2014-15 (Senior) IndoorEarned All-American Athletic Conference honors as the first leg of the American Conference Champion 4x400m Relay team...Competed in three meets for Houston this indoor season...Set a personal record with a 48.21 in a fifth place finish in the 400m dash at the American Athletic Conference Championships.
2013-14 (Junior) Indoor: Competed in the men's 60m, 200m, 400m and 4x400m relay at seven meets for the Cougars... Recorded a personal best of 48.44 in the men's 400m during the Howie Ryan Invitational (Jan. 31)... Led Houston 4x400m relay team to a 7th place finish at the Texas A&M Aggie Invitational with a season best time of 3:15.24... Also ran the 400m leg of the champion men's DMR at the American Athletic Conference Indoor Championships... Also ran the first leg of the men's 4x400m relay at conference championships where the Cougars finished 4th overall... Named to The American All-Conference team for the men's DMR.
Outdoor: Was a primary member of the men's 4x400m relay team... Helped the men's 4x400m relay team to a conference championship, a regional qualifying spot and reaching a national championship berth for the first time in 10+ years... Cougars ran their fastest time of 3:07.09 to qualify for the NCAA National Championships... Named to the All-American Athletic Conference team for the 4x400m relay.
2012-13 (Sophomore) Indoor: Competed in four meets for the Cougars... A member of the men's 4x400 relay team that placed fifth with a time of 3:15.73 at the Texas A&M Invitational...Placed ninth in the men's 400-meter dash with a time of 50.41 at the Howie Ryan Indoor Invitational and Multi's.
Outdoor: Competed in seven meets for the Cougars... Helped the 4x400m relay team qualify for the NCAA Regionals...
2011-12 (Freshman) Indoor: Contributed to the 4x4 team, ran an indoor season best of 3:12.80 (6th) in the 2012 New Balance Collegiate Invitational... Competed in the 400m running an indoor season best of 49.79 at the Texas AM Invitational.
Outdoor: Set a personal best in the 200m with a time of 22.46 at the Victor Lopez Rice Bayou Classic... Ran a season best of 47.94 in the 400m at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships... Set a season best on the 4x4 relay team with 3:07.18 (3rd) at the 54th Annual Mt. SAC Relays... Placed first in the Conference USA Championships in the 4x4.
HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Dawson High School in 2011... in senior year won first place in the men's 400 meter at the following meets, Pearland Dawson Invite, Arlington Bowie Relays, Clear Springs Relays, TX Region III-4A, and the Pearland Regional Qualifier Invite... places in 2nd in 400 at the 4A state finals.
PERSONAL Full name is Dominique Rashad Charles... Born Nov. 27, 1992 in Houston, Texas... Son of Gary Charles... Volunteered for Meals on Wheels, Clothe The Needy, Feed the Hungry, and Brown Bag Project... His biggest athletic influence is his father... Aspires to major in Health Science and become an anesthesiologist... Enjoys playing video games and spending time with family and friends.