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 – 40’11.5″/12.48m

PENT – 4315

Outdoor:

200 – 24.91 (1.3)

800 – 2:16.73

100H – 13.72 (-0.4)

HJ – 6’4″/1.93m

LJ – 19’6.75″/5.96m

SP – 44’0.75″/13.43m

JT – 120’6″/36.74m

HEP – 5914

Career Accolades:

  • 2024 All-SEC Second Team
  • 2024 Outdoor SEC Heptathlon Silver Medalist
  • 2024 USTFCCCA Second-Team All-America – Pentathlon, High Jump
  • 2024 All-SEC First Team
  • 2024 Indoor SEC Pentathlon Champion
  • 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:

  • Holds the school record in the heptathlon points with 5914 set in 2024
  • Holds the school record in the outdoor 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 indoor 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 indoor with 4218 points set in 2024

2023-24 (Senior)

Outdoor

  • Placed 11th in the javelin throw with a mark of 102’2″/31.15m at the USF Alumni Invitational
  • Placed 4th in the heptathlon after scoring 5609 points tying for the win in the high jump (5’9.75″/1.77m), placing 4th in the 800m with a personal best time of 2:16.73, placing 5th in the javelin throw with a personal best mark of 120’6″/36.74m, placing 7th in the shot put (38’9.75″/11.83m), long jump (18’7.25″/5.67m) and 200m (25.21) (2.0) and 9th in the 100mH (14.37) (-0.4) at the Battle on the Bayou
  • Placed 21st in the javelin throw with a mark of 111’6″/34.00m at the Battle on the Bayou
  • Placed 8th in the high jump with a mark of 5’8.5″/1.74m at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational
  • Placed 11th in the 100mH with a time of 14.03 (2.0) at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational
  • Placed 31st in the long jump with a mark of 18’3.25″/5.57m (-3.0) at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational
  • Member of 4×400 relay team that placed 5th with a time of 3:49.20 at the Jim Green Invitational
  • Placed 6th in the 100mH with a time of 13.87 (1.8) at the Jim Green Invitational
  • Placed 9th in the javelin throw with a mark of 103’2″/31.45m at the Jim Green Invitational
  • Placed 25th in the 200m with a personal best time of 24.91 (1.3) at the Jim Green Invitational
  • Won the high jump with a school record mark of 6’0.75″/1.85m at the Drake Relays
  • Placed 2nd in the heptathlon after scoring a school record 5914 points winning the high jump (6’0.50″/1.84m), placing 2nd in the shot put with a personal best throw of 43’1.75″/13.15m and in the 800m (2:19.12), 3rd in the 200m (24.54), 4th in the long jump (19’1.25″/5.82m) and fifth in the javelin throw (118’2″/36.03m) and 100mH (13.96) at the SEC Outdoor Championships
  • Placed 4th in the high jump with a mark of 6’0.50″/1.84m at the SEC Outdoor Championships
  • Advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the heptathlon and high jump after clearing 6’0.5″/1.84m at the NCAA East First Rounds
  • Placed 7th in the heptathlon after scoring 5,846 points winning the high jump (6’1.5″/1.87m), placing 8th in the shot put with a personal best throw of 44’0.75″/13.43m, 10th in the 800m (2:17.91), 14th in the long jump (19’0″/5.79m), 17th in the javelin throw (111’8″/34.03m), 19th in the 200m (25.15) and 20th in the 100mH (14.14) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships
  • Placed 12th in the high jump with a clearance of 5’11.5″/1.82m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships

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
  • Won the pentathlon after scoring 4,098 points winning the high jump (5’10.75″/1.80m), placing 2nd in the 800m with a time of 2:24.51 and the shot put (38’11″/11.86m), 4th in the long jump (18’10.5″/5.75m) and 6th in the 60mH (8.90) at the SEC Indoor Championships
  • Placed 11th in the pentathlon after scoring 4,059 points placing second in the high jump (5’10″/1.78m), placing 5th in the shot put with a personal best throw of 40’11.5″/12.48m, 13th in the 800m (2:24.47) and 14th in the 60mH (8.91) and long jump (18’3.25″/5.57m) at the NCAA Indoor Championships
  • Placed 11th in the high jump with a clearance of 6’0.75″/1.85m at the NCAA Indoor Championships

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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