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  Michelle Van Pelt

Michelle Van Pelt



Staten Island, N.Y.

High School:
Notre Dame Academy


Public Relations


Cross Country Places 15th In Van Cortlandt Park Season Debut

Junior Stephanie Van Pelt leads St. John's with 32nd-place individual finish.


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

13 Red Storm teams represented on all-conference list.


Van Pelt Sisters Post Top-10 Finishes in Season Finale At ECAC Championships

Red Storm hosts Bill Ward Track & Field Meet on Dec. 6 to open the track & field season.


Cross Country Concludes Season At ECAC Championships

Three Red Storm sophomores will race in Coaches' Association 5K race.


Sophomore Quartet Competes At NCAA Northeast Regional

Penultimate meet of the season sees Van Pelt sisters post seasonal bests.


BIG EAST Cross Country Championship

BIG EAST Cross Country Championship


Cross Country Metropolitan Championships

Cross Country Metropolitan Championships


L.I.U.-C.W. Post Invite

St. John's Cross Country L.I.U.-C.W. Post Invite Sept. 15, 2012

As A Sophomore (2013): Competed in every race of the season ... set a personal-best time of 20:00.88 for 5K at the LIU Post Invitational in a 28th-place finish (Sept. 15) ... placed 10th overall in the Coaches' Association 5K race at the ECAC Championships (Nov. 23) in a time of 20:54.4 in the last race of the season ... placed 41st in a career-best time of 17:05.66 for 4K at the season-opening SJU-Hofstra Fall XC Festival (Sept. 7) ... recorded a 6K time of 25:02.0 in placing 61st at the BIG EAST Championship (Nov. 2) in Somers, Wis.

As A Freshman (2012-13): Selected to the 2012-13 BIG EAST Conference All-Academic Team ... Cross Country - opened her St. John's career by covering the 5K course at the C.W. Post Invite in 21:46 (Sept. 15) ... finished sixth for the Red Storm at the Metropolitan Championships in a time of 22:21 for 5K (Oct. 5) ... placed 21st overall at the STJ XC Fall Festival in a time of 17:06 for 4K (Oct. 14) ... recorded a time of 25:56 for 6K at her first BIG EAST Championships (Oct. 26) ... set a personal best time of 23:54.0 for 6K at the NCAA Northeast Regional (Nov. 9), shaving over a minute from her time at the BIG EAST Championships.

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 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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