|Olympic medal record|
|Competitor for Canada|
|Silver||1984 Los Angeles||4 x 100 metres|
|Silver||1984 Los Angeles||4 x 400 metres|
Marita Payne-Wiggins (born October 7, 1960 in Barbados) is a Canadian track-and-field athlete who competed in two consecutive Summer Olympics for Canada. She also ran for Florida State University. She remains the co-Canadian record holder over the 400 metres with her time of 49.91 seconds, along with Jillian Richardson.
In 1981, she was a member of the Americas 4 x 400 meter relay team that took bronze at the IAAF World Cup in Rome. She was the NCAA 400 meter champion in 1982 and 1984, while running for Florida State University.
Marita took the silver medal in 200 meters at the 1983 Universiade and helped Canada to silver medals in both the 4 x 100 meter and 4 x 400 meter relays. She competed at the inaugural 1983 World Championships in Athletics shortly afterwards. At these championships in Helsinki she finished fifth in the women's 400 metres – the best performance by a non-European athlete in the discipline, breaking the existing Commonwealth record with a 50.06 clocking . She also teamed up with her Canadian compatriots in the 4 x 100 metres relay and 4 x 400 metres relay events, where they finished fifth and fourth in the finals, respectively.
At the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, she won the silver medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay with her team mates Charmaine Crooks, Jillian Richardson and Molly Killingbeck. She also competed with her teammates Angela Bailey, Angella Taylor-Issajenko and France Gareau in the 4 x 100 meters relay in which the team finished second and won the silver medal. She finished fourth in the individual 400 meters establishing a new national record (49.91).
She helped the Canadian 4 x 400 metres relay team to the gold medal, and finished 4th in the individual 400 meter race, at the 1986 Commonwealth Games. She reached the semi-finals of the 400 m at the 1987 World Championships in Athletics and, along with Crooks, Killingbeck and Richardson, she took Canada to fourth position in the 4 x 400 metres relay. The team reunited for the 1988 Summer Olympics, but failed to finish in the final of the relay. She was a semi-finalist in the individual 400 meter race.
She has a personal best of 11.43 for 100 meters, 22.62 for 200 meters, 49.91 for 400 meters. Both the 200 and 400 are still the Canadian record.
Payne is the wife of former NBA player Mitchell Wiggins. Their son Andrew Wiggins was regarded as a top prospect at 18 years of age for top-tier college basketball programs in the United States, and as of October 2012 was rated as the top prospect in the recruiting class of 2013. They have another son, Nick, who plays basketball for the Wichita State Shockers, another son named Mitchell, and three daughters: Stephanie, Angelica, and Taya.