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Christian Payne, Swimming

Christian Payne, Swimming

Second-year swimmer Christian Payne is this week’s MUSCLE MLK Male Athlete of the Week.

Christian led the Tigers to a second-place team finish at the 2020 Subway AUS Championships over the weekend.

He displayed a gritty performance, winning both the 50m and 100m backstroke events, posting lifetime-best times. He also earned a silver medal in the 200m backstroke with another personal best time.

Christian earned three more silvers as a member of all three of the Tigers relay teams, bringing his total weekend medal count to six.

A native of Dartmouth, N.S., Christian is an arts major.