UCSD Track & Field BIO
 Paige Hughes

CCAA champion (10000) ... USTFCCCA All-Region (10000) ... USTFCCCA All-Academic ... CCAA All-Academic ... CCAA Spring All-Academic ... San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for May ... Two-time UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (4/4 and 5/9) ... Broke Audrey Sung's 13-year-old school record (17:00.26) in 5000 during California Collegiate Invitational (4/2), with a winning time of 16:57.30.

CCAA champion (10000) ... Capital One Academic All-District 8 First Team ... USTFCCCA All-Academic ... CCAA All-Academic ... CCAA Spring All-Academic ... Defended her CCAA title in the 10000 in a personal-record 36:02.64 (5/1) ... Also ran 5000 at CCAA Championships, finishing in second with a time of 17:32.13 ... Ran the 1500 in 4:40.50 at the Triton Invitational ... Had the best time in the 3000 among all Tritons in 2015, finishing in 10:01.37 at the All-UC Championships ... Had UCSD's second best time in the 5000 in 2015, at the Bryan Clay Invitational, finishing in 17:25.28 ... Earned an individual victory in the 1500, finishing in 4:40.91, at the Pomona Preview.

USTFCCCA All-Region (10000) ... CCAA champion (10000) ... CCAA All-Academic ... CCAA Athlete of the Week (4/7) ... Won the 10000 at the CCAA Championships (5/2) in 37:32.91 ... Also ran the 5000 at the CCAA Championships, taking seventh ... Won the 10000 at the 2014 Cal-Nevada Championships (4/4) ... Placed first in the 5000 at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge (3/15) with her season-best time of 17:50.46 ... Won the 1500 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 with a season-best mark of 10:13.88 at the Rossi Relays (2/22).

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 competes in both at the University of San Diego ... Chemical engineering major at Warren College ... Hobbies include reading and swimming ... Listens to Imagine Dragons ... Roots for San Diego teams ... Pasta is her favorite food ... Her parents are her greatest influences.

Position: Distance
Year: Sophomore
City/State: San Diego, CA
High School: Valhalla HS
Other College: Cuyamaca College
College: Warren
Major: Chemical Engineering
Experience: Junior College
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