Ericka Charles
Ericka Charles


Durham, N.C.

High School:
Durham School of Arts


2009-10: Was a contributor during the indoor season in the 200, 400, 500 and 600-meter sprint events ... Best indoor result occurred in the 600 at Christopher Newport where she placed third with a time of 1:42.30 ... Turned in four performances total in the outdoor campaign in the 200 and 400-meter dash ... Scored a 17th-place showing at North Carolina A&T, finishing the race in 1:00.20.

2008-09: Cross Country - ran in three of six races for the Pirates...Best 5k performance was at the Wolfpack Invitational where she placed 36th with a season-best time of 20:51 ... Track and Field - Participated in the 200, 400, 500 and 600-meter dashes ... Placed second in the 600-meter dash at the CNU Invitational with a time of 1:44.73 ... Ran a 1:19.23 in the 500-meter dash at the Penn State Open ... Ran a season-best 26.10 in the 200-meter dash at the Mountains vs. Beaches Invitational and a 58.45 in the 400-meter dash at the C-USA Outdoor Championships.

2007-08: Participated in the 400, 500 and 600-meter dashes ... Best preformance was at the Captain's Invitational where she placed sixth in the 600-meter dash at 1:41.51.

High School: Cross Country: Rookie-of-the-Year as a freshman ... Most Valuable Runner as a junior and senior ... Two-time all-conference and all-region selection ... Placed in the top-10 at the 2A North Carolina State Meet as a senior, earning all-state status ... Team finished second at the 2A state meet as a senior ... Head coach was Ralph France. Track and Field: 2005-07 indoor Most Valuable Sprinter ... 2007 indoor 1A/2A/3A 500-meter State Champion (fifth fastest time in N.C. history) ... Back-to-back outdoor team state champions (2004-05) ... 2005 outdoor Most Improved Runner ... 2006-07 outdoor Most Valuable Sprinter ... 2006 Conference track Athlete-of-the-Year ... Outdoor conference champion in the 400 and 200-meter runs (2006-07), as well as the 100 meter dash (2007) ... 200-meter state runner-up (2006) ... 800-meter (2004-05) and 1,600-meter relay (2007) state championships.

Personal: Intended academic major is sports studies, with a minor in communication ... Daughter of Patrice Charles ... Full name is Ericka Omali Charles ... Graduated high school earning excellence in chemistry and outstanding achievement in English.