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Cross Country


Saphire Hughes

Saphire  Hughes


Belton, Texas

High School:
Belton HS




Women's Cross Country Splits For Pair of Meets

Lady Bears traveling to Iowa, UTA for weekend action.

• Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection

2016 Track: Did not compete in any meets...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2015 Cross Country: Raced in season-opening Bear Twilight Invitational, finishing 65th in 4,000-meter time of 17:23.3.

2015 Track: Highlighted three meet outdoor season with personal-best time of 2:22.01 at Baylor Invitational to be 25th in 800 meters...Took part in one indoor meets, placing 17th in 800 meters at Texas A&M Team Invitational with time of 2:28.44.

2014 Cross Country: Did not compete in any meets.

2014 Track: Competed in two outdoor meets...Had season-best 800-meter time of 2:26.00 at Michael Johnson Classic to be 10th in afternoon session...Did not compete in any indoor meets.

2013 Cross Country: Competed in one meet in first year...Finished 44th at UTA Season Opener with 5K-time of 22:00.0.

High School: Four-year member of Belton High School track team...Competed in the 800 and 300-meter hurdles as well as ran on 4x400-meter relay team for head coach Denise Petter...Produced a third-place finish at the district meet in 2013 with PR of 2:20 in the 800-meters...Advanced to area round as member of Tiger 4x400 relay team in 2013.

Personal: Full name is Saphire Noel Hughes...Born Dec. 18, 1994 in Oklahoma City, Okla...Daughter of Laila Hughes...Majoring in neuroscience.

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