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Kymber Payne
Position: Hurdles
Height: 5'6"
Class: Junior
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Compton, Calif.
High School: Long Beach Poly HS
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Born: 06/04/1996
Kymber Payne Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/13/2015

Events: 60H (8.58), 100H (13.80/13.74w), 400M (IN: 54.45), 400H (56.38)

2016
One of the nation's elite performers in the 400-meter hurdles throughout her sophomore season in 2016 ... An NCAA semifinalist for the first time after clocking a personal-best time of 56.38 seconds for ninth place in the national quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Became the eighth-fastest Lady Tiger in team history to run the 400 hurdles with her PR of 56.38 ... Ran 56.86 for second place overall in the first round of qualifying in the 400 hurdles at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Jacksonville, Florida ... Lined up in the NCAA semifinals for the first time in her career at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Oregon's Hayward Field ... Placed 18th nationally after clocking 58.68 in her semifinal heat ... Qualified for the final of the 400 hurdles at the SEC Outdoor Championships where she finished in ninth place with a run of 58.58 ... Advanced to the SEC final for the first time in her career with a qualifying time of 57.49 ... Opened the outdoor season by running 58.40 in the prelims at the Texas Relays ... Placed third in the 400 hurdles at both the Battle on the Bayou (57.33) and Texas Invitational (56.60) ... Clocked 56.54 for fourth place overall at the LSU Invitational to close out the regular season ... Sprinted to a time of 24.42 (+1.2) in her only 200-meter race of the outdoor season at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Ran the 400-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships where she posted an indoor personal best of 54.45 for 18th place in qualifying ... Finished runner-up in the 400 meters at the Razorback Invitational with a time of 54.66 ... Also ran an indoor PR of 24.53 in the 200 meters at the Razorback Invitational ... Ran a personal-best time of 8.58 for fourth place in the 60-meter hurdles at the Purple Tiger Invitational ... Opened the indoor season by placing third in the 600 meters at the Purple Tiger Invitational with a time of 1:34.87.

2015
An NCAA Championships qualifier in the 400-meter hurdles in her debut season with the Lady Tigers in 2015 … Raced to a personal best of 58.14 to finish in 14th place in the national quarterfinals of the 400 hurdles at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Clocked 59.19 in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Florida … Just missed earning a spot in her first SEC final as the 10th-place finisher in the qualifying round with a time of 59.41 in the conference meet held at Mississippi State’s Mike Sanders Track Complex … Won the 400-meter hurdles at LSU’s Battle on the Bayou with a time of 59.48 … Placed fifth in the event at the LSU Invitational while running 58.46 in the team’s regular-season finale … Ran the second leg on LSU’s winning 4x400-meter relay team that clocked 3:39.02 at the LSU Invitational … Also placed fifth in the 400 hurdles at the Jim Click Shootout (59.40) and LSU Alumni Gold (59.50) … Opened her outdoor season by running 59.73 for 10th place in qualifying at the Texas Relays … Indoor season limited by injuries … Ran a seasonal-best time of 57.64 in a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the LSU Twilight meet … Clocked 58.49 for 52nd place at the Tyson Invitational … Finished in 13th place in the 600 meters at the New Mexico Classic with a time of 1:39.12.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the elite dual hurdlers at the prep level to join the NCAA Division I ranks in the Class of 2014 … Named to the Track & Field News High School Girls All-American Team and American Family Insurance All-USA Girls Track & Field Team following her junior season in 2013 … A product of Long Beach Poly High School in Long Beach, California … Signed with the Lady Tigers with personal bests of 8.63 in the 60-meter hurdles, 13.80 in the 100-meter hurdles and 41.32 in the 300-meter hurdles … Set her PRs of 13.80 in the 100 hurdles and 41.32 in the 300 hurdles in a pair of silver-medal-winning second-place finishes in the high school hurdles at the 2013 Mt. Sac Relays … Ended her junior season as the No. 3-ranked 300-meter hurdler at the prep level in the United States among all classifications with her PR of 41.32 … Also ranked No. 2 nationally among the Class of 2014 … Was also the No. 15-ranked hurdler nationally and the No. 8-ranked member of the Class of 2014 at the prep level in the 100-meter hurdles during the 2013 outdoor season … Was the California state silver medalist in the 300-meter hurdles during her junior season at Long Beach Poly High School in 2013 … Raced to times of 41.96 in the prelims and 42.06 in the final to win the silver medal at the 2013 California CIF State Track & Field Championships held in Clovis, California … Broke 42 seconds with a second-place time of 41.82 at the CIF Southern Section Finals held in Walnut, Calif., to qualify for the 2013 state meet … Followed by scoring the silver medal in the 300 hurdles at the 2013 CIF Southern Sectionals Master’s Meet the following week … Bagged the California state bronze medal in the 300-meter hurdles during her senior season in 2014 with a time of 41.62 in the prelims and 42.01 in the final … Clocked a seasonal-best time of 41.35 in the 300 hurdles at the CIF Southern Section Masters meet to rank No. 5 nationally among all classifications and No. 2 nationally among members of the Class of 2014 for the 2014 outdoor season … Raced to a career-best wind-aided time of 13.74 (+2.5) in the preliminary rounds of the 100-meter hurdles at the CIF State Track & Field Championships before finishing in eighth place in the state final with a time of 14.03 (+2.4) as a senior in 2014 … Won the 300-meter hurdles with her run of 42.08 at the 2013 Great Southwest Classic in Albuquerque, N.M. … Ran a wind-aided 13.82 to take third place in the 100-meter hurdles at the Great Southwest Classic during her junior season … Was second in the 300 hurdles (42.47) and seventh in the 100 hurdles (14.19) in her opening meet of the 2013 outdoor season … Highlighted her 2013 indoor season by winning the gold medal in the emerging elite division of the 60-meter hurdles at the New Balance Indoor Nationals while running a personal best of 8.63 in the event held at The Armory Track & Field Center in New York City … Clocked a seasonal-best time of 42.60 in the 300 hurdles to qualify for her first career state final at the 2012 California CIF State Championships during her sophomore season … Finished eighth in the state final as a sophomore … Ran a 2012 seasonal-best time of 14.17 (+0.4) in the 100 hurdles to win the bronze medal in the divisional finals at the California CIF Southern Section Finals en route to a berth in the state championships in the event … Claimed a fifth-place finish statewide in the 55-meter hurdles at the 2012 California Indoor State Championships.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kymber Tiar Payne … Born on June 4, 1996 … Parents are Kenyan Payne, Sr., and Kimberly Ball … Has two siblings, Kenyan Payne, Jr., and Kenya Payne … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.