Ericka Charles
Ericka Charles


Durham, N.C.

High School:
Durham School of the Arts

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.