Gatorade 2023 - 2024: Player of the Year

Boys Cross Country - Louisiana

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Brady Mullen

Height: 5-FOOT-10
Press Release

Peak Performance

1st - 14:50.6

LHSAA Division I State Championship


Nike Cross Nationals South Regional Championship

1st - 14:59.8

Nike XC Town Twilight Invitational Race of Champions
“Brady Mullen turned in another Gatorade Player of the Year-caliber campaign in 2023, clocking the state’s fastest 5K by a prep boy last fall and blasting his way to an 11-second win in the state’s highest divisional championship. He also ran a sub-15 5K for the first time in his career. ”
Rich Gonzalez
PrepCal Track
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Athletic Excellence

The 5-foot-10, 140-pound junior broke the tape at the LHSAA Division I State Championship this past season, clocking the meet’s fastest all-class time in 14:50.60. Mullen followed that up with a Second Team All-Region performance at the Nike Cross Nationals South Regional Championship, finishing ninth overall. The state’s returning Gatorade Player of the Year, he was unbeaten by an in-state runner in 2023 and won the Nike XC Town Twilight Invitational Race of Champions with a personal-best time of 14:59.80 for 5K.

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Academic Achievement

Mullen has maintained a 4.64 weighted GPA in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.

first place ribbon

Exemplary Character

A practiced guitar player and singer, Mullen has volunteered locally on behalf of annual holiday initiatives serving those in need. A member of the Mu Alpha Theta mathematics honor society, he has also donated his time to the Big Brother program at his school.