Kaylen Hughes
Kaylen Hughes
Year: So
Hometown: South Glastonbury, Conn.
High School: Glastonbury
Major: Nursing

2019 (Sophomore)

  • Finished 194th (21:49.8) at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown.
  • Finished 58th (20:00.8) at the Nassaney Memorial Invite. 

2018 (Freshman)

  • Finished 19th (20:17) at the Brown Invite.
  • Finished 73rd (20:32) at the New England Championship.
  • Finished 36th (20:19) at the CCSU Ted Owen Invite.
  • Finished 67th (20:00) at the Nassaney Memorial Invite.

High School

  • Attended Glastonbury High School.
  • Member of the cross country and track teams and earned varisty letters for all seasons.
  • Captained the cross country and track teams her junior and senior year.
  • Named All-Conference for cross country and track (2016, 2017, 2018).
  • Earned the Hartwell Award in 2017.
  • Member of the 2017 cross country State Championship team.
  • Also a member of the New England Championship 4x800 meter relay team (Indoor 2017 and 2018, Outdoor 2017).
  • Named All-American in 2017 for the 4x800 meter indoor relay.
  • Member of the National Honor Society (2017, 2018).
  • Member of the Youth Advisory Counsil and the Big Brother Big Sister program.
  • Was an Advisory Facilitator and also earned High Honors throughout her academic career.


  • Born June 1, 2000.
  • Daughter of Catie and Mark Hughes.
  • Has one brother, Alec, and one sister, Kristin.
  • Chose Rhode Island over Westpoint, Delaware, and Salve Regina.
  • Favorite athlete is Emma Coburn.
  • Lists her favorite teams as Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Steelers. 
  • Chose URI because of the strong Nursing program and the location near the beach.
  • Majoring in Nursing.