AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013
All-West Region ... CCAA All-Academic ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (9/30) ... USTFCCCA All-Academic ... Competed and scored in all 6 races ... Led the Tritons at the CCAA Championship with a 16th overall finish (22:50.1) ... Was the 2nd Triton finisher at the NCAA West Regional 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 finish was 7th overall at the Triton Classic with a time of 22:55.3.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012
Attended Cuyamaca College in El Cajon ... 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 as a freshman at the University of San Diego ... A 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.