2021 - 2022 OKLAHOMA
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
PAYTON
HINKLE
DISTANCE
BROKEN ARROW HS
BROKEN ARROW, OKLAHOMA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-7
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 2:09.47
CLASS 6A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP - 800M
1ST - 4:49.24
CLASS 6A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP - 1600M
1ST - 10:35.29
CLASS 6A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP - 3200M
“Payton has been a great leader for us who has always stepped up to the challenge. She’ll go down as one of the best distance runners to ever come from the state of Oklahoma.”
Aaron Partridge
Assistant Coach - Broken Arrow assistant coach

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-7 senior became the first girl to win the 800-, the 1600- and 3200-meter run at the Class 6A state championship meet this past season, setting two meet records in the process. Hinkle broke the tape in the 1600 with a record time of 4:49.24 and set a new standard of 10:35.29 in the 3200, also claiming the 800 in 2:09.47. She took the 800 title at the state Meet of Champions as well.

Academic Achievement


Hinkle has maintained a weighted 4.14 GPA in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on scholarship at Oklahoma State University this fall.

Exemplary Character


A devoted member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Hinkle has served as a youth leader in her church and has volunteered as a mentor for younger runners.