Thomas, Ashley pace Track and Field at NCAA Champs
Collegiate Personal Bests
800 Meters (Outdoor): 2:31.85 (April 28, 2012 at Oxy Invitational - Los Angeles, Calif.) 1,500 Meters (Outdoor): 5:04.67 (April 28, 2012 at Oxy Invitational - Los Angeles, Calif.) 3,000 Meters (Outdoor): 11:24.01 (March 10, 2012 at San Diego City Championships - La Jolla, Calif.) 5,000 Meters (Cross Country): 20:36.3 (Sept. 17, 2011 at Aztec Invitational - San Diego, Calif.) 6,000 Meters (Cross Country): 25:58.9 (Oct. 8, 2011 at UCSD Triton Classic - La Jolla, Calif.)
Cross Country: Competed in three meets, two over the 5K distance and one at the rare 2.5-mile distance ... opened her campaign at the 2.5-mile UCSD Opener on Aug. 31 and finished 57th of 78 in 18:00.3 ... was 52nd of 64 at the Aztec Invitational on Sept. 15 in 21:28.0 (5K) ... finished her season at the Fullerton Invite 5K on Oct. 19, taking 93rd of 125 in 21:02.3.
Outdoor Track and Field: Ran in seven races over four meets in her first collegiate outdoor season ... debuted at the San Diego City Championships, taking 15th in the 3,000 meters (11:24.01) ... competed in both the 800 and 1,500 at the PLNU Collegiate Meet, finishing 2:34.15 (23rd) and 5:09.39 (16th), respectively ... ran the same two events at the Beach Invitational on April 21, running 2:37.37 (100th) and 5:05.11 (92nd) ... ended her season at the UCSD Triton Invitational on April 28 and once again competed in both the 800 and 1,500 ... set collegiate personal bests in both events, taking 28th in the 800 (2:31.85) and 24th in the 1,500 (5:04.67).
Indoor Track and Field: Did not compete in any meets over the indoor season.
Cross Country: Ran in four races in her first season at SDSU ... debuted in the season-opening meet at the Aztec Invitational, taking 44th in the 5K race in 20:36.3 ... was 261st in the 6K race at the Stanford Invitational in 26:02.0 ... took 42nd in the UNLV Invitational 5K race in 21:28.0 ... ended her season in the 6K race at the UCSD Triton Classic, taking 90th in 25:58.9.
Local product from Valhalla High School in El Cajon, Calif., where she was a mid-distance and distance runner ... owned PR's of 5:25.67 in the 1,600 and 11:58.8 in the 3,200 ... took fourth in the 1,600 at the Grossmont Conference Championships in 2010 with a time of 5:29.55 and sixth at the 2011 championships in the 3,200 (11:58.8).
Megan Hughes was born Oct. 27, 1993 ... daughter of Greg and Laura Hughes.