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Payton Ballard
Payton Ballard

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Mountain Brook, Ala.

High School:
Mountain Brook

Event:
Cross Country/Distance



10/17/2014

Women's Cross Country Team Captures 4th Consecutive Crimson Classic Title; Men Finish Ninth

The Crimson Tide women were paced by junior Katelyn Greenleaf, who finished fourth in the women's 5k race

07/11/2014

86 Alabama Student-Athletes Earn a Place on SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

The Alabama men's swimming and diving team led all UA and conference teams with 15 honors

05/18/2014

Malcolm Wins Women's 800 Title on Final Day of SEC Championships

Yanique Malcolm won the women's 800 with a personal-best time of 2:03.28

03/22/2014

4 Victories For Crimson Tide On Final Day Of John Mitchell Alabama Relays

ALABAMA RELAYS - DAY 3

02/15/2014

Burks and Paine Win in Alabama's First Day at Tyson Invitational

Senior Alexis Paine won the invitational pole vault with a mark of 4.20 meters (13-9.25).

Sophomore
2014 Cross Country
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.

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 a 32:40.11 and counted towards the Crimson Tide's score at the NCAA South Region ... 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) ... placed second in the 800 meters at the 2013 AHSAA state indoor championships in 1:57.11 ... set a new PR of 4:19.98 in the 1,600 meters at the Ice Breaker Invitational on December 29, 2012 ... achieved a PR of 1:53.44 in the 800 meters at the Indoor Alumni Group Invitational on Dec. 15, 2012 ... second in the 5,000 meters at the 2012 AHSAA State Cross Country Championships with a 15:44.98 ... won the 2012 AHSAA Sectional Cross Country Championships (5k -15:55.64) ... won the 2012 Walt Disney World Cross Country Classic (5k - 16:24.59) ... was third in the 800 (1:56.22) and second in the 1,600 (4:23.87) at the 2012 AHSAA Outdoor Championships ... posted a then-PR time of 4:20.35 in the 1,600 at the Volunteer Track Classic on April 14, 2012 ... the 2012 AHSAA indoor state champion in the 800 (1:54.84) ... was second in the 1,600 at the 2012 AHSAA Indoor Championships in 4:21.36 ... third in the 2011 AHSAA Cross Country Championships (5k - 16:08.05) ... coached by Greg Echols at Mountain Brook High School ... son of Rob and Sandy Ballard ... born Nov. 15, 1994, in Birmingham, Ala.