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Payton Ballard
Payton Ballard

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Mountain Brook, Ala.

High School:
Mountain Brook

Event:
Cross Country/Distance



10/31/2014

Cross Country Teams Post Impressive Finishes at SEC Cross Country Championships

Crimson Tide women post highest team finish (3rd) since 1994; Tide men improve 5 spots in team standings to place 6th.

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

Sophomore (2014-15)
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 (2013-14)
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.

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.

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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