Payton Ballard
Payton  Ballard


Mountain Brook, Ala.

High School:
Mountain Brook

Cross Country/Distance


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


Track & Field Enjoys Success at FSU Relays

Crimson Tide continued its solid outdoor season in Tallahassee on Friday


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


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


Track & Field Wraps Up Action at Samford Invitational

Crimson Tide paced by its distance runners in Birmingham on Friday


Outdoor Season

Clocked a time of 3:50.58 in the 1,500-meter prelims to finish sixth in the first heat of the event at the SEC Championships … registered a time of 1:51.34 in the 800 meters to finish 15th at the LSU Invitational … ran 3:47.09 in the 1,500 meters to finish eighth in the invitational section of the event at the War Eagle Invitational … registered an 800-meter time of 1:51.43 to finish 12th in the event at the Battle on the Bayou … clocked a time of 3:57.35 in the 1,500 meters to finish eighth in the event at the FSU Relays.

Indoor Season

Assisted in the distance medley relay that took second place in 9:38.28 at the SEC Championships … ran 4:22.34 to finish 16th in the mile at the Samford Elite Team Invite … 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 … ran16:29.55 in the Samford Cross Country Opener 5k.


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 1,500 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.

Indoor Season

Clocked a mile time of 4:12.70 at the Vanderbilt Invitational to finish 13th.

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 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.