Track & Field

CharityHufnagel

  • position Jumps
  • class Senior
  • Previous School Ball State
  • Hometown Rushville, Indiana
  • Major Sport, Fitness and Recreation Management
  • High school Rushville Consolidated

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Personal Bests:

Indoor:

200 – 26.19

800 – 2:20.19

60H – 8.67

HJ – 6’2.75″/1.90m

LJ – 19’6.25″/5.95m

SP – 39’7.75″/12.08m

PENT – 4315

Outdoor:

200 – 25.15 (0.8)

800 – 2:20.99

100H – 13.72 (-0.4)

HJ – 6’4″/1.93m

LJ – 19’6.75″/5.96m

SP – 39’2.5″/11.95m

JT – 107’4″/32.72m

HEP – 5632

Career Accolades:
– 2022-23 NCAA Outdoor High Jump National Champion
– 2023 USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region Field Athlete of the Year
– Academic All-MAC (Indoor: 2021, 2022 … Outdoor: 2021, 2022)
– All-MAC (Indoor: 2022 – High Jump, Pentathlon … Outdoor: 2022 – High Jump)
– All-American (Indoor: 2022 – High Jump, Pentathlon … Outdoor: 2022 – High Jump)
– MAC Champion (Indoor: 2022 – High Jump, Pentathlon … Outdoor: 2022 – High Jump)
– MAC Indoor Championships Most Valuable Performer (2022)
– MAC Indoor Championships Most Outstanding Field Performer (2022)
– MAC Indoor Field Athlete of the Week (Jan. 19, 2022 … Feb. 9, 2022)
– NCAA Outdoor Regional Qualifier (2021 – High Jump … 2022 – High Jump)
– USATF Outdoor Championships Qualifier (2022 – High Jump)
– USTFCCA All-Academic Team (2022)

In The Record Book:

  • Ranks 2nd all-time on the UK all-time performers list in the high jump with a mark of 6’0.75″/1.85m set in 2024
  • Ranks 2nd all-time on the UK all-time performers list in the pentathlon with 4218 points set in 2024

2023-24 (Senior)

Indoor

  • Placed 5th in the long jump with a jump of 18’5.25″/5.62m at the Indiana Early Bird meet
  • Placed 7th in the shot put competition with a personal best throw of 39’7.75″/12.08m at the Indiana Early Bird meet
  • Placed 9th in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.89 at the Indiana Early Bird meet
  • Won the high jump with a mark of 6’0.75″/1.85m at the Rod McCravy Memorial meet
  • Placed 21st in the shot put with a mark of 36’2.75″/11.04m at the Rod McCravy Memorial meet
  • Placed 11th in the long jump with a mark of 18’6.5″/5.65m at the Corky Classic
  • Placed 3rd in the pentathlon after scoring 4,218 points winning the high jump (6’0.5″/1.84m), placing 3rd in the 800m with a personal best time of 2:20.19, placing 9th in the shot put (39’0.5″/11.90m) and long jump (18’9.75″/5.73m) and 10th in the 60mH (8.83) at the Razorback Invitational

2022-23 (Senior)

Outdoor

  • Qualified and placed 4th in the high jump at the 2023 Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships
  • Won the 2023 NCAA Outdoor High Jump Championship with a personal best mark of 6’4″/1.93 meters.
  • Set a personal best in the heptathlon scoring 5,632 points placing second.
  • Won the high jump competition at the outdoor MAC Championships.
  • Placed third in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.47.
  • Placed sixth in the long jump with a mark of 5.92 meters.
  • Scored 27 total team points.

Indoor

  • First-Team All-American placing fifth in the high jump with a mark of 1.85m.
  • Second-Team All-American in the pentathlon scoring 4,138 points.
  • Recorded indoor best in the high jump at MAC Championships setting a new MAC record with 1.90 meters.
  • Set a new MAC record in the pentathlon scoring 4,315 points.
  • Placed 3rd in the long jump at the MAC Championships with a jump of 5.93 meters.
  • Indoor MAC Most Valuable Field and Overall Performer scoring 26 total points.

