Carmie Prinsloo - Women's Cross Country - Arkansas Razorbacks

Carmie Prinsloo

So. | 5-9 | Distance | Pretoria, South Africa | Hoërskool Montana

Freshman (2021-22)
Outdoor: Qualified for NCAA West Preliminary round in 1,500m, finishing 37th with a 4:25.85 … Placed 17th in prelims of 1,500m at SEC Championships with a 4:24.94 … Opened outdoor season at Stanford Invitational, placing fifth in 1,500m (4:30.15) and sixth in 800m (2:11.81) … Finished sixth in 800m (2:13.74) at John McDonnell Invitational … Posted time of 4:24.92 in 1,500m at Bryan Clay Invitational … Finished 16th in Penn Relays 1,500m with a season best 4:22.91.

Indoor: Finished 16th in prelims of mile at SEC Indoor (4:50.98) … Opened season with a 2:53.80 for fifth in 1,000m at Arkansas Invitational … Raced three times at mile distance, starting with 4:51.50 debut in Razorback Invitational … Set career best 4:48.86 at Washington’s Husky Classic … Also made 800m indoor debut with a 2:10.36 for fifth in Arkansas Qualifier.

Cross Country: Finished 35th in SEC Championships, covering the 6k course at Missouri in 21:31.2 … Placed 41st in NCAA South Central Region with a 22:00.2 over 6k … Debut race as a Razorback came in Mizzou Opener, where she placed fourth in 17:10.5 over 5k course … Ran 21:05.0 on 6k course at Oregon’s Dellinger Invitational, placing 51st … Finished eighth in Chile Pepper Festival with a 17:14.5 clocking on 5k course at Agri Park.

2018 Youth Olympian who is the fourth female distance runner from South Africa to become a Razorback, following Christine Kalmer, Dominique Scott and Carina Viljoen. In March of 2020, in three races over a span of seven days, improved her best times to 4:17.09 (1,500m), 16:39.64 (5,000m) and 2:06.66 (800m).

During 2021 season, bettered times in 3,000m with 9:13.51, and 5,000m with 16:12.57. Among U20 lists, ranked as the top South African in 2021 in the 3,000m and 5,000m while No. 15 in both events on Africa U20 list. Bronze medalist at South African Championships in 1,500m, and her top time of 4:18.05 for the season ranked first in South Africa on the U20 list and No. 14 among Africa U20.

A two-time South African junior cross country champion who has raced barefoot, competed in the 2019 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Denmark, placing 27th and finishing second among the South African squad as they were fifth in team scoring. Competed in the 2019 Senior Championships in South Africa, claimed silver medals in the 1,500m and 10,000m. During the Youth Olympics, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, finished fourth in the 3,000m and also placed 13th among a field of 52 athletes in a cross country race.

Career best marks: 2:06.66 A (800m), 2:47.58 A (1,000m), 4:18.05 (1,500m), 9:13.51 (3,000m), 16:12.57 (5,000m), 36:10.21 A (10,000m)

Carmie Prinsloo was born January 31, 2002.

Carmie Prinsloo | Career stats


  • 800 | 2:10.36
  • 1,000 | 2:53.80
  • Mile | 4:48.86


  • 800 | 2:06.66 A (HS)
  • 1,000 | 2:47.58 A (HS)
  • 1,500 | 4:18.05 (HS)
  • 3,000 | 9:13.51 (HS)
  • 5,000 | 16:12.57 (HS)
  • 10,000 | 36:10.21 A (HS)