"Among the grittiest we ever had - that's saying plenty - he's transformed himself into a Division I achiever. He ran a 31:14 in the 10,000m."
Competed in seven meets
Was Navy's second finisher at the UMES Invitational (9/5), placing eighth overall with a time of 26:23.61
Took 13th at the Navy Invitational (9/12) with a 25:27.2
Did not see any varsity action
Navy Track Career Bests:
5,000m - 15:32.04
Attended Myers Park High School, where he earned four letters in cross country and track
Named all-state in cross country during his senior season
Was a three-time all-region cross country runner
Helped the cross country team to three-straight regional championships
Son of Steve and Sonna Hughes
Born Nov. 12, 1988, in Charlotte, N.C.
Majoring in naval architecture