Payton Ballard
Payton  Ballard

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Mountain Brook, Ala.

High School:
Mountain Brook

Event:
Cross Country/Distance



06/30/2015

107 Alabama Students Earn Place on SEC Academic Honor Roll

The Crimson Tide rowing team led the way with 26 honors while the men's and women's track and field teams added 19 and 18, respectively.

05/15/2015

Burks Wins SEC Women's Long Jump Title with School Record Performance

Crimson Tide athletes broke two school records, set seven personal bests and produced six performances that rank in Alabama's all-time top 10 in five events

03/21/2015

Reed Leads Alabama on Final Day of John Mitchell Alabama Relays

Alabama athletes won four events on Saturday to wrap up the meet

03/21/2015

TIDE WINS 4 EVENTS ON 2ND DAY OF JOHN MITCHELL ALABAMA RELAYS

Four event victories highlighted the action

03/21/2015

TIDE WINS 4 EVENTS ON 2ND DAY OF JOHN MITCHELL ALABAMA RELAYS

Four event victories highlighted the action

Junior
2015 Cross Country
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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