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Dylan Payne
Player Profile:
Dylan Payne 1319839
Position: Breast/Fly/Sprint Free
Year: Junior
City/State: Laguna Beach, Calif.
High School: Mater Dei

Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015)

2014-15: Ranked second on the team in the 100 and 200 breaststroke as a sophomore … Qualified for the 100 breaststroke consolation final at the ACC Championship, finishing seventh in the heat and 15th overall … Time of 54.23 in the event preliminaries surpassed the NCAA provisional standard and was the fifth-fastest mark in program history … Placed 26th in the 200 breaststroke preliminaries at ACCs, with his 2:01.18 clocking ranking seventh all-time at Duke … Earned another personal record at the conference meet in the 50 freestyle … In the fall, took 10th in the 100 breaststroke at the Nike Cup Invitational … Won the same event at William & Mary (11/7). 

2013-14: Took third in the 100 butterfly at the season-opening All-North Carolina Invitational ... Helped the 200 medley relay earn a first-place finish against UNC Wilmington and William & Mary ... Clocked best times in three events at the Nike Cup Invitational, including a 2:01.73 mark in the 200 breaststroke which ranked eighth all-time in school history ... Posted the sixth-best 100 breaststroke time in program history at the ACC Championship (55.24) ... Earned two NCAA provisional cuts for the season in the 100 breaststroke ... Over the summer, qualified to compete at the Phillips 66 National Championships in the 50 and 100m breaststroke.

Prior to Duke: Four-year letterwinner for Steve Pickell at Mater Dei … 2012 NISCA All-American in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200 medley relay … Named Trinity League Swimmer of the Year as a junior and senior … Received first team all-county distinction his final year … Section champion in the 100 breaststroke as a senior … Owns seven school records … Junior National team member … Won the 100 breaststroke at the 2012 Winter Junior National Championships … Also swam for the Socal Aquatics Association … Competed in the 100-meter butterfly at the 2013 Junior National Championships, coming in 31st at 55.86 ... Lettered one year in water polo, helping his squad capture a section championship … California Scholarship Federation member all four years.

Personal: Born Dylan Campbell Payne on Dec. 21, 1994 in Newport Beach, Calif. … Son of Mark and Linda Payne … Has two brothers, Matthew and Elias … Grandfather, John Boggs, Jr., (’49) and great-grandfather, John Boggs, (’17) both graduated from Duke.

Payne Career Bests:

50 Free 20.73  
100 Breast 54.23 5th all-time at Duke
200 Breast 2:01.18 7th all-time at Duke
100 Fly 49.81  
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