Dana Payonk
Dana Payonk

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
St. John, Ind.

High School:
Lake Central HS

Event:
Distances



04/25/2014

McClintock Breaks 5k School Record at Drake Relays

The Boilermakers won two events on Thursday.

02/15/2014

Brown Breaks School Record in Triple Jump at Fred Wilt Invite

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

02/08/2014

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

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

05/29/2013

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

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

03/15/2013

Shamrock Invite - Day Two

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

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.