Marita Payne
Marita Payne
Full Name:  Marita Arthur Payne
   School:  Vaughan Road Collegiate Inst High School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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Randy Givens, Brenda Cliette, Marita Payne, Michelle Finn


FSU Career
Track & Field
Year  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
80-81 S-R     5-8  127  Fr   *   Trante, Ontario, Canada         
81-82 S-R     5-8  127  So   *   Trante, Ontario, Canada         
82-83 S-R     5-8  127  Jr   *   Trante, Ontario, Canada         
83-84 S-R     5-8  127  Sr   *   Concord, Ontario, Canada        


Awards
Track & Field
Year  Award
1981  Assoc of Intercollegiate Ath for Women Championships - 4x200-Meter Relay - 2nd Leg (1st) - Indoor
      Assoc of Intercollegiate Ath for Women Championships - 4x400-Meter Relay - 3rd Leg (4th) - Indoor
      Assoc of Intercollegiate Ath for Women Championships - 4x100-Meter Relay - 2nd Leg (1st) - Outdoor
      Assoc of Intercollegiate Ath for Women Championships - 400 Meters (2nd) - Outdoor
      Assoc of Intercollegiate Ath for Women Championships - 4x400-Meter Relay - 4th Leg (4th) - Outdoor
      Assoc of Intercollegiate Ath for Women Championships - 800-Meter Medley Relay - 4th Leg (6th) - Outdoor
1982  Assoc of Intercollegiate Ath for Women Championships - 880-Yard Relay - 2nd Leg (2nd) - Indoor
      Assoc of Intercollegiate Ath for Women Championships - 300-Yard Dash (4th) - Indoor
      Assoc of Intercollegiate Ath for Women Championships - 60-Yard Dash (7th) - Indoor
      NCAA Championships - 400 Meters (1st) - Outdoor
      NCAA Championships - 4x100-Meter Relay - 2nd Leg (2nd) - Outdoor
      NCAA Championships - 4x400-Meter Relay - 4th Leg (2nd) - Outdoor
      NCAA Championships - 200 Meters (4th) - Outdoor
1983  NCAA Championships - 4x100-Meter Relay - 2nd Leg (1st) - Outdoor
      NCAA Championships - 4x400-Meter Relay - 2nd Leg (1st) - Outdoor
      NCAA Championships - 400 Meters (5th) - Outdoor
      NCAA Championships - 200 Meters (6th) - Outdoor
1984  NCAA Championships - 400 Meters (1st) - Outdoor
      NCAA Championships - Mile Relay - 4th Leg (1st) - Outdoor
      NCAA Championships - 4x100-Meter Relay - 2nd Leg (1st) - Outdoor
      NCAA Championships - 200 Meters (3rd) - Outdoor
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1991
A twenty-one time NCAA All-American, Concord, Ontario, native Marita Payne was one of Florida State University's most prolific runners. Even before her senior year at Florida State she was the fastest runner ever in the Western Hemisphere at the 400 meter, achieving that mark (50.06) at the World Track and Field Championships in Helsinki, Finland, in August 1983. She bettered that mark running 49.91 in 1984 to claim the NCAA championship, her second in that event for Florida State. Additionally, Payne won national championships as part of relay teams in the 1981 indoor 800 and 1600 meter relays, the 1983 outdoor 400 and 1600 meter relays and the 1984 outdoor 400 meter and one mile relays. In addition to those accolades, Marita was also an Olympic medal winner. After claiming fourth place in the 400 meter, she won silver medals in the 400 meter and 1600 meter relays in the 1984 summer Olympics. Her Florida State ties run deep as she is married to former Seminole basketball great Mitchell Wiggins.



FSU Statistics
Track & Field
                                                                                                        Current  Meet School Record
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Event                         Place      Results       Points  Place  Place Record  Years
---------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------- ----- ------------------ ------ ------- ----- ------ ------
            1981 Season
03/18/1981                                220-Yard Dash                   1          23.7          5        1      1    Yes    34
03/28/1981                                400 Meters                      1          54.93         5                           
03/28/1981                                200 Meters                      2          24.74         4                           
04/24/1981                                400 Meters                      1          53.4          5                           
05/01/1981                                100 Meters                      2          11.7          3       16      3           
05/17/1981                                400 Meters                      1          52.9          5                           
05/30/1981                                400 Meters                      2          52.01         8                           
            1982 Season
02/20/1982                                60-Yard Dash                    1           6.91         5                           
03/13/1982                                60-Yard Dash                    7           6.89                                     
03/13/1982                                300-Yard Dash                   4          34.60         4        3      2           
03/20/1982                                400 Meters                      1          52.48         5                           
04/03/1982                                100 Meters                      2          11.61         4                           
04/03/1982                                200 Meters                      2          23.46         4                           
04/17/1982                                200 Meters                      1          23.63         5                           
04/24/1982                                100 Meters                      2          11.63         4                           
05/01/1982                                100 Meters                      1          11.3          5        6      2           
05/08/1982                                400 Meters                      1          52.69         5                           
05/14/1982                                100 Meters                      2          11.57         4                           
06/02/1982                                400 Meters                      1          51.99        15                           
06/05/1982                                200 Meters                      4          22.91         9                           
            1983 Season
03/12/1983                                100 Meters                      1          11.54         5                           
03/19/1983                                100 Meters                      3          11.4          3                           
03/19/1983                                200 Meters                      3          23.3          3                           
04/02/1983                                100 Meters                      1          11.43         5       12      1    Yes     1
04/02/1983                                200 Meters                      2          23.2          3                           
04/09/1983                                400 Meters                      1          52.4          5                           
04/17/1983                                200 Meters                      2          22.7          4                           
05/07/1983                                100 Meters                      2          11.34         4        7      2           
05/07/1983                                200 Meters                      2          23.3          4                           
06/04/1983                                200 Meters                      6          23.20         7                           
06/04/1983                                400 Meters                      5          51.49         8                           
07/10/1983                                200 Meters                      2          22.62                  2      2           
            1984 Season
02/11/1984                                60-Yard Dash                    3           6.81         3        1      1    Yes    31
04/14/1984                                100 Meters                      4          11.74         2       17      5           
04/14/1984                                200 Meters                      3          23.77         3                           
05/05/1984                                100 Meters                      5          12.01         1                           
05/12/1984                                200 Meters                                 23.37                                     
05/19/1984                                400 Meters                      1          51.36         5                           
06/02/1984                                200 Meters                      3          22.92        10                           
06/02/1984                                400 Meters                      1          51.05        15                           
08/06/1984                                400 Meters                      4          49.91                  1      1    Yes    31