Background: Brittani Payne was a four year letterman in track and field for Cuba High School, competing in the 4x800 and 4x400 meter relays, pole vault and the 800-meter run. In 2005, Payne helped her team to a fourth-consecutive conference title and represented her team at state in the pole jumping contest. In her junior year, Payne broke the Cuba High School record in pole vaulting at 8 feet.
Personal: Brittani Payne was born July 7, 1987, in Rolla, Mo. She is the daughter of Arnold and Donna Payne.