Clarissa Payton

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    San Antonio, Texas

    High School:
    Judson High School

    Height:
    5-11

    Event:
    Mid Distance

    Birthdate:
    07/28/1990

    Experience:
    2L

    Major:
    Psychology

    Clarissa Payton

    12/07/2011

    Track and Field Opens 2011-12 Campaign at Texas A&M Reveille Invitational

    Houston returns eight medalists from last year's meet

    Personal Bests
    Indoor Date
    400m 57.17 2/11/10
    800m 2:17.71 12/12/10
    Outdoor Date
    400m 56.85 4/28/10
    800m 2:13.52 4/16/10

    JUNIOR 2010-11 Indoor
    Adidas Classic (800m) 2:21.56 - 11th

    Outdoor
    Texas Relays (800m) 2:18.71 - 15th
    Arizona (800m) 2:15.59 - 11th
    LSU (800m) 2:13.52 - 9th
    Texas Invitational (400m) 56.85 - 16th
    Rice (400m) 58.37 - 6th
    CUSA (800m) 2:14.25 - 14th

    SOPHOMORE 2009-10
    Indoor: Established new personal record in first meet of the year at Texas A&M with 2:17.71 finish in the 400m and a third place finish... Started the year in the 800m with three straight top-10 finishes highlighted by personal best 2:17.71 and third place finish at the Texas A&M opener (2:17.71)... Finished 14th at C-USA Championships in 2:17.96 in the 800m.Outdoor: Took home sixth place in 58.37 in the 400m at Rice, setting a new personal best... Finished 9th en route to setting personal best in 800m at LSU with 2:13.52 time... Placed 14th at C-USA Championships in 800m (2:14.25)...

    FRESHMAN (2008-09)
    Indoor: Claimed first-place victory in the 800m at the Texas A&M Early Opener with a time of 2:25.26 ... Member of the 4X400 relay team that finished sixth at the New Mexico Cherry & Silver Invitational ... Helped 4X400 relay team finish fourth at the Texas A&M Early Opener. Outdoor: Finished in eighth place in the 800m race at the TSU Relays, running a time of 2:23.28 ... Set a PR 2:15.29 in the 800m at the J. Fred Duckett Rice Twilight, finishing in seventh place ... Also finished in seventh place in the 800m race at the LSU Alumni Gold meet with a time of 2:18.39 ... At the C-USA Championships, finished in 18th place in the 800m race with a time of 2:18.23.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Graduated from Judson High School in 2008 ... Coached by Renee Gerbich ... Team Captain (2007) ... Won the Senior Athlete Award ... Had the highest GPA on the team ... All-State Academic Team ... Also played volleyball and basketball ... Member of NHS, Science National Honor Society, FCA and Z-Club.

    PERSONAL
    Born on July 28, 1990 in San Antonio, Texas ... Full name is Clarissa Chantel Payton ... Daughter of Michelle and Demetrius Payton ... Chose Houston because of its track program ... Also recruited by Texas State, North Texas, Louisiana-Monroe, Memphis and Oklahoma State ... Hobbies include reading ... Nickname is Ce Ce ... Sister, Felicia, also competed on the track and field team for the University of Houston ... Majoring in psychology.

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