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Michelle Van Pelt
Michelle Van Pelt

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Staten Island, N.Y.

High School:
Notre Dame Academy

Height:
5-6

Major:
Public Relations

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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