Dana Payonk
Dana Payonk


St. John, Ind.

High School:
Lake Central HS


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2011:Began the season with a 15:43 at the Illinois Invitation on Sept. 2; at the IPFW Invitational finished with the best time of 18:35.62 and lead the team to first place; on Sept. 16 finished in ninth place with a time of 18:08 at the Indiana Intercollegiates; at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic with a time of 17:36.34 a team high; on Oct. 14 at the Adidas Invitational finished with a time of 22:30; at the Big Ten Championships finished with a time of 21:54; on Nov. 12 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional finished with a time of 22:17.8.

2010: Did not compete her first year at Purdue while redshirting.

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.