the 8k at the Asheville Cross Country Carnival, setting a new personal best.

Freshman 
2014 Outdoor Season
Ran the preliminary of the 1,500 meters at the SEC Championships in a time of 4:04.50 ... clocked a time of 4:17.52 to place ninth in the mile at the Jace Lacoste Invitational ... ran the 1,500 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays in a time of 3:55.81 ... finished sixth in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:55.94 at the Border Clash ... placed 10th in the 1,500 meters with a personal-best 3:54.99 at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... at the Alabama Relays, his first collegiate outdoor meet, ran the 1,500 meters in a time of 3:55.93 and served on the winning distance medley relay team that clocked a time of 10:02.90.

2014 Indoor Season
Ran a personal best 4:17.84 in the mile at the Tyson Invitational ... clocked a 4:21.39 at the Indiana Relays ... placed 22nd at the Auburn Invitational in the mile with a time of 4:21.94.

2013 Cross Country
Clocked at 32:40.11 and counted towards the Crimson Tide's score at the NCAA South Region with a 10k time of 32:40.11 ... ran 75th at the SEC Championships with a time of 26:02.68 ... placed 26th with a 6k time of 19:47.26 at the Iowa Invitational ... ran a 5-kilometer time of 16:47.17 to open the season at the Samford Dual meet and finished 10th.

Prep and Personal
The 2013 AHSAA state indoor champion in the 1,600 meters (4:24.32) and the 3,200 meters (in a personal-best time of 9:27.95), while running for Mountain Brook High School ... runner-up in the 800 meters at the 2013 state indoor championships (1:57.11) ... set a personal best of 4:19.98 in the 1,600 meters at the Ice Breaker Invitational on Dec. 29, 2012 ... achieved a personal best of 1:53.44 in the 800 meters at the Indoor Alumni Group Invitational (Dec. 15, 2012) ... runner-up in the 5,000 meters at the 2012 AHSAA State Cross Country Championships (5k - 15:44.98) ... won the 2012 Sectional Cross Country Championships (5k - 15:55.64) and the 2012 Walt Disney World Cross Country Classic (5k - 16:24.59) ... placed third in the 800 (1:56.22) and second in the 1,600 (4:23.87) at the 2012 AHSAA Outdoor Championships ... posted a time of 4:20.35 in the 1,600 at the 2012 Volunteer Track Classic2 ... won 2012 state indoor title in the 800 meters (1:54.84) while finishing as runner-up in the 1,600 (4:21.36) ... placed third in the 2011 state cross country meet (5k - 16:08.05) ... coached by Greg Echols at Mountain Brook ... son of Rob and Sandy.

     
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