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Iolo Hughes - Cross Country - University of New Mexico Lobos Athletics

Iolo Hughes




Llanfechell, Wales

Previous School

Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones

2020 XC:
Finished ninth overall at the Silver State Collegiate Cross Country Challenge with a time of 24:41.0.

2019 XC:
Finished seventh at the Lobo Invitational with a time of 15:55.25 … ran the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational in 25:12.4.
2020 Indoors:
Finished 10th in the mile at the Mountain West Indoor Championships in 4:15.32, but ran 4:10.48 in the preliminary round … ran the first leg of the DMR at the Mountain West Indoor Championships that finished sixth in 9:56.62.

2018 XC:
Finished fifth at the Lobo Invitational with a time of 15:37.6 … finished 204th at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational, completing the 8K race in 25:39.5 … placed 113th in the men’s White race at the Wisconsin Pre-Nationals with a time of 25:09.7 … placed 32nd at the Mountain West Cross Country Championships with a time of 25:46.3 … placed 48th at the NCAA Mountain Regionals with a time of 30:37.5.
2019 Indoors:
Competed in four meets during the season… ran a personal-best 3000-meter time of 8:30.60 at the UNM Team Invitational on Jan. 26 … recorded a personal-best mile time of 4:08.42 at the Don Kirby Elite on Feb. 9… finished second in the mile run with a time of 4:15.23 at the UNM Collegiate Classic.
2019 Outdoors: 
Competed in seven meets with an event win and a runner-up finish … ran the fastest time in the fifth section of the 1500-meter with a 3:53.795 at the Mike Franelli Track Classic … finished second in the 1500-meter at the Don Kirby with a time of 4:03.32 … won the 800-meter at the Don Kirby after finishing in 1:58.98 … ran the 1500-meter invitational run at the Bryan Clay Invitational in 3:45.92 … ran 1:53.67 in the 800-meter run at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational … finished ninth in the 1500-meter at the Payton Jordan after running 3:56.52 … finished 12th in the 1500-meter at the MW Championships with a time of 3:51.84 … ran a 15:02.01 in the 5000-meter run at the MW Championships … ran a time of 3:49.20 in the 1500-meter run at the NCAA West Prelims.

2017 XC:
Did not compete
2018 Indoors:
Competed in four meets… placed fifth to open his season at the New Mexico Team Invitational in the 800 (1:57.91)… helped his team place sixth in the 4×400 (3:25.50) at the New Mexico Classic, he ran the fourth leg in 51.9 seconds.
2018 Outdoors: Did not compete.

Won multiple Welsh championship over 3000 and 5000 meters … represented Wales internationally on several occasions … won the 5000 at the 2013 Island Games Championships and the 1500 at the 2015 Island Games Championships … represented Great Britain at the European Mountain Championship.

Born November 22 to John & Mandy Hughes … has one sibling, Cari … lists soccer and golf as hobbies … favorite food is Sunday roast dinner, favorite athlete is Andrew Butchart and favorite movie is The Social Network