53 returners and 17 freshmen were commended for their academic achievements
Hughes will continue his studies at Baylor where he'll pursue a Master's in sports pedagogy
The Tigers are split between the Drake Relays, Penn Relays, and Triton Invitational
The Tigers hosted the Collegiate Challenge on Friday in Columbia
The squads split for competitions in New York City and at home with the Missouri Invite
Jon Hughes - Senior Gallery, 05/07/2014
|INDOOR TRACK & FIELD|
|800m||1:55.57||Bill Bergan Invitational||01/29/2011|
|OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD|
|800m||1:54.82||Ole Miss Invite||04/13/2013|
- 2011 Indoor All-Big 12 (4x400m)
Indoor Track- Was 4th in the 600m at the Missouri Invitational, crossing in 1:24.26...Also competed in the 800m and 4x400m at the Kentucky Rod McCravy Memorial Meet and the Missouri Collegiate Challenge...Posted a season's best time of 1:58.18 in the 800m at Kentucky
Outdoor Track- Started the season with a 1500m-400m double at the Missouri Relays...Finished 7th at the Arkansas Spring Invitational in the 800m with a time of 1:59.12...Hit a PR in the 800m at the Ole Miss Invite, crossin gin 1:54.82 for 9th...Finished out his season at the Drake Relays, where he was a member of the 12th-place 1600m Sprint Medley team
Indoor Track- In the three meets Jon competed in during the season, he earned two new personal-records...The first of these was at the MU KU Dual Meet, where he placed fifth in the 600yd with a time of 1:14.50...Next was a 1:23.86 finish in the 600m at the Illini Classic to earn seventh place overall...His last meet of the season was the Missouri Collegiate Challenge where he ran 1:15.03 in the 600yd to place sixth.
Outdoor Track- Earned another personal-best during the outdoor season, hitting 49.97 in the 400m at the Tom Bots Invitational.
Indoor Track- Jon earned an All-Big 12 honor in his first season as a Tiger after finishing eighth as a member of the 4x400m with a final time of 3:15.09...He also clocked three personal-bests during the season in the 600yd, 800m, and 1000m...The first of these came at the MU KU Dual Meet, where he finished fifth in the 1000m with a final time of 2:40.15...Next up was a personal-best time of 1:55.57 in the 800m at the Bill Bergan Invitational...His final personal-best performance earned him sixth-place in the 600yd run at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge, where he crossed the line in 1:14.52...Jon also competed as part of the DMR squad at the Big 12 Championships, where they finished tenth with a final time of 10:18.26.
Outdoor Track- Was part of the second-place 4x400m team at the Indiana University Invitational, finishing with an overall time of 3:12.28...Earned a season-best time of 1:56.68 at the Tom Botts Invitational.
- 800m Champion at the 2009 MSHSAA 2A Track & Field Championships
- 800m Champion at the 2010 MSHSAA 2A Track & Field Championships
- Three-time MSHSAA 2A All-State in the 400m (2008-2010)
Jon competed at Mark Twain Jr./Sr. HS for coaches Mike Thompson and Matt Hudson...He was a nine-time All-Conference honoree, ten-time All-District honoree, and five-time All-State during his HS career...Earned two MSHSAA State Championship titles in the 800m (2009, 2010), and recorded the fourth-fastest time in Class 2A State history...He also finished fourth (2009, 2010) and eighth (2008) in the 400m at the State Championships...Jon also competed in football and basketball during high school, earning Clarence Cannon Conference Second Team Defensive Back (2008), Honorable Mention Running Back (2009), and was Academic All-State in basketball his senior year
High School Bests
400m - 50.1 | 800m - 1:55.43
Parents are Terry and Jean, brother Mark...Born September 11, 1991 in Columbia, MO...Graduated Valedictorian from high school...Has earned a spot on the Dean's List both years at Missouri thus far...Older brother, Mark, also competed for the Track & Field program at Missouri, and earned All-Big 12 honors in the 600yd, 4x400m, 4x100m, and was a regional qualifier in the 400m and 4x400m...Jon is studying Nutrition and Fitness at Missouri.
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