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Olivia Charnuski

Class: Senior
Position: Sprints/Hurdles
Height: 5-6

Previous School: Elmira District Secondary School

Hometown: Elmira, Ontario

2011 (Jr.): Won her first career Big South title, taking the 100 hurdles crown at the outdoor conference championship … also placed second in the 4 x 100 relay and third in the 200 dash at the Big South outdoor meet … helped the Lady Flames break the school record in the shuttle hurdles relay with a time of 58.77 at the Coastal Carolina Invitational … dropped her outdoor 200-meter dash personal-best clocking to 24.38 seconds at the Shamrock Invitational, ranking No. 6 in program history … twice broke the Liberty indoor 200-meter dash record, lowering the standard to 24.87 at the ECAC meet … made the ECAC 60-hurdles final for the first time in her career, placing eighth … finished as the Big South 60 hurdles runner-up for the second straight year … also took fourth place in the 200 and eighth in the 60 at the Big South indoor meet … made the Big South All-Academic Team for outdoor track, as well as the Big South Presidential Honor Roll.

2010 (So.): Broke the Liberty 100-meter hurdles record which had stood for 21 years with her 13.65 effort at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier … NCAA Preliminary Round qualifier in the 100 hurdles … placed in two events at the ECAC outdoor meet, coming in sixth in the 100 hurdles and seventh in the 4 x 100 relay … at the Big South outdoor meet, she was second in the 400 hurdles, third in the 100 hurdles and third in the 4 x 100 relay … indoors, placed second in the Big South 60 hurdles, sixth in the 200 and seventh in the 60 … made the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team for outdoor track … included on the Big South Presidential Honor Roll.

2009 (Fr.): Established herself as one of the top young hurdlers in the Big South, placing third in the 100 hurdles outdoors and fourth in the 60 hurdles indoors at the conference meet … qualified for the ECAC 100-meter hurdles semifinals, with a Liberty freshman record 14.18 clocking … served as the leadoff runner for the second-fastest 4 x 100 relay quartet (46.05) in program history, helping the Lady Flames finish third at the Big South meet and fourth at the ECAC Championship … part of Liberty's school record-setting shuttle hurdles relay squad, which clocked a 59.10 at the Penn Relays … at the 2009 Canada Junior Track & Field Championships, won the 4 x 100 relay in meet-record fashion and took third place in the 100 hurdles … Big South Presidential Honor Roll.

Prep: Represented Canada at the 2008 Youth Commonwealth Games, after placing second in the 100-meter hurdles at the Canada Junior National Championships … finished ninth in the 100 hurdles at the 2008 Canadian Olympic Trials … third-place finisher in the 100 hurdles at the 2008 OFSAA meet.

Personal: Daughter of Rick and Barb Charnuski … major is kinesiology … birthday is July 5.

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
55 – 7.33 (Indoor)
60 – 7.76 (Indoor)
100 – 12.39
200 – 24.38 (Also owns indoor school record at 24.87)
300 – 40.44 (Indoor)
55H – 8.24 (Indoor)
60H – 8.65 (Indoor)
100H – 13.65 (School Record)
400H – 1:02.99

Big South Individual Title (1)
2011 Outdoor 100 Hurdles

All-Big South Honors (7)
2009 Outdoor 100 Hurdles – 3rd
2010 Indoor 60 Hurdles – 2nd
2010 Outdoor 400 Hurdles – 2nd
2010 Outdoor 100 Hurdles – 3rd
2011 Indoor 60 Hurdles – 2nd
2011 Outdoor 100 Hurdles - 1st
2011 Outdoor 200 - 3rd