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