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Hughes, Beard Honored with OVC Weekly Awards
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Hughes, Beard Honored with OVC Weekly Awards

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. --- Tigerbelles Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) and Cyra Beard (Jackson, Tenn.) were honored for their performance at the Kentucky Invitational with Ohio Valley Conference weekly awards. Hughes earned OVC Track Athlete of the Week, while Beard was honored with OVC Field Athlete of the Week.

Hughes posted an OVC best time of 8.43 in the 60m hurdles at the Kentucky Invitational. It is also the 33rd-best time in the nation this season. She went on to earn fourth place in the finals of the 60m hurdles in 8.48. Also at the Kentucky Invitational, Hughes placed eighth in the 200m with a time of 24.59 - third best in the OVC this season.

It is the second award of the indoor season for Hughes, who earned OVC Field Athlete of the Week last week.

Beard secured second in the high jump with a career-best jump of 1.76m (5’9.25”) at the Kentucky Invitational on Saturday. The mark ranks second in the OVC this year and is 21st in the nation. Beard also took eighth in the triple jump with a distance of 11.64m (38’2.25”).

Next on the schedule for the Tigerbelles is the Vanderbilt Invitational on Jan. 20-21 in Nashville.

TSU Women’s Track and Field OVC 2016-17 Awards
Jan. 11 – Amber Hughes – Field Athlete of the Week
Jan. 18 – Amber Hughes – Track Athlete of the Week
Jan. 18 – Cyra Beard – Field Athlete of the Week