Competed in 13 meets… Posted lifetime-best of 4:33.88 in the Mile, 2:07.80 in the 800-meters, 15:54.02 in the 5,000-meters, and 4:13.27 in the 1,500-meters… Earned First-Team All-American honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the Mile finishing fifth… Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor meet in the 1,500-meters… Recorded 15 top-10 finishes… SEC Silver medalist in the Mile indoors and SEC Silver medalist outdoors at 1,500-meters… Ran the No. 6 time in program history in the 1,500-meters at the NCAA West Prelims in Sacramento, Calif…
Competed in seven meets during the indoor season… Set a personal-best in the 3,000-meters at the Razorback Invitational running 9:30.85 (Jan. 26)… Posted a personal-best of 4:39.01 in the Mile at the Husky Classic (Feb. 9)… Bronze medalist in the Mile, and silver medalist in the DMR at the SEC Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas…
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.
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.