Stephanie Van Pelt
Birthday: May 4, 1994
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
College: St. John’s University
Personal Bests: 800m-2:06.18, 1000m-2:43.07, 1500m-4:15.68
2016 NCAA Finalist
6 x School Record Holder at St. John’s University
Favorite Shoe: HOKA ONE ONE® Tracers
Why NJNYTC? It’s a complete dream to run for Gags. His love for the sport is truly inspiring. Also, I lived and competed in New York my entire life. I love New York and it is awesome to represent the greatest place in the world.
Greatest Strength: I’m never satisfied with myself.
Greatest Weakness: I have a hard time letting go of a bad race and moving on.
Favorite Gags Quote: “YEAAHH BAAABY.”
Role Model: Tom Farrell (1968 Olympic Games bronze medalist 800m run)
Hobbies: Yelling at the TV while watching the New York Rangers (as if they could hear me), obsessing over puppies, ice cream enthusiast.
Running Idiosyncrasy: I like my warm-ups faster than usual on race day.
One Run With Anyone: George Harrison, because who needs an iPod when you can have live music running next to you?