Chelse Van Spronsen
Chelse Van Spronsen
Height: 5-9
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Jenison, Mich.
High School: Jenison
Events: Distance
Major: Biology/Chemistry/IPHS

College Career:

Personal Bests (Year):

800-meter run - 2:37.44 (2015)

1500-meter run - 5:35.33 (2016)

One Mile run (Indoor) - 5:27.19 (2017)

3000-meter run (Indoor) - 10:41.28 (2017)

5000-meter run - 18:35.09 (2017)

3000-meter steeplechase - 11:48.00 (2017)

2017 Outdoor:

  • MIAA Academic Honor Roll.
  • Named MIAA Field Athlete of the Week on Apr. 3 for her victory in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the Charles A. Gray Invitational
  • Won the 5000-meter run at the Jim Cole Scottie Open with a personal-best time of 18:35.09
  • Finished second in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the Calvin College Tune-Up
  • Set personal-best 11:48.00 in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the MIAA Field Day; finished fifth

2016-17 Indoor:

  • MIAA Academic Honor Roll.
  • Competed in five meets
  • Memeber of the conference runner-up distance medlay relay team
  • Winner of the 3000 meter run at the Defiance College Invitational
  • Ran season-best 10:41.28 in the 3000 meter run at the MIAA Indoor CHampionships 

2016 Outdoor:

  • MIAA Academic Honor Roll.
  • Competed in four meets.
  • First place in the 3000 meter at the Calvin College Tune-up.
  • Member of the second place 4x800 meter relay team at the 21st Annual Dick Small Invitational.

2015-16 Indoor:

  • Competed in five meets.
  • First place finish in the 3000 meter run at the Defiance College Invitational.
  • Second place in the 3000 meter run at the Aquinas College Little meet. 
  • Ran a career best in the 3000 meter with a time of 10:53.18 at the SVSU Classic.

2015 Outdoor:

  • Competed in four meets.
  • Second place in the 3000 meter at the Ernie Mousseau Classic.

2014-15 Indoor:

  • Competed in four meets.
  • Third place in the 3000 meter at the Defiance College Invitational.
  • Member of the fourth place distance medley relay team at the SVSU "Jets Pizza" Invitational.

High School: 6th place at Conference for outdoor track in the Steeple Chase, earned All-Conference. 

Community Service: Relay for Life. 

Personal: Also a member of the varsity Cross Country team ... Plays violin in the Symphony Orchestra ... Chose to attend Alma College because of its small size and opportunities available.