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Payton Keiner

Class: Junior Position: Free, Back Height: 6-0 Previous School: Cincinnati Christian Schools Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

2018-19 (So.)
• VaSID All-State second team (backstroke)
• CSCAA Scholar All-American (honorable mention)
• Competed in freestyle and backstroke
• Enters junior season as program record holder in 50 back (24.96 – L) and 200 back (1:53.68) and ranks second in program history in 100 back (52.82 - L), third in 100 free (49.73 – L), seventh in 500 free (4:53.47), 10th in 1000 free (10:26.52) and 10th in 50 free (23.10)
• Became first swimmer in program history to win both the 100 back and 200 back at the same CCSA Championship
• Qualified for three A Finals (50 free, 100 back, 200 back) at CCSA Championships, highlighted by victories in the 100 back and 200 back
• Earned six individual-event victories during dual-meet action
• Led off Liberty's CCSA-winning 400 medley relay (3:37.59) in lifetime-best NCAA B cut time 52.82
• Edged FGCU's Doris Eichhorn by .01, winning the CCSA 100 backstroke title in 53.95
• Won the 200 backstroke at the CCSA Championships for the second year in a row, swimming a B cut 1:54.25 to defeat the nearest competitor by over three seconds
• Swam a lifetime-best 23.10 to place fourth in the CCSA 50 freestyle
• Led off Liberty's runner-up 200 medley relay (1:39.84) in 25.65 at the conference meet
• Clocked a 23.26 as leadoff of CCSA 200 free relay, which Liberty placed second in 1:31.87

2017-18 (Fr.)
• CSCAA Scholar All-American first team honoree
• Named Most Outstanding Freshman Swimmer of CCSA Meet
• Competed in freestyle and backstroke
• Became second freshman in program history to compete at NCAA Championships, contesting the 100 backstroke (46th place) and 200 backstroke (34th)
• Qualified for three A Finals (500 free, 100 back, 200 back) at CCSA Championships, highlighted by 200 back victory and 100 back runner-up finish
• Earned six 100 back victories during regular season
• Made most of last chance, swimming lifetime-best, program- and CCSA-record 1:53.68 in 200 back in finals of Liberty Last Chance Meet to earn a trip to NCAA Championships
• Won CCSA 200 back in meet-record, NCAA B cut time, 1:54.14, becoming first Lady Flame to win 200 back
• Swam B cut, lifetime-best 53.58 to place second in 100 back at conference meet
• Clocked personal-best 4:53.47 to qualify for CCSA A Final in 500 free, before finishing eighth overall in 4:54.74
• Led off Liberty's conference-, meet- and program-record-setting 400 free relay (3:17.82) in lifetime-best, NCAA B cut 49.73 at CCSA meet
• Anchored conference-, meet- and program-record-setting 800 free relays (7:10.73) in 1:47.99
• Turned in a program-record 50 back time (24.96) to lead off winning 200 medley relay, which won in 1:38.34

Prep
• Graduated from Cincinnati Christian Schools
• 2016 Ohio Division II state champion in 100 backstroke and runner-up in 200 IM
• Runner-up in 100 backstroke and 200 IM at 2017 Ohio Division II State Championship
• Three-time USA Junior National qualifier
• Qualified for finals at YMCA Nationals for five years
• Holds 21 SCY records for club swimming
• Competed for the YMCA
• Lifetime bests entering Liberty: 50 Free SCY – 23.13; 100 Free SCY – 50.56; 200 Free SCY – 1:50.90; 500 Free SCY – 4:56.71; 100 Back SCY – 54.34; 200 Back SCY – 1:57.58; 50 Free LCM – 26.46; 100 Free LCM – 57.89; 100 Back LCM – 1:03.94; 200 Back LCM – 2:16.75

Personal
• Daughter of Brian and Jennifer Keiner
• Older sister, Morgan Keiner, swam at Xavier
• Majoring in nursing
• Birthday is May 16

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
50 Free - 23.10
100 Free - 49.73 - L
500 Free - 4:53.47
50 Back - 24.96 - L
100 Back - 52.82 - L
200 Back - 1:53.68

CCSA Individual Medalist Honors (4)
2018 100 Back (2nd)
2018 200 Back (1st)
2019 100 Back (1st)
2019 200 Back (1st)

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    Liberty junior Payton Keiner has been named the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) Women's Swimmer of the Week. Read More

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    Liberty junior Payton Keiner has been named the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) Women's Swimmer of the Week for the second time this season Read More

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