Emma Payne
Emma Payne
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cambridge, Mass.
High School: Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
Position: Distance
Major: Neurobiology
House Affiliation: Dunster

Personal Bests
1,500 Meters - 4:56.04
1 Mile - 5:15.78 (I)
3,000 Meters - 9:57.82 (I)
5,000 Meters - 16:46.55 (I)
10,000 Meters - 36:07.32 (O)

Posted career-bests in the indoor 3000 and 5000, at the H-Y-P meet and David Hemery Valentine Invitational, respectively, with times of 9:57.82 and 16:46.55 … Placed 10th at the Ivy League Indoor Championships in the 5000, running a 17:12.79 … Ran season-bests in the outdoor 3000 and 5000, at the annual Harvard vs. Yale meet and Virginia Challenge, respectively, with times of 11:35.02 and 18:00.02 … Placed 11th in the 10000 at the Ivy League Outdoor Championship, running a 36:07.32 … Placed sixth in the outdoor 10000 at the IC4A/ECAC Championships, running a 36:09.07. 

Ran a time of 10:14.80 in the 3,000m run at HYP. 

Ran a personal best in the 5K (17:55.78) at the Larry Ellis Invitational … Ran a personal best in the 3,000m run with a time of 10:34.09 against Yale … Ran a personal best in the mile (5:15.78) at the Boston University David Hemery Valentine.

Took third in the 1,500 at the HYOC meet in a time of 5:09.13 … Also placed third in the 5,000 at the Brown Springtime Open with a mark of 19:07.83.

Before Harvard
Four-year letterwinner in track and two-year member of the cross country team at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School ... Also competed in soccer and swimming ... Greater Boston League one- and two-mile champion as a junior and senior and cross country champion in 2012 ... Helped the Falcons win the Greater Boston League girls indoor track championship in 2011-2012 ... Named the Boston Globe/Richard Phelps Scholar Athlete for 2011-2012 ... Two-time Greater Boston League All-Star in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track ... Team MVP for cross country, indoor track and outdoor track as a junior and senior ... Captained track for two years and cross country for one ... Placed first twice and second once in her age division of the Cambridge City Run.

National Merit Scholar ... Member of National Honor Society ... President of Environmental Action Club ... Best Buddies officer ... French Club member ... Harvard Square Homeless Shelter volunteer ... Also enjoys swimming, exploring the outdoors and working as a camp counselor.