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Shane Charles
Shane Charles

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Birch Grove, St. Andrew's

High School:
St. Andrew's Anglican Secondary

Last College:
Central Arizona

Event:
Sprints/Hurdles

Experience:
1V

Is the top-ranked 400m hurdler in his home nation of Grenada ... captured a Grenadan national 400m hurdles title in 2003 ... set UW records indoors at 800m, and outdoors in the 4x400m ... ranked 10th in the nation in the 400m hurdles in 2005, but tripped over the first hurdle at the Regional meet and did not finish.

2004-05: Placed third in the 400m IH at the Pac-10 Championships, his time of 50.46 seconds UW's second-fastest ever, and the 10th-fastest time in the nation in 2005 ... needed only to cross the finish line at the NCAA Regional to earn an NCAA Championships spot, but fell over the first hurdle and could not finish ... did compete at NCAAs in the 4x400m, leading UW to 10th ... led relay to third at Pac-10s, their time of 3:03.85 a UW school record and the nation's ninth-fastest in 2005 ... indoors, broke UW's 800m record twice, the last a 1:49.59 posting at the MPSF meet ... placed second in the MPSF 800m final.

2003-04 (Central Arizona CC): Earned NJCAA All-America honors with a second-place finish in the 400m hurdles at the 2004 NJCAA Championships, in a then-best 50.95 seconds ... won the hurdles at the at the 2004 NJCAA Regional ... named to the All-ACCAA first-team.

2002-03 (Central Arizona CC): Led all Grenadan quarter hurdlers in 2003 with a best of 51.15 seconds ... following the collegiate season, won Grenada's national 400m hurdles title ... led Grenada's 4x400m relay to eighth at the Pan-American Games ... also competed individually at the meet, placing sixth in his 400m hurdles semifinal ... earned first-team All-ACCAA honors.

High School and Personal: Born in St. George's, Grenada ... mother's name is Mary ... has an older brother, Tain, and a younger sister, Shenice ... one of two Husky sprinters from the Caribbean, joining Jamaican native Davaon Spence ... clocked 53.89 in the 400m hurdles to set the Grenadan junior national record in 2001 ... named to Grenada's national team for the 2000 Jr. CARIFTA Games ... a communications major.

Collegiate Best Marks
400m....... 48.42i
800m....... 1:49.59i/1:50.23
400m IH....... 50.46

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