Cara Payne
Cara Payne
Height: 5-3.5
Year: Graduate Student
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Nathan Hale
College: University of Washington
AS A SENIOR IN 2002: A WCC All-Academic Team selection ... earned the team's Coaches' Award ... competed in seven competitions on the season ... finished 25th at the WCC Championships ... posted a time of 19:32 at Crystal Springs ... finished 11th at the Santa Clara Invitational with a season-best 5,000-meter time of 18:42.6 ... ran 19:03.05 at the Willamette Invitational.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2002: Competed in seven of eight meets on the year ... registered a best 5,000-meter time of 19:57.90 at the Aggie Open ... finished 38th at the West Coast Conference championships with a time of 20:30 ... ran a 20:02 at the Bronco Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION: 2000 graduate of Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, Wash. ... all-Metro selection and earned a student-athlete award by the U.S. Army ... a member of National Honor Society, Eco-Service Club ... served as class vice president and student council representative ... also participated in swimming and track.

PERSONAL DATA: Daughter of Warren and Reen Payne ... both parents attended Seattle University ... has one younger brother, Sean ... enjoys vocal jazz and participating in triathlons ... lists becoming a physical therapist among career goals ... a french major ... attended the University of Washington for two years prior to SCU.