Michelle Van Pelt
Michelle  Van Pelt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Staten Island, N.Y.

High School:
Notre Dame Academy

Height:
5-6½

Event:
Mid-Distance

Major:
Public Relations

07/31/2014

BIG EAST Names 169 St. John's Student-Athletes To 2013-14 All-Academic Team

13 Red Storm teams represented on all-conference list.

05/11/2014

Mooney Crowned Conference Champion Again As Red Storm Finishes Fifth At BIG EAST Outdoor Championship

St. John's finishes with 88 team points and claims six total medals in Villanova, Pa.

05/05/2014

Red Storm Wins Six Events And Honors Seniors At Inaugural Tom Farrell Classic

St. John's pays tribute to volunteer assistant coach and Olympic medalist.

04/27/2014

Red Storm Impresses At Penn Relays

Senior Danette Hinton posts fourth-best hammer throw performance in program history.

04/22/2014

Red Storm Track & Field Wins 11 Events At Annual Monday Meeting

St. John's back at DaSilva Memorial Track on May 3 for inaugural Tom Farrell Classic.

04/21/2014

Monday Track & Field Meeting - April 21, 2014

Monday Track & Field Meeting - April 21, 2014

As a Junior (2014-15): Selected as a member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team … Indoor Track – 4x400-meter relay: ran in this event just once during indoor season and finished sixth at the Princeton Women’s Quad Meet with a time of 4:08.10 (Jan. 9) … 800-meters: ran an indoor season-best time of 2:21.95 during a preliminary round of the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (Feb. 28 – March 1) … DMR: finished fourth as a member of the DMR team at the NYC Metropolitan Championships (Feb. 5-6) with a time of 12:40.11 … Outdoor Track – 800-meters: took home a silver medal at the USMMA 7-Way Meet in the 800-meters with a time of 2:22.30 (April 12) … ran an outdoor season-best time of 2:15.84 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (May 8-9) … 4x400-meter relay: won a gold medal in the 4x400-meter relay at the USMMA 7-Way Meet (April 12) with a total time of 4:03.50

As a Sophomore (2013-14): Indoor Track – 500-meters: recorded a personal-best time of 1:20.26 at the Lafayette/Rider Winter Games (Feb. 14) to finish 17th overall … 800-meters: took home an eighth place finish at the Princeton Women’s Triangular Meet with a time of 2:34.44 (Jan. 10) … finished 11th overall at the Metropolitan Indoor Championships with a time of 2:21.88 (Jan. 30-31) … 4x800-meter relay: ran in the event just twice during indoor season including a fifth place finish at the Metropolitan Indoor Championships when her relay team ran a 9:46.45 (Jan. 30-31) … Outdoor Track – 1500-meters: ran a personal-best time of 4:49.99 in the 1500-meters at the Princeton Quad Meet (April 12) to finish 12th overall … 4x800-meter relay: took home a fifth place finish at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a total team time of 9:00.73 (May 9-11)

As A Freshman (2012-13): Indoor - 1000-meters: ran the event three times, posting a personal-best time of 3:08.90 in a fourth-place finish at the Lafayette-Rider Winter Games (2/8/13) ... Outdoor - 800-meters: placed 18th at the Metropolitan Championships (April 12-13) in a personal best time of 2:26.59.

At Notre Dame Academy: Lettered four years in track & field ... competed in the 100, 200, 400 and 800-meter races ... member of the 2011 Staten Island Cross Country Championship team ... recorded personal-best times of 1:00 in the 400-meters, 13.0 seconds in the 100-meter dash and 27.0 seconds in the 200-meters ... played two seasons of varsity soccer.

Personal: Daughter of Linda and Charles Van Pelt ... has two siblings, Michael and twin sister Stephanie who also runs track & field for St. John's ... inducted into the National Honor Society ... volunteered with the NYC Marathon, CYO track & field, Polar Plunge and CYO soccer organizations ... chose St. John's for the opportunity to compete in the BIG EAST and stay close to home.

Off the Track

Favorite Movie: The Notebook

Favorite Food: Chicken Parmigiana

Favorite Book: "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer

Favorite Song: "Michelle" by The Beatles

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