2012: Ran a career-best 5K time of 18:01.28 at the New England Championship on Oct. 7 … finished 23rd of 266 with a time of 18:20.3 at the National Catholic Championship (Sept. 14) and 17th of 72 with a time of 23:36.6 at the Patriot League Championship (Oct. 27) … led team as the top Crusader finisher in all six races she competed in … also ran at the Harry Lang Invitational (14th, 16:49.0), Paul Short Invitational (131st, 22:22) and NCAA Northeast Regional (120th, 22:20.8) … named Patriot League Female Runner of the Week for her performance at the New England Championship.
2011: Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll … ran a season-best 5K time of 18:32.31 at the National Catholic Championship on Sept. 16 … placed 12th of 56 at the Blue Devil Invitational (18:49) and 21st of 385 at the Paul Short Invitational (22:45) … also ran at the ECAC Championship (11th, 18:40), New England Championship (45th, 18:47), Patriot League Championship (65th, 24:40.3) and NCAA Northeast Regional (86th, 22:42.8).
2010: Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll … led the team with a time of 18:27 at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational … placed seventh at Maine (18:59) … finished 21st at the Patriot League Championship (21:30) … placed 18th at the ECAC Championship (18:55) … ran at the NCAA Northeast Regional (133rd, 22:36) and New England Championship (96th, 19:13).
Before Holy Cross: Member of the varsity cross country team at Milton H.S. … team captain in 2009 … named Most Valuable Senior … Bay State All-Star in 2008 and 2009 … named to the Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic team in 2008 and 2009 … team won the Bay State championship in 2008 and 2009 … also a member of the indoor and outdoor track and field teams … team captain for both teams senior year … named a Bay State All-Star in 2009 and 2010 … named to National Honor Society … member of the Key Club.
Personal: Daughter of Paul and Jennifer Hughes … has one brother (Chris) and one sister (Jessica) … majoring in Sociology.
Hughes' Top 5K Performances
|2010||18:27||UMass Dartmouth Invitational (9/18)|
|2011||18:32.31||National Catholic Championship (9/16)|
|2012||18:01.28||New England Championship (10/7)|