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Kaitlyn Van Baalen
Kaitlyn Van Baalen
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Basking Ridge, N.J.
High School: Ridge
Position: Middle Distance

Career Best Marks



800 meters (Indoor)


800 meters (Outdoor)


One Mile (Indoor)


1,500 meters (Outdoor)




  • NCAA qualifier in the indoor 800 meters
  • USTFCCCA All-Region in the indoor 800 meters
  • UAA Champion in the indoor 800 meters
  • All-UAA in the indoor 800 meters (1st) and outdoor 4x800-meter relay (3rd)
  • Posted the No. 4 time in school history in the indoor 800 meters (2:16.21), No. 5 in the indoor distance medley relay (11:58.92), No. 8 in the outdoor 800 meters (2:16.54) and No. 9 in the outdoor 4x800-meter relay (9:28.07)
  • Recorded the top time on the team in the indoor 800 meters (2:16.21)
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic


  • Major: Public Policy
  • UChicago activities: Mentor with Moneythink, Senior Writer for the Gate political review, member of Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity
  • Dean's List
  • Earned seven varsity letters in track & field and three varsity letters in cross country in high school
  • Personal records: 800m (2:13), 1600m (4:59), 5K (19:25)
  • Five-time New Jersey State Champion in the 4x800m relay, three-time All-American and two-time New Balance National Champion in the 4x800m relay
  • State Sectional champion (1600m), Somerset County champion (1600m and 800m)
  • Top 5 Student, National AP Scholar
  • Treasurer of the Ridge Make-A-Wish chapter, member of the Certamen Quiz Bowl team