Prior to Illinois
Fifth-ranked 400m junior in Africa and the number two ranked 400m runner in South Africa ... South African junior national champion in the 400m ... Finalist in the 400m at the 2007 World Youth Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic ... Has also competed at the ISF World Gymnasiade in Greece and the African Championships in Madagascar, Mozambique and Botswana ... Team captain for the 2006 ISF World Gymnasiade team in Greece and the African Championships team in Botswana ... Six-time South African Sportsman of the Year.
Born Oct. 7, 1990 in Vereeniging, South Africa ... Son of Louis and Marinda Maartens ... Has one sister, Monique ... Enrolled in the general curriculum.
Maartens' High School Personal Bests