|High School:||Richland HS '12|
Indoor Best at EWU
Weight Throw 40-4 • 55m 7.12
Outdoor Best at EWU
Javelin 205-9 • Hammer Throw 124-8
All-Big Sky Accolades: 2013 Outdoor: Javelin, 2nd.
2012-13: Indoor: Payne competed in the weight throw indoors, hitting his best mark of 40-4 at the Candy Cane Invite. Outdoor: Payne placed second in the javelin at the BSC Outdoor Championships with a toss of 205-0, earning All-Conference honors. His best mark of the season came at the Dusty Lane Open, where he launched a throw of 205-9. He went on to compete at the NCAA West Preliminary Round, where he placed 38th with a mark of 193-7.
High School: Payne had a personal-best throw of 191-7 in the javelin at the CBBN/GSL Regional Championships, placing first. His best throw in the discus was 142-2, which came at the CBBN District Championships. Payne went on to place fourth in the javelin at the WIAA 4A State Championships, getting off a throw of 184-3. He lettered four times in track and twice in football for the Richland Bombers. He also was a four-time WIAA Scholastic Athletic award winner in track. He won Big 9 titles in the javelin his junior and senior years.
Personal: Undecided major. Born 3/28/94 in Richland, Wash. His parents are Joseph Payne and Janet Park.