Eugene Payton
    Eugene Payton

    Sport/Years/Inducted:
    Track and Field/1935-38/1978


    Payton was the team's top scorer in conference track meets three-straight years, leading the team to three-straight conference titles from 1936 to 1938. In 1937, he set a 220-yard low hurdles record in the Little Nineteen Conference meet, a mark stood for 27 years. After graduation, Payton was active in alumni affairs at SIU.