NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Just prior to the 2014 Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship, Tennessee State student-athlete Amber Hughes was named Female Freshman of the Year by the league office on Thursday.
Hughes was one of the Tigerbelles’ top performers this season and recorded the best finish in the OVC in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.37 seconds at the Southern Miss Cupid Classic two weeks ago.
At the same invitational, the Atlanta, Ga, native clocked a 24.64 in the 200-meter dash, which is the fourth fastest time in the league.
The freshman also played a part in the Tennessee State 4x400-meter relay team taking top marks in the conference with a 3:24.55 showing at the Samford Multi and Invitational Indoor on Feb. 7.
Hughes and the rest of the TSU track and field team will compete tomorrow in the 2014 OVC Indoor Track and Field Championship hosted by Tennessee State. The events will kick off at 9 a.m. and continue until Saturday night.
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