Albert Hughes
Albert Hughes
Year: Junior
Hometown: Garden Grove, Calif.
High School: Pacifica HS
Position: Throws

The leader of the Gaucho men's throw squad, Albert Hughes looks to improve upon his second place showing at the 2013 Big West Championships in the hammer. In 2013, his first season in the event, he won five of the nine meets he contested in the hammer. Hughes is also a top performer in the discus and will also compete in the javelin throw. 


2012-2013
Won five meets during his sophomore campaign in the hammer. Set a personal best at the Big West Championships of 183'9 to take the silver medal in the hammer. Second best throw of the year in the hammer came at the UC Irvine Spring Break Meet with a mark of 182'2. Won the discus on his last throw at the Cal Poly Dual Meet to help lead the Gaucho men to a narrow victory. Season best throw in the discus was 163'6- set at the Big West Challenge. 

2011-2012
Threw a season best of 151'4 in discus throw at Oxy Invitational. Set a lifetime best in the javelin of 165'7 at the Big West Challenge Cup. Was a key scorer for the Gauchos in the javelin at the Cal Poly Dual meet. 

Prep
Was basketball Co-MVP for the 2010-2011 season...Fourth in the record books for all-time rebounds in a season (285)...Placed first in the Empire League his junior and senior year...Achieved the Coaches Award in football his senior year...Graduated with an unweighted GPA of 3.59...Prominent member of the Drama and Environmentalist Club.

Personal
Son of Albert Hughes Jr. and Serette Mitchell-Hughes...Has siblings, Bonniann Flowers, Andrew and Alicia Hughes...Chose UCSB because the competition brought him here...Hopes to double major in Philosophy and Political Science...Aspires to attend Law School...Enjoys school and studying and playing basketball...Favorite movies include The Matrix Trilogy...Lists his favorite artists as LMFAO and Right Said Fred...Favorite novel is East of Eden...Blake Griffin is his favorite athlete.

Collegiate Bests
Discus- 163'6  (2013 Big West Challenge)
Hammer- 183'9/56.02m   (2013 Big West Championship) 
Javelin- 50.74m   (Big West Challenge Cup, 4/13/12)


Big West Championship
2013- Hammer, 2nd, 183'9/56.02m
2013- Discus, 13th, 129'3/39.40m