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University of Miami Athletics

Darlene Charles

position

Jumps

Class

Graduate Student

Hometown

Naples, Fla.

High School

Golden Gate

2020 Indoor: Finished second in the women’s long jump with a mark of 5.67m and second in the triple jump with a mark of 12.11m at the Wolverine Invitational… Recorded a mark of 5.46m in the long jump at the Vanderbilt Invitational and 12.52m in the triple jump… Competed in the triple jump at the Texas Tech Invitational and recorded a mark of 11.97m… Competed in the long jump at the Tiger Paw Invite and finished with a 5.73m and finished sixth in the triple jump with a mark of 12.93m… Finished 10th in the long jump at the ACC Championships with a mark of 5.77m, a personal-best mark and a 5.77m.

2019 Outdoor: Finished with a mark of 5.13m in the long jump at the Hurricane Invitational and first in the triple jump with a mark of 12.65m… Recorded a mark of 4.35m in the long jump at the Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge… Finished sixth in the women’s long jump with a mark of 5.72m and third in the triple jump with a mark of 12.66m at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational.

2019 Indoor: Began the indoor season with a personal best mark of 12.49m and won the triple jump at the UAB Blazer Invite… Secured a top 10 finish in the long jump at the UAB Vulcan Invite with a mark of 5.23m… Finished sixth in the triple jump at the Texas Tech Classic, posting a mark of 12.47m…Finished third in the triple jump with a mark of 12.12.m and fifth in the long jump with a mark of 5.41m at the Virginia Tech “Doc Hale” Elite Meet… Recorded a mark of 5.62m in the long jump at the ACC Indoor Championships.

2018 Outdoor: Finished sixth at the Hurricane Invitational in the long jump with a mark of 5.68m… Recorded a jump of 12.09m at the Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge in the women’s triple jump… Placed ninth in the triple jump with a season-best mark of 12.39m at the Florida Relays… Finished fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 11.94m at the Hurricane Alumni Meet… Was fifth with a mark of 5.67m in the long jump at the Hurricanes Collegiate Invitational… Finished sixth at the National Relay Championship in the women’s long jump with a mark of 5.67m…

2018 Indoor: Was second in the women’s triple jump at the UAB Blazer Invitational with a mark of 12.17m…Placed ninth in the triple jump at the Red Raider Open with a mark of 11.46m

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.