UCSD Cross Country BIO
 Paige Hughes

All-West Region for her 21st-place finish at NCAA West Regionals, running 21:49.72 ... All-CCAA for her seventh-place finish at the conference championships with a time of 21:41.6 ... USTFCCCA All-Academic ... CCAA All-Academic ... CCAA Fall All-Academic ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (10/12) ... Ran in six meets and was a scorer in all of them ... Took 21st at the Southern Stampede with a time of 17:53.88 for five kilometers ... Placed seventh at the Triton Classic, running 22:26.07 for six kilometers.

All-West Region for her 16th-place performance (22:01.88) over 6k at NCAA West Regionals (11/22) ... All-CCAA for her seventh-place effort (22:49.7) over 6k at CCAA Championships (11/8) ... Capital One Academic All-District 8 First Team ... USTFCCCA All-Academic ... CCAA All-Academic ... CCAA Fall All-Academic ... Ran in all seven races ... Had a 114th-place performance at the NCAA Championships as the Tritons' fourth finisher (23:17.0) ... Was the second UCSD finisher at the UC Riverside Invitational, finishing in 20th place (21:46.9) ... San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for November ... Two-time UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (11/10 and 11/24).

All-West Region ... USTFCCCA All-Academic ... CCAA All-Academic ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (9/30) ... Competed and scored in all six races ... Led the Tritons at CCAA Championships with a 16th-place finish (22:50.1) ... Was the second Triton finisher at NCAA West Regionals for 23rd overall with a time of 22:51.0 ... Led Tritons at the Roy Griak Invitational with a 26th-place finish and a time of 23:18.2 ... Best placement was seventh overall at the Triton Classic with a time of 22:55.3.

Team MVP and Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC) Athlete of the Year in cross country for the 2012 season.

A 2011 graduate of Valhalla High School in El Cajon ... Four-time All-Grossmont Hills League (GHL) First Team honoree and four-time Team MVP as a four-year varsity cross country runner for the Norsemen ... Led VHS to back-to-back CIF San Diego Section Division II championships in 2008 and 2009, with the Norsemen placing second in 2010 ... Also a part of two GHL titles in 2009 and 2010 ... All-CIF First Team as a junior in 2009 ... Three-time GHL Athlete of the Year ... VHS Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Ran track all four years and played on the soccer team her first two years.

Born Oct. 27, 1993 in La Mesa ... Parents are Gregory and Laura Hughes, who both attended San Diego State ... Has a twin sister named Megan, a younger sister named Andrea and an older brother named Eric ... Megan ran cross country and track at San Diego State from 2011-13, while Andrea currently competes in both at the University of San Diego ... Chemical engineering major at Warren College ... Hobbies include reading and swimming ... Listens to Imagine Dragons ... Pasta is her favorite food ... Her parents are her greatest influences.

Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Diego, CA
High School: Valhalla HS
Other College: Cuyamaca College
College: Warren
Major: Chemical Engineering
Experience: 2 Letters
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