Part three of our four-part preview of the 2012 MSU Cross Country team.
2013: Placed 16th at the Michigan Intercollegiates and finished with an 8k time of 27:05.15... Ran a 5k time of 16:03.80 and finished 34th at the EMU Fall Classic.
2012: Did not compete for the Spartans.
2011: Competed unattached ... Finished 14th at the Jeff Drenth Memorial in a time of 16:26.45 ... Competed in the Spartan Invitational, posting a time of 26:41 ... Placed 13th at the Eastern Michigan Fall Class in a time of 15:37.52.
High School: Cross Country All-Upper Peninsula in 2007 ... Cross country All-State in 2008 and 2010 ... Cross country State Champion in 2009 ... Upper Peninsula Dream Team in 2009 and 2010 ... Upper Peninsula cross country 2009 Runner of the Year ... Cross country Upper Peninsula team state champions in 2009 and 2010 ... Upper Peninsula track & field team state champions in 2010.
Personal: Born on May 18, 1993 ... Son of David and Lisa Payant ... Undecided on a major.