Events: Weight Throw (42-11 ¾), Discus (142-1), Hammer (142-5), Javelin (198-10)
A versatile prospect who competed in such throwing events as the weight throw indoors and discus, hammer and javelin throws outdoors during the 2013 season … Earned a fifth-place finish in the javelin while throwing a personal best of 198 feet, 10 inches in his collegiate debut outdoors at the Louisiana Classics … Followed by throwing 184-10 for 11th place in the B section of the javelin at the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays … Placed fifth in the javelin (174-1) and ninth in the discus (135-0) at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational … Also threw the javelin at the Battle on the Bayou (175-1) and LSU Alumni Gold (170-11) during the outdoor season … Threw a PR of 142-1 in the discus in a seasonal-best eighth-place finish at the Battle on the Bayou … Also threw the discus at the Louisiana Classics (134-4), LSU Relays (136-1) and LSU Alumni Gold in the outdoor season … Set a personal best of 142-5 in the hammer throw in a 14th-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Wrapped up the 2013 indoor season by throwing a PR of 42-11 ¾ for sixth place in the weight throw at the LSU Invitational … Also threw the weight at the Texas A&M Triangular (41-10 ½) and LSU Twilight (39-10 ½).
PRIOR TO LSU
Emerged as Louisiana’s most versatile throws prospect at the prep level for the Class of 2012 with his performance as a senior at Dutchtown High School … Signed with LSU with personal records of 54-0 ½ in the shot put, 161-7 in the discus and 182-8 in the javelin … Wrapped up his prep career by scoring 26 points in leading Dutchtown High School to the Class 5A state championship with 86 points in the final team standings at the 2012 Louisiana High School Athletics Association Outdoor State Track & Field Championships held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Captured the Class 5A state title in the discus throw with a top mark of 152-11 as a senior in 2012 … Claimed a pair of Class 5A silver medals with second-place finishes in both the shot put (53-7 ¾) and javelin (182-0) at the 2012 state meet … Opened the 2012 outdoor season by shattering his PR in the discus with a top throw of 160-5 in winning the event title at the Episcopal 4-Way … Raised his PR to 161-7 in the discus with his win at the 2012 BRPT Physical Therapy Invitational … Won a pair of Region 2-5A titles in the shot put and discus as a senior in 2012 … Crowned the LHSAA Division I Indoor state champion in the shot put after throwing 53-6 ½ at the 2012 state meet held at LSU’s Carl Maddox Field House … Qualified for the 2012 LHSAA Division I State Championships by setting a lifetime PR of 54-0 ½ in the shot put at the LSU Last Chance Meet … Set a PR of 182-8 in the javelin in a fourth-place finish at the 2011 LHSAA Region 2-5A Championships during his junior season … Won bronze medals in the shot put at both the LHSAA Region 2-5A Championships and LHSAA Class 5A Outdoor State Championships during the 2011 season … Posted a 2011 seasonal best of 52-7 in the shot put at the regional meet … Claimed the LHSAA Division I Indoor state silver medal in the shot put as a junior in 2011 with a mark of 49-9 ½ … Also an all-state performer as a member of the football team at Dutchtown High School … Recognized as a Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 5A Honorable Mention All-State performer as a punter following his senior season in 2011 … Was also a first-team District 5-5A selection and all-metro performer as a punter following the 2011 season.
Full name is Terry Lee Hughes … Born on April 19, 1994 … Parents are Lance and Janice Hughes … Has two younger brothers named Tyler and Trent … Father was an all-conference punter and discus thrower during his collegiate career at Southern University … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.