Jenny Payne
Jenny Payne

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cary, N.C.

High School:
Cary

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:
03/13/1980


2002-03: Captured the mile in 5:14.4 at the Ram Invitational . . .

2001-02: Named All-America East in cross country . . . also received Stony Brook Female Athlete of the Year accolades . . . recorded the Seawolves' top finish at the America East Championships, placing ninth in the 5K in 18:09.90 . . . also had a team-best finish at the METS Championships, finishing eighth in 19:39 . . . won the 5K at the St. John's Invite in 18:14 . . . runner-up at the CCSU Invitational with a time of 18:58.07 . . . captured the 5000m with a time of 17:25.47, qualifying for the ECAC Indoor Championships, and placed fourth in the 3000m (10:09.91) at the America East Indoor Championships . . . third in the 3000m at the METS Indoor Championships with a time of 10:00.94 . . . lowered her own record in the mile at the Yale Invite (5:12.72) . . . shattered the school record in the 5000m at the ECAC Outdoor Championships with a time of 17:13.47.

2000-01: Set new Stony Brook outdoor record in the 1500m (4:40.74) at METS for first place . . . also set a new record in the 5000m outdoors with a time of 17:13.01 at ECACs . . . best time in 5K was 18:58 at the ECAC Championships . . . won the 3000m at the Manhattan/Iona Invitational with a time of 10:37.4, the fourth-best time in SBU history . . . named Athlete of the Week and team MVP.

1999-2000: One of top runners as a newcomer . . . advanced to ECACs, where she recorded the team?s best finish . . . finished 12th at METS.

High School: Won the state team championship and the 4 x 800 relay state championship . . . named All-State as a junior and senior.

Personal: Jennifer Leigh Payne . . . born March 13, 1980, in Columbus, Ga. . . daughter of Janice and Jimmy Payne . . . sister of Joanna . . . biology major.

Paw Prints: Goal in life is to leave the world a happier place for someone . . . greatest moment in sports was being named Stony Brook's Female Athlete of the Year in 2002 . . . favorite food is chocolate chip cookies . . . if she could spend the day with any three people they would be her parents and her sister . . . most prized possession is her books . . .one word to describe herself is impatient.

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