Jordan Charles
Jordan  Charles

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Apple Valley HS

Event:
Jumps/Sprints


02/16/2017

Around the Track: Jordan Charles

A native of Apple Valley, Minn., Charles ran 6.68 to win the ISU Classic – the performance ranks tied for second all-time at Minnesota (only Ibrahim Kabia has run faster) and is currently the top time in the Big Ten this year.

02/11/2017

Gophers Close Out Weekend at ISU

Obsa Ali ran the second fastest 5,000 meters in school history and the second fastest mark in the Big Ten this season.

02/10/2017

Jordan Charles Paces Gophers at ISU

A native of Apple Valley, Minn., Charles clocked a 6.68 to lead all competitors in the prelims and then repeated both the performance and time to take the event title in the finals.

01/28/2017

Gophers Garner 10 Wins at Jack Johnson Classic

All-American alum Sean Donnelly set a new University of Minnesota Fieldhouse record in the weight throw.

01/21/2017

'U' Wins Third-Straight Border Battle Dual

The Maroon & Gold outscored the Badgers 87-74 at the meet as Minnesota has now swept the Border Battle every year since the event returned in 2015.

02/26/2017

Big Ten Indoor Championships

Big Ten Indoor Championships

05/15/2016

2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championship (Day Two)

2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championship (Day Two)

05/15/2016

2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Day Three)

2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Day Three)

04/29/2016

2016 Drake Relays (Day Two)

2016 Drake Relays (Day Two)

04/30/2015

2015 Golden Bear Twilight

2015 Golden Bear Twilight

Charles's Personal Records

2016 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor:
Won the triple jump at the Border Battle Duel with Wisconsin with a mark of 14.70 meters (48-02.75 ft.). Outdoor: Led the Maroon and Gold to victory in the 4x100 relay at the Sun Angel Classic with a time of 40.29. • Won the 100 meter dash at the Tom Cat Twilight with a time of 10.50 seconds. • Finished sixth in the triple jump at the Big Ten Championships with a mark of 15 meters. 

2015 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

Indoor:
In the triple jump event, won the Northwest Open and the Wisconsin Duel. • Finished fifth in the Jack Johnson Classic in the 60 meter dash. Outdoor: Claimed wins in the triple jump at the Tom Cat Twilight, in the 100 meter dash at the Golden Bear Twilight, and in the 4x100 meter relay at the UW La Crosse Eagle Invitational. 

2014 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Indoor: At the 2014 Northwest Open finished second in the triple jump unattached with a jump of 14.47 meters (46-05.25)  at the 2014 Jack Johnson Classic competed in the 60 meter dash unattached and finished 29th with a time of 7.22 seconds and in the triple jump finished second with a jump of 14.17 meters (46-06.00)  at the same meet placed 18th in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.06 seconds while competing unattached • placed 5th in the 60 meter dash at the 2014 Snowshoe Open with a time of 7.11 seconds and won the triple jump with a mark of 14.49 meters (47-06.50) unattached. Outdoor: At the 2014 Baldy Castillo Invitational, won the triple jump with a mark of 15.60 meters (51-02.25)  placed 6th in the Stanford Invitational long jump with a 14.22 meters (46-08.00)  won the triple jump at the Tom Cat Twilight.

PERSONAL
Kinesiology Major. • Hometown: Lakeville, High School: Apple Valley. • Son of Ruth and Winston Charles. • Has a sister, Megan. • Favorite sports memory is running the 4x100 at the Drake Relays. • All-State twice in track and once in soccer.

MORE HEADLINES

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3/26/2017

Ali finished 52nd overall in the men's U20 race, clocking a time of 26:14 for the eight-kilometer race at the Kololo Independence Grounds.

Plasencia, Ali Set for World XC Championships

3/24/2017

Plasencia and Ali are the latest runners with ties to the University of Minnesota to represent the United States in the last year.

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3/18/2017

The University of Minnesota men’s track & field program kicked off the outdoor season with nine top-10 finishes at the Baldy Castillo Invitational.

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