Dana Payonk
Dana  Payonk

RS Senior

St. John, Ind.

High School:
Lake Central HS



McClintock Breaks 5k School Record at Drake Relays

The Boilermakers won two events on Thursday.


Brown Breaks School Record in Triple Jump at Fred Wilt Invite

The Boilermakers have PRs across the board at Saturday's meet.


Boilers Run Four Top-Five Program Marks on Meyo Day One

Purdue added several wins and other top-10 times on Friday.


Sixty-Two Boilers Honored Among Spring Academic All-Big Ten

Thirty-two members of Purdue track & field recognized for 3.0+ GPAs.


Shamrock Invite - Day Two

Emily Becker won the heptathlon to highlight Purdue's performances on Friday.

2014: Competed in six indoor meets, counting the Big Ten Championships and participated in six outdoor meets also, including the Big Ten Championships ... placed second at the 2014 Meyo Invitational in the women's distance medley relay with a time of 11:33.52 while teamed up with Aarin Jones, Kari Shoolbraid and Katie Hoevet ... finished 16th in the mile run at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with a time of 4:56.44 ... finished 27th in the 5000m at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a time of 17:36.51 ... Her PR in the mile stands at 4:56.44.

2012: Raced on the distance medley relay team at the Big Ten Indoor Championships (2/25). Placed 6th in the one mile run at the Hoosier Hills (2/11) with a time of 5:03.98 and 8th in the 800 meter run, crossing at the 2:19.80 mark. Placed second in the 1,500 meter run at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (3/30-3/31). Competed at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23) in the 1,500 meter run and the 800 meter run.

High School:Four-year varsity letterwinner in cross country and track and field at Lake Central High School; finished second individually at the Indiana State High School Cross Country Championships as a senior, finishing in 19:15.8; helped her team to a pair of Indiana State Runner-Up team finishes as a junior and sophomore; ran on a trio of state placewinning 4x800-meter relays, taking second as a sophomore and senior and fifth as a junior; two-time individual state placewinner in the 3,200-meter run, taking fifth as a junior and eighth as a senior; awarded the Indiana State Mental Attitude Award as a senior.

Personal:Dana Marie Payonk was born Aug. 12, 1991, in Roswell, Ga.; is the daughter of Jack and Kathleen Payonk; has one brother, Matthew; enjoys computers and drawing; majoring in computer science.


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