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Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
City/State: Laguna Beach, Calif.
High School: Mater Dei


Career: Represented Duke at the ACC Championships all four seasons, reaching the 100 breaststroke championship final as a senior ... Graduated ranked second all-time in program history in the 100 breaststroke (52.61) and 10th in the 100 butterfly (48.92) ... CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team selection as a senior ... Three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. 

Honors: CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team (2017) ... All-ACC Academic (2016, 2017) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015, 2016, 2017)

2016-17: Reached the 100 breaststroke championship final at ACCs for the first time in his career, placing sixth ... Moved up to second on the program's all-time performance list with a 52.61 swim in a 100 breaststroke time trial ... Anchored Duke's 400 freestyle relay, which took seventh in the conference ... Claimed the 100 breaststroke in a Duke victory at North Carolina, the Blue Devils' first over their rival since 1939 (1/29) ... Won the 100 butterfly against Queens, with his time of 49.17 placing him inside the program's all-time top-10 ... Also guided the Blue Devils' 200 freestyle relay to a first-place showing against the Royals ... Took second in the 100 breaststroke at the NC State GAC Invite ... Claimed the 50 freestyle in Duke's home opener against Northwestern (10/29) ... Competed on top 200 freestyle relay in the win over the Wildcats ... Received the Blue Devil Award, which celebrates excellence and leadership in the pool, classroom and community, at the program's annual end-of-the-year banquet.

2015-16: One of five Blue Devils to advance to 100 breaststroke finals at the ACC Championships, taking ninth in a personal best 53.34 ... That mark ranked fourth on the program's all-time performance list ... Also competed on Duke's 200 and 400 freestyle and 400 medley relays at the conference championship ... Raced on winning 200 freestyle and 200 medley relays in regular season finale at North Carolina (1/30) ... Also guided 400 freestyle relay to a first-place showing at South Carolina (1/8) and 200 freestyle relay to a win at Nike Cup Invitational ... 200 freestyle relay's 1:18.57 clocking was good for second all-time at Duke ... Third in the 100 breaststroke in a quad meet with Georgia Tech, Indiana and Michigan (1/16) ... Third in the 100 breaststroke and seventh in the 50 freestyle at Nike Cup ... 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100 breaststroke. 

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 ... Majoring in sociology.

Payne Career Bests:

50 Free 20.33  
100 Free 45.11  
100 Breast 52.61 2nd all-time at Duke
200 Breast 2:01.18  
100 Fly 48.92 10th all-time at Duke 

At the ACC Championships:

2015 15th, 100 Breast (54.65)
2016 6th, 200 Free Relay (1:18.58)
8th, 400 Medley Relay (3:12.45)
9th, 100 Breast (53.34)
9th, 400 Free Relay (2:55.55)
2017 6th, 100 Breast (52.82)
7th, 400 Free Relay (2:54.47)
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