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Antoinette van der Merwe

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Awards & Accolades

  • First-team All-ACC – 60mH (2023)

2022 Outdoor Season

  • Yellow Jacket Invitational
    • Ran a 24.37 in the 200m
    • Ran a 13.43 in the 100mH
  • Austin Relays
    • Ran a 13.69 in the 100mH
  • Florida Relays
    • Ran a 12.04 in the 100m
    • Ran a 13.82 in the 100mH
    • Member of the 4x100m relay team that ran a 44.92
  • Tennessee Relays
    • Ran a 13.47 in the 100mH
    • Ran a 24.54 in the 200m
  • Tom Jones
    • Ran a 13.63 in the 100mH
  • South Carolina
    • Ran a 12.34 in the 100m
    • Member of the 4x100m relay team that ran a 43.99
  • Penn Relays
    • Member of the 4x100m relay team that ran a 43.87
    • Ran a 13.94 in the 100mH
  • ACC Outdoor Championships
    • Ran a 13.36 in the 100mH
  • NCAA Regionals
    • Ran a 13.91 in the 100mH

2021-22 Indoor Season

  • Clemson Opener
    • Ran a 41.11 in the 300m
    • Ran an 8.53 in the 60m hurdles
  • Orange and Purple Invite
    • Ran an 8.60 in the 60m hurdles
    • Ran a 40.04 in the 300m
    • Member of the 4x400m relay team that ran a 3:51.71
  • Clemson Invitational
    • Ran a 8.58 in the 60mh
    • Ran a 24.85 in the 200m
  • Hokie Invitational
    • Ran a 7.73 in the 60m
    • Ran a 24.86 in the 200m
  • Bob Pollock
    • Ran a 7.63 in the 60m
    • Ran a 8.42 in the 60mH
    • Ran a 24.81 in the 200m
  • ACC Indoor Championships
    • Ran a 8.40 in the 60mH
    • Ran a 7.54 in the 60m

2021 Outdoor Season

  • Opened her outdoor season by racing the 100m at the Tiger Track Classic (March 19-20).
  • At the Tiger Track Classic, van der Merwe ran 11.75 to finish 7th. The race had a +2.2 wind.
  • Made her collegiate debut in the 100mH during the FSU Relays (March 25-26), running 14.14 to finish eighth overall.
  • Set a season’s best in the 100m at the UCF Knights Invite (April 23-24), crossing the line with a wind-legal time of 11.69.
  • During the Florida Relays (April 2-3), van der Merwe crossed the line with a wind-legal mark of 11.75.
  • At the Torrin Lawrence Memorial (April 30 – May 1), van der Merwe won the 100m, 110m, and 200m.
    • Her win in the 200m was the first of her collegiate career.
    • Won the 110m after an error on behalf of the meet.
  • During the ACC Outdoor Championships (May 13-15), van der Merwe contested the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.
    • In the 100m, van der Merwe ran 11.82 to finish 15th overall.
    • For the 200m, van der Merwe finish 12th overall by running 23.94.
    • Helped her team finish fourth in the 4x100m relay by running the anchor leg of the relay.
  • Ran the third leg of Clemson’s 4x100m relay at the NCAA Preliminary East Region (May 26-29) meet, helping her team to run 43.46 and secure their spot at NCAA’s.
    • This was the third-fastest time in program history at the time of its recording.
  • During the NCAA Prelims, van der Merwe ran the 200m, crossing the line in 24.05 seconds.
  • Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 9-12) as a member of the Tigers’ 4x100m relay.

2021 Indoor Season

  • Made her Clemson debut during the Bob Pollock Invitational (Jan. 29-30).
  • During the ACC Indoor Championships (Feb. 27-29), competed in both the 60m and 60mH.
    • Qualified for the final of the 60m, finishing 8th overall in 7.58.
    • Set a personal best in the 60m during the prelims by running 7.48.
    • In the 60mH, ran 8.52 in the prelims.
  • At the Bob Pollock Invitational, van der Merwe ran the 200 meters (24.86) and 60 meters (7.60 [P]/7.63 [F]).
  • Set a season’s best for the 60mH, running 8.60 at the Tiger Paw Invite (Feb. 12-13).
  • Contested both the 60m hurdles and 200m at the South Carolina Invitational (Feb. 6), setting personal bests at each distance.
    • In the 60m hurdles, van der Merwe ran 8.76 during her debut at the event. This mark was set during her preliminary heat.
    • At 200 meters, van der Merwe set an indoor personal best in the one-lap race by running 24.66.

Prior to Clemson…

Antoinette van der Merwe will join Clemson in January as one of the world’s most highly sought-after athletes… primarily contests the 100-meter hurdles, 100 meters, and 200 meters… finished second at the African U20 Championships in both the 100-meter hurdles and 200 meters in April of 2019… captured victory in both the 100-meter hurdles and 200 meters at the South African U20 Championships… finished second in the 100-meter hurdles at the South African Championships… has a personal best of 11.49 in the 100 meters… has a personal best in 23.90 in the 200 meters… has a personal best of 13.81 in the 100-meter hurdles… will come to Clemson after her time at the University of Pretoria and is a native of Centurion, South Africa.