2018 - 2019 LOUISIANA
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
HUNTER
APPLETON
DISTANCE RUNNER
BROTHER MARTIN HS
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-8
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 17:59.40
CLASS 5A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
1.033113425925926E-2
3-MILE PERSONAL BEST
17TH - 16:25.09
NXN SOUTH
“Hunter Appleton is very simply the most motivated and responsible student-athlete I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. His natural abilities coupled with his work ethic make for a combination found very rarely in young people his age. Hunter’s external achievements and accolades are simply tangible signs of the successes he has already reached internally. If he’d never achieved these accolades, he would still be the same excellent young man that he already is.”
Drew Haro
Head Coach - Brother Martin head coach

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-8, 135-pound senior won the LHSAA 5A individual state championship this past season, breaking the tape on the 3-mile course with a time of 17:59.40 and leading the Crusaders to a second-place finish as a team. Appleton clocked the fastest 3-mile (a personal-best 14:52.61) and—by 42.01 seconds—the fastest 5K (a personal-best 15:32.00) by a Louisiana runner last fall. He won seven of the eight races during the 2018 campaign and was also the state’s top finisher at the Nike Cross Nationals South Regional championships, crossing the line in 17th with a time of 16:25.09.

Academic Achievement


Appleton has maintained a weighted 4.32 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in cross country and track and field on scholarship at the University of Colorado this fall.

Exemplary Character


A National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist, Appleton is a member of the Mu Alpha Theta mathematics honor society. He serves as a school ambassador for incoming and visiting students and has participated in the Brother Martin Literary Rally.