BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - Tennessee State women’s track and field junior Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) was named Adidas Ohio Valley Conference Field Athlete of the Week, it was announced on Wednesday by the league office. Hughes has posted the top triple jump distance in the nation of 42’10.75”.
Hughes won the triple jump at the Ed Temple Classic to open the 2016 calendar year. Her effort of 42’10.75” is the top jump in the OVC and the nation so far for the 2015-16 indoor season. The Atlanta, Ga. native also was a member of the winning 4x400m relay team at the Ed Temple Classic and took first in the 55m hurdles on the day.
Next on the schedule is the Commodore Indoor Invitational at Vanderbilt on Jan. 15-16.