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

College Career

Personal Bests (Year):

800-meter run: 2:37.44 (2015)

1000-meter run: 3:21.82 (2018)

1500-meter run: 5:13.84 (2018)

One Mile run: 5:27.19 (2017)

3000-meter run: 10:40.15 (2018)

5000-meter run: 18:35.09 (2017)

3000-meter steeplechase: 11:48.00 (2017)

2018 Outdoor:

  • MIAA Academic Honor Roll.
  • Competed in seven meets.
  • Named MIAA Track Athlete of the Week on March 26 for her fourth-place performance in the 5000-meter run at the Polar Bear Invitational.
  • Won the 3000-meter run at the Calvin College Tune-Up.
  • Ran season-best time of 18:41.77 at the Gregory Invitational on May 16.

2017-18 Indoor:

  • Competed in five meets.
  • Earned three victories: the one mile run at the Aquinas College Little Meet and the 3000-meter events at the Defiance College Invitational and among non-NCAA I competition at the Jack Skoog Invitational.
  • Finished fourth at the MIAA Indoor Championships in the 3000-meter run.

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.