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2011-2012 Men's Track Roster


Roscoe Payne

Class: SR
Position: Hurdles
Height: 6-3
Weight: 187 pounds
Previous School: Carman-Ainsworth HS
Hometown: Flint, Mich.

2011-12
Indoor:
Advanced to the NCAA Championships and recorded a new personal-best of 7.99 seconds in the 60 meter-hurdles ... Captured a runner-up finish in the 55-meter hurdles at the Sun Belt Championships in a time of 7.38 seconds ... Won the 55-meter hurdle event in 7.40 seconds at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Also took victory at the MT Christmas Invitational and MTSU Invitational in the 55-meter hurdles with respective times of 7.61 and 7.87 seconds ... Notched a second-place finish while crossing the finish line in a new personal-best 48.53 seconds at the MTSU Invitational ... Also finished second in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.00 seconds at the Kentucky Invitational.

Outdoor: Won the 110-meter hurdle title in a personal-best 13.91 seconds at the Sun Belt Championships ... Finished third in the 400-meter hurdles with a season-best time of 50.76 seconds at the conference championships ... Took victory in the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdle events at the Rhodes Open Meet with respective times of 14.12 and 51.43 seconds ... Captured a first-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.14 seconds at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Also won the event title in the 400-meter hurdles at the Black and Gold Meet, crossing the finish line in 51.44 seconds ... Recorded a time of 1:00.48 in the 400-meters, placing 43rd at the NCAA Regional ... Member of the men's 4x400-meter team which placed 21st in 3:10.21 at the NCAA Regional ... Named Sun Belt Male Track Athlete of the Week in consecutive weeks following his performances at the Rhodes Open Meet and the Black and Gold Meet.

2010-11
Indoor:
Won the 55-meter hurdles in a season-best time of 7.40 seconds at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Time was the fastest recorded in the SBC that season ... Took victory in the 55-meter hurdles in 7.50 seconds at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Came in first place overall in the 55-meter hurdles in 7.64 seconds ... Finished eighth in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.30 seconds at the Kentucky Invitational ... Ran a season-best time of 8.04 seconds in the preliminary rounds

Outdoor: Bronze medal winner in the 400-meter hurdles at the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships in a time of 55.38 seconds ... Doubled at the Vanderbilt Invitational, winning the 110- and 400-meter hurdles in respective times of 14.49 seconds and 51.99 seconds, earning Sun Belt Athlete of the Week ... Came in second in the 400-meter hurdles in 53.92 seconds at the Boston-Moon Classic ... Placed 48th in the 400-meter hurdles in 57.18 seconds at the NCAA East Regional Preliminaries.

2009-10
Indoor:
Bronze medal winner in the 4x400 meter relay at the 2010 Sun Belt Championships, finishing in a time of 3:20.96 ... Also placed fourth in the 55-meter hurdles in 7.46 seconds ... Set a personal-best time of 7.44 seconds in the 55-meter hurdles at the Middle Tennessee Invitational ... Won the 55-meter hurdles in 7.50 seconds at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Placed eighth in 8.34 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles at the Rod McCravy Memorial.

Outdoor: Silver medal winner in the 400-meter hurdles and bronze medal winner in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2010 Sun Belt Championships with respective times of 14.23 seconds and 51.91 seconds ... Ran a lifetime-best time of 51.0 seconds at the NCAA East Region Preliminaries while placing 13th overall ... Won the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 14.14 seconds and came in second in the 400-meter hurdles in 51.34 seconds at the Sea-Rays Relays ... Placed 13th with the 4x200-meter relay team at the Penn Relays.

2008-09
Indoor:
Earned All-Sun Belt honors winning the 55-meter hurdles at the Sun Belt Championships in 7.50 seconds ... Also placed sixth as a member of the 4x400-meter relay in 3:21.02 at the Sun Belt Championships ... Came in second in the 55-meter hurdles in 7.59 seconds as well as finishing fifth overall as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team in a time of 3:29.49 at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Placed second in the 55-meter hurdles (7.47 seconds) and third in the 200 meters with a time of 21.89 seconds ... Also placed third on the 4x400-meter relay team (3:24.67) at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Came in second in the 55-meter hurdles in 7.84 seconds ... Also finished fourth in the 200 meters in 22.51 seconds at the Ed Temple Classic ... Placed fourth in the 55-meter hurdles at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Finished sixth in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.11 seconds at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Placed seventh in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.15 seconds at the NCAA Last Chance Meet and set a personal-best in the 60-meter hurdles prelims in 8.01 seconds ... Ran ninth in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.06 seconds as well as 27th in the 200 meters at the Kentucky Invitational.

Outdoor: Ranked 41st in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles and 50th in 110-meter high hurdles on the NCAA descending order list ... Earned NCAA Regional qualifying times in the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles ... Earned Sun Belt Freshman of the Year for this performances at the SBC Championships, winning the 400-meter hurdles in 51.41 seconds and placing second in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.09 seconds ... Won the 110-meter hurdles in 14.78 seconds and placed 15th in the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 1:03.7 at the Georgia Relays ... Also came in 11th on the 4x400-meter relay team in 3:40.96 ... Placed seventh in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.49 seconds at the War Eagle Invitational ... Took third in the 4x100-meter relays in 40.67 seconds, eighth in the 400-meter hurdles in 54.08 seconds and 16th in the 110-meter hurdles in 15.15 seconds at the Sea Rays Relays ... Placed eighth with the 4x100-meter relay team and ninth with the 4x200-meter relay team with respective times of 40.6 seconds and 1:24.19 at the Penn Relays ... Finished eighth in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.65 seconds at the Georgia Tech Invitational.

High School: Competed in track & field while in high school ... Was team captain sophomore, junior, and senior years ... Junior and senior regional champion in the 110-meter hurdles ... All-state as a junior in the 110-meter hurdles, 4x200-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay ... State champion as a senior in 110-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, 4x200-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay.

Personal: Roscoe Marvon Payne ... Son of Tyrone and Tonya ... Born Sept. 27, 1989.