UNLV: An experienced distance runner for the Rebels who is entering her senior season ... Will run both cross country as well as distance races in track and field.
2004-05 (Junior): Turned in a career-best performance in the 6k at the NCAA West Regional Cross Country Championships with a time of 24:51 ... best finish came at the UNLV invite, when she finished 26th with a time of 21:36.86 ... ran in one indoor event for the Rebels, coming in 13th place in the 3,000 meters (12:27.03) at the Springco Invitational ... best outdoor finish came in the 5,000 meters when she placed 5th at the Long Beach Relays with a time of 19:27.71 ... turned in a career-best time of 19:19.16 in the 5,000 meters at the Long Beach Invitational.
2003-04 (Sophomore): Did not compete during the indoor season ... finished 21st at the MWC Outdoor Championships in the 5,000 meters with a time of 21:01.97 ... turned in a season-best time of 20:18.74 in the 5,000 meters at the Long Beach Relays. 2002-03 (Freshman): Turned in a 64th place finish in the 2002 MWC Cross Country Championships ... competed in the 1,500 meters and 3,000 meters during the outdoor season.
High School: Graduated with high honors in 2002 from Green Valley High ... four-year letterwinner in cross country and track under coach Jeff Doyle ... team won a state championship in 1999 ... honored as the Henderson Home News Female Athlete of the Year in 2002 ... also a Wendy's High School Heisman State Finalist ... two-time all-conference selection in cross country and all-division selection in 2000 ... named Green Valley High School Female Athlete of the Year as a senior ... member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honors Club ... volunteered with the Special Olympics and served as a junior volunteer at St. Rose Hospital.
Personal: Kathleen Louise Hughes ... goes by Katie ... born June 13, 1983, in Phoenix, AZ ... the daughter of William and Judy Hughes ... both parents attended Arizona State ... father played baseball and football at ASU ... sister Becca (26) lettered in soccer at Colorado Christian University ... has a brother, David (24) ... majoring in kinesiological sciences.
Hughes' UNLV Career Bests
Cross Country 5 K 21:08.20 at Fullerton Open (9/4/04) 6 K 24:51 at NCAA West Regional (11/13/04) Indoor 3,000 M 12:27.03 at Springco Invitational (2/20/05) Outdoor 1,500 M 5:33.36 at Ben Brown Invitational (3/8/03) 3,000 M 12:25.47 at Cal State Northridge Six Way (4/5/03) 5,000 M 19:19.16 at Long Beach Invitational (4/16/05)