Carina Viljoen

Sr | 5-7 | Distance | Johannesburg, South Africa | Hoerskool Randburg

Junior (2018)
Competed in six meets… Chile pepper Festival Runner-up… Fourth-place finisher at the SEC Championships earning First-Team All-SEC honors… Earned All-Region honors finishing fourth in College Station, Texas… Took 61st-place at the NCAA Championships…

Sophomore (2017)
Opened up her second season with Arkansas at the Notre Dame Joe Piane Invitational (Sept. 29), she finished with the third-best time for the Razorbacks and 32nd overall at 17:02.90 … Competed in the Pre-Nationals meet (Oct. 14), she finished 31st overall with the third-best time for Arkansas at 20:28.00 … At the SEC Championships (Oct. 26) she helped Arkansas win the SEC Conference Title finishing sixth overall and second for the Razorbacks at 20:29.10 … She earned All-Region honors at the NCAA South-Central Regional (Nov. 10), finishing second overall at 19:36.00 … She competed at the NCAA Cross Country Championships (Nov. 18) finishing first for the Razorbacks and 48th overall at 20:20.40

Freshman (2016)
Arkansas career began at the Cowboy Duals (Sept. 1) where she was the top performer with a time of 10:35.50 … In her next meet, the Riverside Invitational (Sept. 17), she finished fourth overall and third for the Razorbacks with a personal best at 20:30.50 … Furthered her season improvement with another personal best in the Chile Pepper Festival (Oct. 1) clocking a 16:36.00 … Competed in the Pre-Nationals meet (Oct. 15) posting 21:22.60, finishing as sixth-best for the Razorbacks, good enough for 95th overall … A 23rd overall finish helped Arkansas to another SEC title at the SEC Championship (Oct. 28) with a time of 21:13.90, good enough for eighth-best for the Razorbacks … Earned All-Region honors by placing 15th overall at the NCAA South Central Region (Nov. 11), finishing as fourth-best for the Razorbacks at 20:55.60.

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.