AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
USTFCCCA All-Region (10000m) ... CCAA Athlete of the Week (4/7) ... Competed in the 10000 meters for the Tritons at the CCAA Championships (5/2); finished in first place with a time of 37:32.91 ... Also ran in the 5000 meters at the CCAA Championships, taking home seventh overall ... Won the 10000 meters at the 2014 Cal-Nevada Championships (4/4) ... CCAA All-Academic ... Placed first in the 5000 meters at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge (3/15) with her season-best time of 17:50.46 ... Won the 1500 meters open at the Aztec Invitational (3/28), while earning her personal-best time of 4:44.31 at the Triton Invitational (4/26) ... Participated in the 3000 meters with a season-best mark of 10:13.88 at the Rossi Relays (2/22).
AT CUYAMACA COLLEGE
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 ... Spent one quarter at UCLA out of high school, but did not compete.
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.