Men's Track and Field Roster

Matt Payne

Year Jr.
Hometown Stillwater, Minn.
High School Stillwater Area

Year at Gustavus: Junior
What events are you in? Are you in both cross country and track and field?: I run the 5k and 10k and also Cross Country.
Where did you go to high school?: Stillwater Area High School
Where is your hometown?: Stillwater, MN
Tell me about your family (siblings, are any of your family members current/previous Gusties?): My mom and grandma were Gusties.
Tell me about your experiences so far at Gustavus: It has been really good, and has brought me lots of new experiences and friends.
What volunteering or community service have you done in and/or out of college?: I have volunteered at Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, Election tabling, tutoring in the St. Peter school District.
What other extracurricular activities, clubs, or organizations are you a part of?: I’m in handbells.
How have these activities changed your time at Gustavus?: I have met new people and have expanded myself.
Have you been a part of any movements that work for social justice or change? What are you passionate about?: I am passionate about equality for everyone and environmental sustainability.
Newspaper: If you would like press releases involving you sent to any hometown newspapers, please list them here: Stillwater Gazette
Tell me about any high school athletic and academic achievements or awards that you have earned: I was captain for the cross country and swim and dive teams.
Why did you choose Gustavus?: Definitely the people, amazing atmosphere , plus the academics.
In your opinion what makes the Gustavus cross country/track and field programs different from other colleges?: We are a family and have a support system like no other.