Red Storm hosts Bill Ward Track & Field Meet on Dec. 6 to open the track & field season.
Three Red Storm sophomores will race in Coaches' Association 5K race.
Penultimate meet of the season sees Van Pelt sisters post seasonal bests.
Friday's Regional meet serves as the qualifier for the NCAA Championship.
Red Storm places 10th in Somers, Wis. behind trio of top-7 nationally ranked opponents.
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