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Hughes Earns 11th in Triple Jump at NCAA Indoor Championship
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Hughes Earns 11th in Triple Jump at NCAA Indoor Championship


COLLEGE STATION, Texas --- Competing at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field National Championship for the second season in a row, Tennessee State senior Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) earned 11th place in the triple jump while going up against the nation’s elite at Gilliam Indoor Stadium. With her performance, Hughes earns USTFCCCA Second Team All-America Honors.

Hughes, who has now earned All-America accolades for the triple jump in two-consecutive indoor seasons, took home 11th place on the day with a distance of 13.09m (42’11.5”) on her first attempt.

On her second jump, the senior from Atlanta, Ga. reached 12.91m (42’4.25”) before fouling on her final attempt.

The performance concludes Hughes’ standout indoor season, which has included a number of awards. She was voted Ohio Valley Conference Track Athlete of the Year and OVC Field Athlete of the Year for her efforts in the regular season. After winning six medals, including four gold at the OVC Indoor Championship, Hughes was named Female Athlete of the OVC Indoor Championship.

1st Attempt - 13.09m (42’11.5”)
2nd Attempt – 12.91m (42’4.25”)
3rd Attempt - FOUL