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Carina Viljoen
Carina Viljoen

Carina Viljoen

So | Distance | Johannesburg, South Africa / Hoerskool Randburg

Freshman (2017)
Picked up a pair of first-place finishes in the 1,000 and DMR at the Arkansas Invitational and Vanderbilt Invitational, respectively, to open her first indoor season as a Razorback … Posted a PR in the mile of 4:46.01 in the preliminary round of the event at the SEC Indoor Championships before going on to finish eighth at her first league meet … Opened outdoor season with a victory in the 800 at the Arkansas Spring Invitational … Raced to a second-place finish in the 1,500 at the Stanford Invitational … Posted a PR of 4:19.62 in the 1,500 at the Bryan Clay Invitational … Placed first in the 3,000 at the John McDonnell Invitational, clocking a personal best of 9:32.86 … Collected a pair of top-two finishes with the DMR and 4-x-800 meter relay teams at the SEC Relays … Ran a PR of 2:08.77 in the 800 at the Arkansas Twilight … Scored three points towards Arkansas’ team win at the SEC Outdoor Championships off a sixth-place finish in the 1,500 … Capped the year, placing 14th in the 1,500 at the NCAA West Preliminary Round, two places shy of a national championships berth.

High School
11-time South Africa National Champion (1,500, 3,000 and cross country) … Represented South Africa on the international level at the IAAF World Youth Track and Field Championship (1,500 finalist) and the World Cross Country Championship … African Cross Country Championship qualifier … Southern Region Track and Field Championship (3,000) … Southern Region Cross Country Championship.

Born on April 15, 1997 … Daughter of Gerhard and Elise Viljoen … Has one brother; Daniel … Majoring in accounting.