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Darlene Charles

position

Jumps

Class

Senior

Hometown

Naples, Fla.

High School

Golden Gate

2017 Outdoor:  Competed in the long jump and Member of the 4x100m relay team that placed second at the Hurricane Invitational… Placed ninth in the women’s long jump with a mark of 5.80m at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational… Competed in the long jump and triple jump at the Florida Relays… Won the women’s triple jump with a mark of 12.18m at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational… Competed in the women’s 100m at the Michael Johnson Invitational… Finished third in the women’s triple jump with a mark of 12.42m at the Tom Jones Invitational… Finished sixth in the triple jump with a personal-best mark of 12.66m at the ACC Outdoor Championships…

2017 Indoor:  Placed second with a mark of 5.93m in the Long Jump and finished third in the women’s Triple Jump with a mark of 12.19m at the VT Invitational that tied her personal best… Competed in the long jump and triple jump at the McCravy Memorial Invitational… Finished fourth in the women’s triple jump with a personal-best mark of 12.48m at the Meyo Invitational… Competed in the long jump and triple jump at the Tiger Paw Invitational…  Competed in the long jump and triple jump at the ACC Championships…

Charles is a talented jumper from Naples, Fla., winning the 2016 Florida state long jump title and earning 10 varsity letters at Golden Gate High School. The 2015 Florida Relays long jump and triple jump champion, Charles was the 2015 Florida 3A Region 3 champion in both the long jump and triple jump and holds the Golden Gate school records in the long jump (20′ 1.5”), triple jump (41′ 6.5”), 400m (56.06) and on the 4x400m relay. Charles was named the Golden Gate Sprinter and Jumper of the Year in both 2014 and 2015, the 2015 Team MVP and was the 2015 Naples Daily News Track Athlete of the Year. She is also the school record holder in the 200m with a time of 24.89 seconds.