As a Junior (2014-15): Named to the All-BIG EAST Outdoor team after finishing third in the 1,500-meters …selected as a member of the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team and BIG EAST All-Academic Team … Indoor Track – 800-meters: began the indoor season by winning a bronze medal at the STJ Bill Ward Meet in the 800-meters with a time of 2:22.43 (Dec. 8) … took home a gold medal at the St. Joseph’s Winter Invite with a time of 2:20.59 (Jan. 17) … Mile Race: ran in this event just twice during indoor season taking home a gold and silver medal … finished first at the NYC Gotham Cup (Jan. 16) with a personal-best time of 5:01.96 and finished second at the STJ Bill Ward Meet (Dec. 8) with a time of 5:07.05 … 1000-meters: placed third at the Princeton Women’s Quad Meet with a time of 2:55.66 (Jan. 9) … won a silver medal at the NYC Metropolitan Championships (Feb. 5-6) with a time of 2:57.37 … took home a fifth place finish at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (Feb. 28 – March 1) with a time of 2:53.15 … ran a personal-best time of 2:48.12 during a preliminary round of the ECAC Indoor Championships (March 6-8) and then later won a gold medal in the 1000-meters at the event … Outdoor Track – 800-meters: began the outdoor season by placing seventh at the Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational with a time of 2:13.37 (April 10-11) … won a gold medal at the Tom Farrell Classic (May 1-2) with a personal-best time of 2:11.58 … 1500-meters: earned a chance to race in the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Rounds where she finished 44th overall with a time of 4:31.92 (May 28-30) … won a silver medal in the 1500-meters at the Miami Hurricane Invitational (April 10-11) with a time of 4:34.10 … won a bronze medal at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships by running a personal-best time of 4:23.67 in the 1500-meters (May 8-9)
As A Sophomore (2013-14): Indoor - 1,000-meters: placed eighth at the NYU Saturday Night Shootout (Jan. 18) in a seasonal-best time of 3:06.34 ... clocked a time of 3:08.05 in a sixth-place finish at the Princeton Tri Meet (Jan. 10) ... 4x800-meter relay: finished eighth at the BIG EAST Championship (Feb. 22) in 8:44.52 with the entire field running one lap short ... placed fifth at the Metropolitan Championships (Jan. 31) in 9:46.45 ... Distance Medley: placed eighth at the BIG AST Championship (Feb. 22) in 12:30.29 ... Outdoor - 800-meters: competed at the distance six times, setting a personal best of 2:13.23 in the preliminary round of the BIG EAST Championship (March 10) ... claimed an individual title at the SJU Monday Meeting (April 21) in a winning time of 2:19.66 ... placed fifth at the inaugural Tom Farrell Classic (March 3) in 2:19.98 ... 1,500-meters: clocked a personal-best time of 4:47.04 at the Princeton Quad (April 12), placing 11th ... 4x800-meter relay: clocked a seasonal-best time at the BIG EAST Championship (May 10), claiming fifth in 9:00.73 ... placed eighth in the college division of the Penn Relays (April 24) in a time of 9:07.22.
As A Freshman (2012-13): Selected to the 2012-13 BIG EAST Conference All-Academic Team ...Indoor- 1000-meters: ran the distance run four times, posting a personal best time of 3:00.36 in a 10th-place finish at the Metropolitan Championships (Jan 24-25) ... DMR: claimed a bronze medal at the Metropolitan Championships (Jan. 24-25) in a time of 13:04.68 ... posted a seasonal best time of 12:17.08 at the BIG EAST Championships (Feb. 17) ... 4x800-meter relay: posted a seasonal best time of 9:07.19 in an 11th-place finish at the BIG EAST Championships (Feb. 16-17) ... Outdoor - 1500-meters : took home a bronze medal at the STJ Monday Meeting (April 1) ... 800-meters: competed in the event five times, posting a personal best time of 2:19.34 at the Same Howell Invite (April 6) ... 4x800-meter relay: posted a seasonal best time of 8:58.51 in the preliminary round of the ECAC Championships (May 12).
At Notre Dame Academy: Lettered four years in track & field ... competed in the 800-meter, 1000-meter races and the distance medley and 4x800-meter relays ... member of the 2011 Staten Island Cross Country Championship team ... ran in the distance medley relay at the Championship of America in the Penn Relays ... captained the outdoor track & field team for two seasons ... recorded personal-best times of 2:16 in the 800-meters, 3:01 in the 1000-meters, and 3:42 in the 1200-meters ... played two seasons of varsity soccer.
Personal: Daughter of Linda and Charles Van Pelt ... has two siblings, Michael and twin sister Michelle who also runs track & field for St. John's ... majoring in Environmental Science ... inducted into the National Honor Society ... volunteered with the Siller Run, CYO track & field, basketball and soccer organizations ... chose St. John's for the opportunity to compete in the BIG EAST.
Off the Track
Favorite Movie: The Notebook
Favorite Food: Eggplant
Favorite Book: "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer
Favorite Song: "Forever and Always" by Taylor Swift