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Ivana Hughes
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
City/State: Evans, Ga.
High School: Evans H.S.
Major: Political Science
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Hughes Photos
Ivana Hughes Biography
Courtesy: Gardner-Webb
Release: 06/25/2010

2012 Outdoor: Established a Gardner-Webb school record with a personal best performance in the 400 m dash at the Winthrop Invitational … Raced to a time of 55.64 in the event … Won the Big South 400 meters title, placing first with a finals time of 55.81 to outpace the field … Also finaled in the 800 m run at the 2012 Big South Outdoor Championship meet, taking eighth place … Ran a personal best 2:12.78 in the 800 m run at the Winthrop Twilight to finish in second place … Competed at the prestigious Florida Relays, placing 23rd in the 800 meters with a time of 2:13.26 … Established a personal best in the 200 m dash at the Coastal Carolina Invitational, taking twelfth place behind a 25.59 clocking … Finished second at Coastal Carolina in the 400 m dash (56.33) … Took fourth at the Weem Baskin Invitational in the 800 m run (2:13.02) … Member of the 2011-12 Big South Presidential Honor Roll

 

2011-12 Indoor: Earned All-Conference honors with a third place finish in the 800 m Run at 2011-12 Big South Conference Indoor Championships, clocking a personal best time of 2:14.28 in the event ... Achieved a season best time in the 400 m Dash at the Niswonger Invitational, finishing second in the event with a time of 57.30 ... Took third in the 800 m Run at the Tiger Paw Invitational after turning in a time of 2:16.94 ... Finished fifth in the 800 m Run (2:20.93) at the Dick Taylor Invitational ... Anchored the sixth place 4 x 400 m Relay (3:58.46) team at Big South Championships ... Also anchored GWU's 4 x 400 m Relay teams that finished 6th (4:04.13) and 9th (4:02.01) at the Niswonger and Tiger Paw Invitationals respectively

 

2011 Outdoor: Crossed the finish line in fourth-place overall in the 800 meter run with a personal best time of 2:15.31 at the 2011 Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Final leg of the 4x400 meter relay team that placed fifth overall with their time of 3:55.03 at the conference championship meet ... A member of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished in third-place overall at the Carolina's Cup with a time of 3:59.28 ... Also recorded a fifth-place finish in the 400 meter dash with a time of 57.45 at the Carolina's Cup ... Finished fifth in the 800 meter run at the Asics/Winthrop Invitational with a time of 2:24.33 ... Placed eighth overall in the 800 meter run with her time of 2:15.66 at the Clemson Tiger Final Qualifier ... Also posted an 11th-place finish in the 400 meter dash with a personal best time of 56.55 at the Clemson Tiger Final Qualifier ... Crossed the finish line in 14th-place with a time of 2:18.83 in the 800 meter run at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic ... Turned in times of 59.83 in the 400 meter dash and 2:19.80 in the 800 meter run at the 49er Classic

2010-11 Indoor: Recorded a personal best time in the 800 meter run at the 2010-11 Big South Conference Indoor Championships (2:15.97), good enough for fourth-place overall ... Teamed up with T'Keyah Bell, Cherish Richardson, and Amara Isbell to gain all-conference honors with a second-place finish in the 4x400 meter relay at the Big South Championships (3:56.02) ... Won the 500 meter dash at the Liberty Open in a personal record time of 1:18.68 ... Was a part of the 4x400 meter relay which finished third at the Liberty Open (4:02.54) ... Cracked the top-10 in the 800 meter run at the Niswonger Invitational, finishing in 10th-place with a time of 2:23.41 ... Earned an 11th-place finish in the 4x400 meter relay at the Appalachian Opener (4:20.68)

2010 Outdoor: Crossed the finish line in seventh-place overall in the 800 meter run with a personal best time of 2:18.24 at the 2010 Big South Championships ... One leg of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished seventh at the 2010 Big South Championships with a time of 4:02.73 ... Won the 800 meter run with her first-place time of 2:18.55 at the Inaugural Carolinas Cup in Rock Hill, S.C. ... Part of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished third with a time of 4:06.49 at the Asics Winthrop Invitational ... Took fourth-place at the Asics Winthrop Invitational with a time of 2:20.45 in the 800 meter run ... Also finished in fourth-place overall in the 800 meter run at the Orange & Purple Classic with a time of 2:20.83 ... Crossed the finish line in fifth-place overall in the 400 meter run with a personal best time of 57.17 at the 2010 Aggie Relays ... A member of the 4x400 meter relay unit that placed eighth overall at the 2010 Aggie Relays with a time of 4:01.34 ... Took ninth-place in the 400 meter run (57.82) and in the 800 meter run (2:19.34) at the Charlotte 49er Classic ... One leg of the 4x400 meter relay unit that finished 15th overall at the Charlotte 49er Classic with a time of 4:11.96 ... Also turned in a time of 58.09 in the 400 meter run at the Jesse Owens Classic.

2009-10 Indoor: Finished in sixth-place overall in the 800 meter run at the 2010 Big South Indoor Championships with a time of 2:20.75 ... Turned in a personal best time of 2:19.35 in the 800 meter run preliminaries at the conference indoor championship meet ... One leg of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished sixth with a time of 4:02.57 at the 2010 Big South Indoor Championships ... Took second-place in both the 400 meter run (57.63) and in the 600 meter run (1:42.92) at the Appalachian Mountaineer Open ... Also crossed the finish line in seventh-place in the 200 meter dash at the Appalachian Mountaineer Open with a time of 28.71 ... Placed third overall in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:21.20 at the Niswonger Invitational ... Finished sixth at the Appalachian Open with a time of 2:30.42 in the 800 meter run ... Was also a member of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished in seventh-place at the Appalachian Open with a time of 4:20.78 ... Placed eighth overall in the 1-mile run with a time of 5:52.81 at the Appalachian Invitational ... Also a member of the distance medley relay team that finished in eighth-place with a time of 12:53.47 at the Niswonger Invitational ... Crossed the finish line in 12th-place overall with a time of 2:21.86 at the Tiger Paw Invitational ... A member of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished 12th overall with a time of 4:09.52 at the Tiger Paw Invitational.

Before Gardner-Webb: Was a four-year letterwinner at Evans High School ... Was the 400 county and region champion as a senior ... Was the county champion in the 400 as a junior and a sophomore ... Took second place in 400 at the county championships as a freshman ... Was the 800 region champion as a senior ... Finished in third-place in the 800 at the state championships as a senior and junior ... Finished second in the 800 at the regionals her junior season and third in the 800 at the county championships as a sophomore ... Took sixth in the 400 and seventh in the 800 at the Taco Bell Classic ... Helped her cross country team finish first at the county meet and second at the regionals ... Was named the Rookie of the Year ... Set a personal best time of .57 in the 400 meter run as a senior ... Has a personal best time of 2:19 in the 800 meter run.

Personal: Ivana Cherie Hughes was born in Martinez, Georgia on July 16, 1991 ... Daughter of Jesse and Joanne Hughes ... Has six siblings ... Majoring in Political Science.


 


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