November 13, 2018 09:56 PM
Cross country can be a lonely sport. It can be even lonelier when you're the only person on your team.
Jacob Appleton is the only runner on Lima Christian's cross country team.
"I love team sports and love relying on other people, but in another sense, I can control what happens. It's fulfilling," said Appleton.
Jacob is a three-sport athlete. He previously won a sectional title with Lima Christian's baseball team and says his background in cross country prepares him for basketball.
"I can run and beat kids down the court because I've been running 12 miles a day."
It's not all sports for the National Honor Society member. This past summer, he went on a mission trip to Guatemala
"There was a volcano eruption and there were a lot of families displaced from their houses. We built a house for a family. We went on hospital outreaches and handed out food, that was something special."
Next year in college, he hopes to begin a career in the medical field.
Congratulations Jacob Appleton, the News10NBC Scholar Athlete of the week presented by Nixon Peabody and the Ide Family of Dealerships.
Updated: November 13, 2018 09:56 PM
Created: November 13, 2018 09:50 PM
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