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Kymber Payne
Position: Hurdles
Height: 5'6"
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
City/State: Compton, Calif.
High School: Long Beach Poly HS
Born: 06/04/1996
Kymber Payne Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/16/2014

Events: 60H (8.63), 100H (13.74w/13.80), 300H (41.32)

2013 Track & Field News HS All-American (300 Hurdles)
2013 American Family Insurance All-USA Girls Track & Field Team
2013 New Balance Indoor Nationals Gold Medalist (60 Hurdles)
2013 California CIF State Championships Silver Medalist (300 Hurdles)

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 … Plans to pursue a pre-med degree at LSU.

 

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