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HUNTER NAPIER

Player profile

position
Combined Events
year
Senior
hometown
Bradenton, Fla.
high school
Lakewood Ranch
other college
FIU

BIO:

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Healthy for the first time in 2019, enjoyed a breakout season as a combined-event athlete…highlight was a sixth-place decathlon finish at the ACC Outdoor Championships…a committed member of the SAAC, chairing the community service committee…earned ACC’s Top Six for Service Award as a junior.

 

2020

2020: Saw action in three meets for his final season..competed in two events in the Orange & Purple Elite opener and three at the Bob Pollock Invitational, where he set an indoor PB in the pole vault (4.35m/14-3.25)…withdrew due to injury from the heptathlon at the Texas Tech Invitational.

 

2019

Indoor: Competed in only one meet for the Noles but made the most of it…finished eighth in the heptathlon at the Bob Pollock Invitational, posting a personal-best score of 4,386 points…that total ranks No. 8 on FSU’s all-time list. Outdoor: Appeared in four meets, including his first ACC Outdoor Championships, where he competed in the decathlon…earned second-team All-ACC honors with a sixth-place finish on the strength of four final day personal-bests for a career-best score of 6,249 points…also competed in multiple events at the FSU Relays, Crimson Tide Invitational and Tom Jones Memorial…established new personal-best marks in all 10 decathlon events over the course of the year…one of those marks was his 4.45m (14-7.25) in the pole vault at the FSU Relays, which was good for sixth place overall…was selected to the All-ACC Academic team.

2018

Indoor: Competed in two meets…opened the season with a new Heptathlon personal-best at the Razorback Invitational, where his 4,129-point total was good for a seventh-place finish and No. 8 on FSU’s all-time list…performance included new PBs in the 60-meter dash (7.57), shot put (10.69m/35-1) and pole vault (4.20m/13-9.25)…was on his way to another Hep personal-best at the ACC Championships when he was injured in the pole vault and suffered no-height. Outdoor: Injury indoors curtailed his outdoor season after just one meet…did establish new PBs in the 100 (12.00) and long jump (6.26m/20-6.5) at the FSU Relays before his season ended.

2017

Indoor: Competed in two meets before he was shut down to undergo surgery…opened his FSU career as a redshirt freshman competing in three events at the Clemson Invitational…returned to Clemson two weeks later for his first Heptathlon, scoring 4,045 points to place fourth. Outdoor: Sat out the season while recovering from surgery.

Personal:

Hard working athlete who began his high school career as a distance runner before migrating to the high jump and pole vault…sat out freshman year at FIU, where he was a Dean’s List performer in the classroom…is joined on the team this year by his brother Nick, a transfer pole vaulter from South Alabama…the son of FSU graduates Mark and Karen Napier…father, Mark, competed in the jumps and decathlon at FSU in ’88 and ’89 and is the director of track & field at IMG Academy…won the Golden Torch Award in 2019 for high GPA among men’s field event athletes…a four-time selection to the Dean’s List…majoring in anthropology…born Jan. 2, 1997.