On Hughes: Part of a large incoming class to Villanova in the sprint group ... Has a great deal of potential as he gains experience at the collegiate level ... Should become a regular contributor to the team during meets this season.
2017-18 Indoor: Made his collegiate debut at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational and wound up competing in five meets during the season ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Jack Pyrah meet for a relay squad which came in third iwth a time of 3:24.79 ... Also finished ninth in the 500 meters with a time of 1:07.79 and 10th in the 60 meters in 7.19 at his first collegiate meet ... Doubled up in the 200 meters and the 400 meters at the Penn 8-Team Select, where he finished seventh in the 400 meters (50.07) and tied for 11th in the 200 meters (22.83) ... Recorded times of 50.22 and 50.55 in the 400 meters at the Columbia Challenge ... Posted times of 7.26 in the 60 meters and 22.91 in the 200 meters at the Villanova Invitational ... Registered a time of 50.54 in the 400 meters at the FastTrack National Invite.
Bishop Shanahan High School: Competed for the track & field, soccer, ice hockey and basketball teams during his scholastic career ... Earned All-American, all-state, all-district and all-league honors, and graduated holding 12 school records.
Personal: Born 10/13/98 in West Hartford, Conn. ... Youngest of four children of Robert and Kathy Hughes ... Siblings are Tucker (27), Corey (25) and Christian (23) ... Hobbies include playing basketball and listening to music ... Chose to attend Villanova for its academic opportunities and because he felt the track & field team was a good fit ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
60 Meters 7.19 2017 Jack Pyrah Invitational
200 Meters 22.83 2018 Penn 8-Team Select
400 Meters (relay) 48.50 2018 Penn Relays
400 Meters (open) 49.56 2018 Penn Challenge
400 Meter Hurdles 53.13 2018 BIG EAST Championships 500 Meters 1:07.79 2017 Jack Pyrah Invitational
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor)
BIG EAST Champion 2018 (400 Meter Hurdles)
BIG EAST Champion 2018 (4x400 Meter Relay
All-BIG EAST 2018 (400 Meter Hurdles)
All-BIG EAST 2018 (4x100 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2018 (4x400 Meter Relay)
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
400 Meter Hurdles 1st 2018 Outdoor
4x400 Meter Relay 1st 2018 Outdoor
4x100 Meter Relay 3rd 2018 Outdoor