Nikki Hughes Athlete Profile

Nikki Hughes

Nikki Hughes
Positions: Sprints, Jumps Height: 5-7 Roster Years: 2001-2003 Hometown: Mesquite, NV



All-America

  • 2002 USTFCA Long Jump (Outdoor)

Personal

  • Born 11/01/78 in St. George, Utah
  • Parents are Jimmie and Angie Hughes
  • Majoring in health education

At BYU

  • 2001: fourth in the triple jump (38'00.25/11.59m), first in Long Jump (20'01) at the Cal Poly Invitational. . . placed first in the long jump (20'08.25"/5.82m) and second in the triple jump (39'07.75"/12.08m) at the UTEP Springtime Invitational. . . finished first in the long jump with a mark of 19'04.25"/5.90m at the BYU Cougar Invitational. . . first in the long jump (19'07.00/5.89m) and third in the triple jump (37'02.00"/11.33m) at the Weber State Invitational. . . placed first in the long jump with a mark of 19'04.25"/5.90m at the Robison Invitational. . . finished second in the long jump at the Utah Collegiate Challenge with a mark of 18'11.00/5.77m. . . finished second in the long jump (20'07.00"/6.27m) and third in the triple jump (39'04.00"/11.99m) at the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships.

Before BYU

  • Was 13-time Nevada state champion in 100m, 200m, 100mH, 300mH and long jump while a prep at Virgin Valley HS
  • Holds six school records
  • Also lettered in volleyball and basketball

Other College

  • Competed two years for Utah Valley State College, where she was a three-time All-American
  • Placed sixth in the long jump in 1998, then fourth in the long jump and the triple jump in 1999


2001 | Junior Year

Indoor: 

  • Did not compete 

Outdoor: 

  • Fourth in the triple jump (38'00.25/11.59m), first in Long Jump (20'01) at the Cal Poly Invitational
  • Placed first in the long jump (20'08.25"/5.82m) and second in the triple jump (39'07.75"/12.08m) at the UTEP Springtime Invitational
  • Finished first in the long jump with a mark of 19'04.25"/5.90m at the BYU Cougar Invitational
  • First in the long jump (19'07.00/5.89m) and third in the triple jump (37'02.00"/11.33m) at the Weber State Invitational
  • Placed first in the long jump with a mark of 19'04.25"/5.90m at the Robison Invitational
  • Finished second in the long jump at the Utah Collegiate Challenge with a mark of 18'11.00/5.77m
  • Finished second in the long jump (20'07.00"/6.27m) and third in the triple jump (39'04.00"/11.99m) at the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships

2002 | Senior Year

Indoor: 

  • Won the 55mH and the long jump at the Wildcat Invitational
  • Won the 55mH at the Snake River Open
  • Placed first in the long jump, third in the 60mH and sixth in the triple jump at the Illinois Women Invitational
  • Won the 55mH (8.07) and placed third in the 55m at the Mountain State Games
  • Second-place finish in the long jump at the Husker Invitational
  • At MWC Indoor Championships, won the long jump (19-08), placed second in the triple jump (40-03.25), fourth in the 60mH (8.67) and seventh in the 60m (7.71)

Outdoor: 

  • Second in the long jump at the USC Dual Meet
  • Placed second in the long jump and third in the 100mH at the UTEP Invitational
  • At the Cougar Invitational placed first in the long jump, second in the 100mH and third in the 100m
  • Placed second in the long jump and the 100m at the UCLA Tri-Meet
  • At the Robison Invitational placed second in the long jump, third in the 100m (11.99) and fourth in the 100mH
  • Won both the long jump and the 100mH (13.94) at the Utah Collegiate Championships, setting a new MWC record in the long jump (21-07.5) and was named MWC Athlete of the Week
  • MWC Outdoor Champion in the long jump and placed second in the 100mH, second in the triple jump and fourth in the 100m
  • High Points Award winner (32) and Outstanding Performance Award at the MWC Outdoor Championships
  • Finished eighth in the long jump (20-08.5) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and was named an All-American
  • Places sixth at the USA National Championships in the long jump
  • Ranked eighth in the long jump in the United States by Track & Field News Magazine