Corban Payne Earns Automatic Berth to the 2020 CCCAA Regional Meet

Cuesta College released its Male and Female Athletes of the Month this afternoon and Bearcat alum and current Cougar freshman Corban Payne was selected for the month of February for putting up huge numbers in three throwing events. Freshman shortstop Josie Simas was selected as the Female Athlete of the Month.

Cuesta College released the following statement regarding Payne’s outstanding month in track and field:

“Cuesta College Athletics Department is proud to announce this month’s selections for the Cuesta Athlete of the Month. This distinct honor recognizes two Cuesta College Athletes each month during the school year who have performed to the highest standards in their sport. Our male selection for February is Freshman Thrower Corban Payne.

Freshman Thrower Corban Payne only needed a month to establish himself as the best power thrower in the CCCAA’s Southern California Region and, arguably, in Cuesta History. Payne is the only thrower in the region to rank in the top three of all the power throws- Shot Put, Hammer and, Discus. He earned an automatic berth to the 2020 CCCAA Regional Meet in the Shot Put and his throw of 52 feet, 4.25 inches ranks No. 1 in the Region and No. 2 all time at Cuesta. He also ranks second in SoCal for the discus, while his mark of 144 feet, 7 inches ranks fourth all-time at Cuesta.


He is only ranked third in the hammer, however his toss of 157 feet, 8 inches also ranks No. 2 all-time in Cuesta History. Payne is favored to win three conference titles and challenge for CCCAA State title. Track & Field hosts three home events this month and will begin their five-week championship schedule in mid-April.”