Cowboys and Cowgirls Split Between Three Meets
Miller Now No. 2 In NCAA, Way hits New Personal Best
2012 Outdoors: Ran a season-best 800 meter time of 1:52.69 at the John McDonnell Invitational to place eighth ... Other 800 meter times include 1:54.12 at the Arkansas Twilight, 1:54.45 at the Stanford Invitational and 1:58.09 at the Tulsa Duels ... Placed fourth in the 400 meter dash at the John Jacobs Invitational after running a 49.34 ... Came in second in the 200 meter dash at the Tulsa Duels after clocking a 22.71.
2012 Indoors: Was a member of the distance medley relay team that placed ninth at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 10:00.73 ... Hit a new personal best by running the 600 yards in 1:14.12 at the KSU All-Comers Meet ... Ran a 2:36.26 in the 1,000 meters at the KSU Invite to finish 11th ... Came in ninth at the Oklahoma Invitational in the 400 meter dash with a time of 50.75 ... Finished 16th in the 800 meters at the Razorback Invitational, running a 1:56.41 ... Completed the 800 meters in 1:57.89 at the Tyson Invitational.
2011 Outdoors: Placed 23rd in the 800 meters during the preliminary round of the Big 12 Outdoor Championships with a time of 1:59.49 ... Ran the 800 meters at four different meets, setting a personal best by running 1:52.06 at the John Jacobs Invitational ... Other marks were 1:52.33 at the Razorback Invitational, 1:53.27 at the Tulsa Duels and 1:53.51 at the John McDonnell Invitational.
2011 Indoors: Was a regular in the Oklahoma State lineup, competing at five meets during the indoor season ... Hit a season-best time of 50.24 in the 400 meters at the Razorback Invitational ... Other times in the 400 meters included a 51.03 at the J.D. Martin Invitational and a 51.25 at the Sooner Invitational ... Ran the 300 meters in 36.83 at the Kansas State Invitational ... Competed as part of the Cowboys' distance medley relay squad that placed fifth at the Big 12 Championships in 9:52.59.
High School: Attended Jay HS in Jay, Okla., where he was coached by Shane Holland ... Three-time state champion in the 800 meters, clocking a 1:57.11 to win the championship his sophomore year, a 1:56.36 to win the title his junior year and a 1:57.61 to claim the crown his senior year ... State runner-up in the 400 meters as a junior and third-place finisher as a senior ... Tulsa World all-metro team selection in the 400 meters his senior year ... Placed third in the 400 meters at the state meet his senior year in 50.00 ... Member of the National Honor Society and the Student Council.
Personal: Tyler Wayne Payton was born Aug. 5, 1991 in Grove, Okla. ... Son of Nikki and Todd Payton ... Mother ran cross country and track and field.