2010 Cross Country: Capped a successful season with all-BIG EAST and all-region honors ... finished in the top 15 in five of six races ... was the second Cardinal to cross the finish line at the NCAA Championships (68th overall) ... recorded a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional for first career all-region honor ... placed ninth at the BIG EAST Championships, earning first career all-league honor ... raced to a 12th-place finish at Indiana State Pre-Nationals ... was the first Cardinal across the line ... in first race of the season, the Navy Invitational, placed second ... followed that with an 11th-place finish at the Greater Louisville Classic.
2009-10 Track: Captured the 3,000m steeplechase national title at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships, becoming the program's fourth national champion ... was the first athlete in program history to win a title in an outdoor national title ... set the school record by finishing in 8:34.18, more than four seconds ahead of the second-place finisher ... ran in three outdoor and five indoor events ... had seven-straight first-place finishes to end the year ... in addition to All-America honors, earned all-region honors by taking first in the steeplechase at the NCAA Southeast Regional ... won the 1,500m at the Cardinal Classic ... captured the 3,000m steeplechase and 5,000m BIG EAST Outdoor titles ... was tagged the BIG EAST Men's Outstanding Performer of the Meet ... also placed first in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational and the Border Battle ... had a fourth-place showing in the mile at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... took ninth in the same event at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational ... came in fifth in the 3,000m at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational ... opened the year with a pair of third-place showings - in the 1,000m at the Notre Dame Invitational and the 3,000m at the Indiana University Open.
2009 Cross Country: Ran in seven races ... competed at the NCAA Cross Country Championships ... finished 32nd at the NCAA Southeast Regional ... placed 26th at the Greater Louisville Classic ... earned a third-place finish at the UW-Parkside Midwest Open ... opened the year with a first-place showing at the Mid-America Opener.
2008-09 Track: Ran in two outdoor and two indoor events ... placed 18th in the 3,000m steeplechase at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships ... finished sixth in the same event at the NCAA Mideast Regional, earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships ... took third at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the 3,000m steeplechase ... earned fourth in the steeplechase at the Baldy Castillo Invitational, the team's first outdoor meet ... competed at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the steeplechase ... helped the 4,000m DMR to take fourth at the league indoor championships ... placed 19th out of 47 runners in the 3,000m at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational ... had a fifth-place showing in the 3,000m at the Purdue Gene Edmonds Cup ... earned third in the mile at the Edmonds Cup.
2008 Cross Country: Led the team in three of its six races ... finished 42nd at the NCAA Southeast Regionals ... took 22nd at the BIG EAST Championships ... paced the team with a 14th-place finish at the Greater Louisville Classic ... placed fourth at the Winthrop Invitational ... took eighth at the Mid-America Opener.
At Clemson in 2007-08: Placed 19th in the 3,000m steeplechase at the NCAA East Region Championships ... finished sixth at the 3,000m steeplechase at the 2008 ACC Outdoor Championships, posting an NCAA regional qualifying mark ... placed 16th in the 5,000m at the league outdoor championships ... won the 3,000m steeplechase, setting a personal best, at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... finished 11th in the preliminaries in the mile at the 2008 ACC Indoor Championships ... won the mile at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet ... placed first in the outdoor 1,500m at the Solid Orange Classic.
Prep: Lettered all four years in track and cross country at Paul Dwyer High ... won the 2007 Canadian Junior Championship in the 3,000m steeplechase ... earned a bronze medal at the 2007 Canadian Junior Cross Country Championships ... finished third at the 2007 NACAC Cross Country Championships ... finished fourth in the steeple at the 2007 Pan-American Junior Championships ... won the Ontario High School championship in the 2,000m steeplechase ... placed second in the 2006 Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations Cross Country Championships ... record-holder in 2K and 3K steeple ... 2006-07 athlete of the year ... three-time track and cross country athlete of the year ... also lettered two years in hockey.
Personal: Son of Paul and Kelly Hughes ... birthday is Aug. 3 ... has four brothers and two sisters ... majoring in physical education.