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Track and Field

Afia

Charles

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Sprinter
Year: Senior
Hometown: Greenbelt, Md.
High School: Eleanor Roosevelt H.S.

Bio

Personal Bests:
200M: 23.74 (Out); 23.98 (In)
400M: 52.49 (Out; school record); 53.75 (In; school record)

2014 (Senior);
- USTFCCCAA All-American Second Team (4x400)
- Two-time All-American Athletic Conference First Team (4x400, 400M)
- Finished 15th in the NCAA Championship in the 4x400 relay at 3:35.42
- Rebroke the school record in the 4x400 relay at The American Championship with a strong finishing leg at 3:32.59
- Secured gold at The American Championship in the 400 meters at 53.22
- Tallied a personal best in the prelims of the 200 meters The American Championship at 23.74, before finishing fifth in the finals at 23.93
- Posted a time of 53.31 in the semifinals of the NCAA East Prelims before finishing 20th in the event[apos]s finals
- Won the 200 meters at the UCF Invitational with a mark of 24.05
- Three-time All-American Athletic Conference Indoor selection (Second Team - 4x400), (Third Team - 200M, 400M)
- Part of the 4x400 relay team that broke a school record with a time of 3:35.99 at the Florida Relays
- Part of the Sprint Medley team that broke the school record with a time of 3:46.12 at the Florida Relays
- Earned two bronze medals at the American Indoor Championships with personal records in both the 200M (23.98) and 400M (53.75 - school record)
- Helped UCF[apos]s 4x400 relay team earn silver at the American Indoor Championships in 3:38.14
- Member of the Homecoming Court and serves as the President of UCF[apos]s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
2013 (Junior):
- Outdoor First Team All-American and NCAA Championship runner-up (4x100 relay)
- Conference USA outdoor 400M champion, 4x100 relay champion and 4x400 relay silver medalist
- All-Conference USA Indoor Second Team
- Helped the 4x100 relay team break its own school record and move up the all-time collegiate performers list to No. 8 with a time of 43.15 in the semifinals at the NCAA Championships
- Made history as a member of the first relay team to earn a top-three finish at an NCAA Championship
- NCAA East Prelim qualifier in 400M and helped the 4x100 relay automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships in Eugene with the second-best time of the East Region
- Rewrote her own school record in the indoor 400M with a personal best 54.02 at the C-USA Championships for the silver medal
- Won the 400M at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational with her best time in more than a year, 53.77
- Helped UCF break the program[apos]s sprint medley relay record (3:26.52) at the Pepsi Florida Relays
- Won gold in the 400M at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with an Antigua national record, school record and personal best 52.49
- Helped UCF[apos]s 4x400 relay tie the school record (3:36.37) to secure the silver medal at the C-USA Outdoor Championships
- Helped UCF run the No. 3 time in the country (43.48) in the 4x100 relay for a gold medal at the C-USA Outdoor Championships

2012 (Sophomore):
- Represented Antigua at the Summer Olympics in the 400M, becoming the first UCF track and field Olympian
- One of a school-record 14 competitors to represent the Knights at the NCAA East Preliminaries (5/24)
- Ran for a personal-best, school-record time of 54.17 in the 400M for a gold medal at the C-USA Indoor Championships (2/26)
- Garnered All-Conference Second Team honors at the C-USA Indoor Championships (2/26) as the first leg of the 4x400 relay, who finished with a time of 3:43.32
- Helped UCF[apos]s 4x400 relay to its best time of the season (3:41.68) at the Rod McCravy Memorial (1/28) for third place
- Posted a personal-record 38.66 in the 300M at the Virginia Tech Invitational (1/13)
- Opened the season with a first-place finish in the 400m with a season-best time of 53.73 at the Black and Gold Challenge (3/17)
- Scored points at the C-USA Championships (5/13) with a fifth-place time of 54.03 in the 400M

2011 (Freshman):
- Broke the freshman record and the school record in the 400M preliminaries at the C-USA Outdoor Championships (5/14) with a time of 53.6
- Scored points in the 400m finals at the C-USA Outdoor Championships
- Set a personal best in the 200M at the UCF Twilight (5/5) with a time of 24.20
- Medaled in the 400M at the CARIFTA Games (5/24)
- Part of the indoor 4x400 relay team that finished first place, automatically qualifying for NCAA Nationals and set a school record at the Notre Dame LCM (3/5) with a time of 3:34
- Ran a personal best time of 38.91 in the 300M at the Hokie Indoor Invitational (1/21)
- Recorded a personal best time of 56.15 in the 400M at the Tyson Invite (2/11)
- Scored points in the 400M at the C-USA Indoor Championships
- Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Prior to UCF:
- In her junior season, anchored the fastest 4x100 meter relay team on the east coast
- As a freshman, set the national record for SMR relay

Personal:
- Majoring in health sciences -- pre clinical
- Her mother, Ruperta, was a sprinter for Antigua at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics

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