2010-2011:Participated in the 1,500- and 5,000-meter runs and the 3,000-meter steeplechase during the outdoor season ... Recorded a PR of 18:51.96 and placed eighth in the 5,000 at the DePaul Invitational (April 16) to finish eighth ... Notched top times of 4:42.04 in the 1,500 and 11:03.37 in the steeplechase... Competed in the 1,000-meter run at the Badger Track Classic (Jan. 15), her only meet of the indoor season ...BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
2008-09: Ran an indoor season best time of 5:13.40 in the mile at the Meyo Invitational...Took ninth in the mile at the Hoosier Hills Invitational...Finished the 1500m in a personal best time of 4:49.05 at the Georgia Relays, good for second place...Took fourth in the 800m at the MU vs. UWM Dual Meet, finishing in 2:23.89...Qualified for the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships at the Duke invitational, finishing the 3000m steeplechase in 11:09.09...Finished fourth in the 3000m steeplechase at the Wisconsin Twilight.
2007-08: Was one of three Golden Eagles to compete in the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships, finishing the 3000m in seventh place...In her first collegiate meet, helped the team finish first and ran a 15:07 4K, good for 12th place at the Illini Open...Placed 15th at the Midwestern Collegiate Invitational...At the Bill Dellinger Invitational, was the fifth Golden Eagle to cross the finish line with a 6K time of 22:01...Ran a 22:21 6K at the BiG EAST Championships and finished in 54th place...Finished 86th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a 23:03 finish...In her lone indoor meet, won the 3000m and set a personal record with a time of 10:31.98 at the Hawk Invitational...Recorded a Junior National qualifying time in the 3000m at the Baldy Castillo Invitational, with a personal best time of 10:08.83.
High School: At Hudson Senior High School, Pelzel was a four-year letterwinner on the track team...Holds the school record in the 1600m, 800m, and 4x800m...Was the Wisconsin District I Runner Athlete of the Year in 2005...Two-time Academic All-State winner....Earned the Best Sportsmanship Award and helped her team to the 2007 conference, sectional, regional and state championship as a senior...National qualifier in the 1600m medley and 4x800 distance medley...Three-time First Team All-Conference selection...Earned a Second Team All-State nod in 2006.
Personal: Pelzel was born in Eau Claire, Wis. and is the daughter of Roger and Sheila Pelzel...Has a sister, Kari and brother Kevin...Born on March 1, 1989...Is an education, math and psychology triple major.