Viljoen Cracks Arkansas All-Time Top-10 at Bryan Clay Invitational

AZUSA, Calif. – The South African native etched her name in the Arkansas record book as Carina Viljoen added her name to the Razorback All-Time Top-10 list Friday night on the final day of the Bryan Clay Invitational.

Viljoen highlighted a group of four who competed in the 1,500-meters Friday night as she crossed the line in 4:14.27 for eighth-place. Her time stands as the seventh-fastest mark in program history bumping Jessica Kamilos and Therese Haiss off the list with their identical times of  4:16.31 from 2015 and 2017, respectively. Viljoen’s time shaved two seconds off her lifetime-best heading into the meet.

Taylor Werner took 16th-place shaving almost 10 seconds off her lifetime-best as she crossed the line in 4:17.79 topping her previous best of 4:25.96.

The true-freshman Meghan Underwood took 33rd-place with her lifetime-best of 4:22.39 that shaved four seconds off her previous best of 4:26.33 from the end of March.

Rounding out competition on the night for Arkansas was Rachel Nichwitz who ran 4:43.38 for 138th-place.

Arkansas will continue this weekend’s slate with action at the LSU Alumni Gold meet in Baton Rouge, La. tomorrow morning starting at 9:40 a.m. from the Bernie Moore track stadium on the campus of LSU.