Malaina Payton
Malaina Payton

Player Profile
RS Junior

Vallejo, Calif.

High School:
Fremont Media College Prep HS




Bears Set for NCAA Championships

Cal Sends 4 Individuals, 1 Relay to Compete in Eugene, Ore.


Suleman, Payton Qualify for NCAA Meet

Bears Advance 2 Long Jumpers to National Championships


NCAA Berths on Line for Bears at West Regionals

More Than 30 Qualifiers Will Give Cal Strong Representation


Bears Qualify 29 Individuals, 2 Relays for Regionals

Top 12 Out of Each Event Will Advance to NCAA Nationals


Hammed Suleman Claims Pac-12 Long Jump

Junior Goes 25-11.50, Wins By Nearly a Foot and a Half

  • Led Cal in the long jump as a freshman and sophomore and ranks among the Bears' all-time top 10 performers in the event
  • Qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2012

Redshirt-Sophomore: Posted a legal PR effort of 20-7.75 at the Big Meet, which put her fifth on Cal's all-time long jump performer list ... won the event with a wind-aided 21-6.25 ... improved her lifetime best in the 100m to 12.05 at the Big Meet, as well ... set an indoor PR of 20-5.75 at the MPSF Championships when she tied for third ... qualified for the NCAA indoor meet and placed 14th with a distance of 19-9.75. Sophomore (2011): Redshirted. Freshman (2010): Ran the leadoff leg on Cal's 4x100m relay that qualified for the NCAA Championships with a best of 44.97 (#6 at Cal) ... set a Cal freshman record with a mark of 20-0.25, which was the longest for a Golden Bear since 2006 ... mark came at NCAA West Preliminaries, where she was 16th ... seventh at Pac-10s in the long jump (19-6.75) ... had Cal's No. 2 time in the 100m (12.16) during the year ... top indoor LJ distance was 19-0.75 at the MPSF meet. High School: Posted bests of 12.10 in the 100m and 19-9.50 in the long jump ... her father served as her coach at Fremont HS ... represented Northern California at the Run for the Dream meet in both 2008 and '09. Personal: Born Oct. 16, 1991, in Manteca, Calif. ... father is Norbert Payton and mother is Monique Murphy ... has 10 siblings ... father was a member of the track & field team at Washington State ... lists photography as a hobby ... American studies major.

Career Best Marks
Event                  Mark   Date
100                   12.05   April 14, 2012
Long Jump   20-7.75 (6.59m)   April 14, 2012