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

Events: 60H (8.63), 100H (13.80/13.74w), 400M (IN: 57.64), 400H (58.14)

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 seconds 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 minutes, 39.02 seconds 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.

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.

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.

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