Hughes Named OVC Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Championship
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Hughes Named OVC Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Championship

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Tennessee State women’s track and field standout Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) was honored for her performance at the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championship by being named Athlete of the Championship for the second year in a row, it was announced on Thursday by the conference office. The award is voted on by OVC track and field coaches.

Since the award was instituted in 2005, Hughes is the first woman to earn the honor twice for the outdoor season.

Hughes, who qualified for the Olympic Trials for the triple jump earlier in the season, won individual gold medals in the triple jump and 100m hurdles to go with a silver in the long jump and a bronze in the 200m.

In the relays, Hughes helped the 4x100m relay team capture gold as well as the 4x400m relay team take second place for the silver.

TSU swept the award for the year after Clairwin Dameus (Boynton Beach, Fla.) was named OVC Athlete of the Indoor Championship earlier this year.

Hughes will return to action at the NCAA East Preliminary Round on May 26-28 in Jacksonville, Fla.

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