2021-22 (Junior) (Ball State)

Outdoor: Competed in nine meets … tabbed Academic All-MAC … selected to USTFCCA All-Academic Team … earned First Team All-American honors after placing fifth in the high jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 11), clearing 1.83m … became the 10th Outdoor All-American in program history and the first since Regan Lewis in 2018 … became the third-highest-finishing performer in program history in addition to Ball State Hall of Fame inductees LaTasha Jenkins (1998, 1999) and Bonita Harrington (1983, 1984) … placed 10th at NCAA East Prelims (May 28) after clearing 1.84m … earned First Team All-MAC honors after winning the high jump at the MAC Outdoor Championships (May 18), clearing 1.76m … won two other high jump events at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational (March 26) and Tennessee Relays (April 7) (in the pentathlon) … set personal-best with javelin throw of 30.50m at the Blizzard Buster (March 18) … set career-best mark of 5,455 points in the heptathlon at the Tennessee Relays (April 7) … placed second and ran a season-best time of 14.26 in the 100-meter hurdles at the We Fly Challenge (April 16) … posted a personal-best long jump mark of 5.96m and placed second at the Jesse Owens Classic (April 22).

Indoor: Competed in six meets … tabbed Academic All-MAC … became sixth Cardinal to earn qualification to the NCAA Indoor Championships and the first since Amber Williams in 2009 after qualifying in the high jump and pentathlon … became one of two in the Ball State record book to be a multi-event qualifier in the same season, joining Patricia Soman (2003) … placed 15th nationally in the high jump at 1.73m and 16th in the pentathlon (2,716 points) at the NCAA Indoor Championships (March 12) to earn Second Team All-American honors … became one of two in the Ball State record book to be a multi-event All-American in the same season, joining Patricia Soman (2003) … named MAC’s Most Valuable Performer at the MAC Indoor Championships (Feb. 26), sharing the honor with Amya Clarke (Akron) and Joy Chirchir (Toledo) … also named the MAC Most Outstanding Field Performer … became the first Cardinal ever to be named the top field performer in the MAC and fourth to be named the overall most valuable performer, joining Julie Focht (1996), Jill Scully (2005, 2006) and Ali Bishel (2009) … won gold in the pentathlon with a program-record 4,099 points … in the pentathlon, she won the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.74 – a personal best – won the high jump at 5-8 (1.73m), won the long jump at 19-1 1/2 (5.83m) and finished third in shot put (39-5, 12.01m) and fourth in the 800-meter run (2:23.04) … also took gold in the high jump and set a program record at 6-0 3/4 (1.85m) … named the MAC Field Athlete of the Week (Jan. 19 and Feb. 9) … set a then-program record high jump of 1.84m at the Jim Green Invitational (Jan. 14) … also won high jump at Meyo Invitational (Feb. 4) with a jump of 1.83m.

2020-21 (Sophomore) (Ball State)

Outdoor: Competed in six meets … tabbed Academic All-MAC … qualified for NCAA Outdoor Regionals in the high jump … jumped 1.72m and placed 30th … placed second at the MAC Outdoor Championships (May 7) in the high jump with a mark of 1.75m … earned high jump event wins at the Bob Harris Open (May 1) and Rocket Invitational (May 15) with heights cleared of 1.70m and 1.76m, respectively.

Indoor: Competed in five meets … tabbed Academic All-MAC … placed seventh in high jump (1.65m) and eighth in pentathlon (3,309 points) at the MAC Indoor Championships … placed second in the high jump at 1.63m and was on the second place 4×400-meter relay team with a time of 4:10.91 at the Sid Sink Invite (Jan. 29) … took third in the high jump at the Ball State Tune-Up (Feb. 18) with a jump of 1.62m.

2019-20 (Freshman) (Ball State)

Outdoor: The 2020 outdoor season was canceled due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Indoor: Competed in seven meets … placed 11th in the pentathlon at the Mid-American Conference Indoor Championships (Feb. 28) with a career-best score of 3,370 points, including career-best performances in the shot put (9.46m / 31′-0.5″), long jump (5.28m / 17′-4″) and the 800m (2:27.61) … also placed 13th in the high jump at the MAC Championships (Feb. 29) with a mark of 1.55m (5′-1″) … won the high jump at the Ball State Tune-Up (Feb. 21) by clearing the bar at a career-best height of 1.62m (5′-3.75″) … also won the long jump at Ball State’s home meet with a distance of 5.22m (17′-1.5″), while placing third in the 60m hurdles with a career-best time of 9.44 … opened her career with a third-place mark of 1.58m (5′-2.25) in the high jump at the Mastodon Opener (Dec. 7) … placed second in the high jump at the Gladstein Invitational (Jan. 25) by clearing 1.60m (5′-3″) … also placed second in the high jump at the Akron Invitational (Feb. 8) at 1.59m (5′-2.5″).

High School: Placed 10th in high jump in the 2018 IHSAA Girls State Track and Field Championships … took sixth in the high jump at the 2017 Hoosier State Relays … was a two-time sectional champion and a one-time regional champion in high jump.

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