The 5-foot-5 senior won the 1,500-meter and 3,000-meter runs at the Division 1 state meet this past season, leading the Comets to a ninth-place finish as a team. Hughes’ winning time of 4:35.55 in the 1,500 ranked No. 31 in the nation among prep competitors in 2022 at the time of her selection. Her victory in the 2-mile run in the Rising Stars division at New Balance Nationals Outdoor (10:55.21) ranked No. 60 in the country.
Hughes has maintained a 3.90 GPA in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at the University of Connecticut this fall.
A two-time All-American lacrosse player, Hughes is a member of the Hope Happens Here Club, which spreads mental health awareness around the school and throughout the surrounding community. She has volunteered locally at the Franklin County Humane Society and as part of multiple community service initiatives through her school’s Rotary International Interact Club.