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HELENE SWANEPOEL

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BIO

PERFORMANCE RESULTS

Freshman made her first NCAA Championship appearance as a member of FSU’s 4×400 relay, handling the leadoff leg on the ninth-place team to earn second-team All-American honors…arrived in Arkansas just three months after moving to the U.S. from Wellington, South Africa…has been a standout on relay teams throughout the indoor season, handling the 400m leg on the DMR which qualified in 11:04.53; the No. 4 team in school history…ran leadoff leg of winning and qualifying 4×400 quartet at Alex Wilson Invitational, which laid down the No. 2 time (3:35.25) in program history…competed in five meets…produced a 55.71 in lone open 400 performance at Doc Hale Invitational…placed fourth in 600-yard at Rod McCravy Memorial…could well have a greater impact outdoors when she turns her attention to the 400-meter hurdles.

Personal

Gained international recognition when she won the 2013 World Youth Games 400-meter hurdle title in 58.08 at Donetsk…that July victory capped a big year, which included South African junior titles in both the 400 hurdles and 400 (54.44) in April, while racing in Pretoria…raced sparingly in 2014 prior to coming to Florida State…born Aug. 5, 1996.