2005-06: Scored 29.0 points at Big West Conference Championships for second straight year... Placed 5th in 200 breast and won consols (9th) in 100 breast... Also took 11th in 400 IM... Hit breaststroke PRs of 58.09 and 2:03.13 at American Short Course Championships, moving him into 7th and 2nd, respectively, in school record book.
2004-05: Tallied 29.0 points at Big West meet, advancing to final in 200 breast (6th) and 400 IM (7th)... Hit PR of 2:05.10 in 200 breast final to move into school's top 10... Cut almost two seconds from prelim to final in 400 IM, clocking 4:05.79... Also member of 200 medley relay (6th) and 400 medley relay (4th) at conference meet... Competed at American Short Course Championships, finishing as high as 10th in 200 breast (2:05.54).
2003-04: Captured 3rd in 200 breast, 6th in 400 IM at Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference Championships... Mark of 2:06.53 in 200 breast ranked 6th all-time at UC Davis by season's end... Reached consolation final of 200 IM at conference, finishing 10th... Also competed in PCSC 100 breast and 200 medley relay... Advanced to 400 IM and 200 breast consolations at American Short Course Championships.
WASHINGTON HS '03: Won Mission Valley Athletic League title in 100 breast as a senior... Finished 5th in 100 back and 100 breast, 11th in 200 IM at North Coast Section later that year... Named team MVP... Placed 10th in 100 back at NCS meet as a junior... Twice earned first-team All-MVAL honors in water polo... Selected as school's Scholar-Athlete of the Year, posting 3.83 GPA... Swam one year for Mission San Jose Aquatics, setting club record in 200 breast.
PERSONAL: Born in Oakland, Calif.... Parents are Steve & Janet Payne... Majoring in managerial economics... His aunt, Cathy Payne, swam at UC Berkeley... Best athlete he's faced is Brendan Hansen... Would like to add the 800 medley relay to his sport... Lists target shooting among his hobbies.