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Tesla Hughes
Tesla Hughes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Taft, Tenn.

High School:
Lincoln County

Event:
Dist. Free

Birthdate:
11/18/1983

Club Coach:
Brooke Pate


Junior: Shared Spartan of the Year accolades with Katrina Kniff... finished sixth at the Georgia Invitational in the 1650 free (17:05.48)... won the 500 free (5:08.03) and the 1000 free (10:25.51) at Oakland... set a personal-bests in the 1000 free (10:18.84) against Notre Dame/Pittsburgh and in the 400 IM (4:48.39) against Michigan... finished 22nd in the 500 free (4:57.21) and 15th in the 1650 free (17:00.00), setting a career-best, at the Big Ten Championships... member of the 800 free relay team that finished 11th at the Big Ten Championships (7:33.81).

Sophomore: Member of school-record 800 free relay team that broke the previous record by a half-second at the Big Ten Championships (7:32.54)... placed 18th in the 1,650 free (16:53.37) and 24th in the 500 free (4:55.62) at the Big Ten Championships to set career-best times... swam to multiple first-place finishes in the 500 free throughout the season... took first in the 200 free (1:56.43), 500 free (5:11.41) and 1,000 free (10:29.92) against Ball State.

Freshman: Placed first in both the 500 free (5:08.68) and 1,000 free (10:21.49) against Ball State... placed second against Eastern Michigan in 1,000 free... took first in the 1,000 free against Oakland (10:25.74).

Prep: Member of the Huntsville (Ala.) Swim Association... member of the Fayetteville Swim Team.

Personal: Born Nov. 18, 1983... daughter of Anthony and Gayle Hughes... a criminal justice major.

Hughes' Career Bests: 200 Free: 1:43.45 - 500 Free: 4:55.62 1000 Free: 10:18.84 - 1,650 Free: 17:00.00 400 IM: 4:48.39

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