Earned all-conference accolades as a member of the men's distance medley that finished second overall at the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships ... Mainly competed in the mile during the indoor season, crossing the finish line in second-place at the Razorback Invitational ... Won the TCU Invitational in the men's 1,500 meters during the outdoor season ... Also placed 10th in the 1,500 meters at the MWC Outdoor Championships ... Was a member of the men's distance medley quartet that turned in a sixth-place showing at the Texas Relays ... Came back in Austin to place seventh overall in the 1,500 meters.
2009 Cross Country Season
Pels posted runner-up honors at the TCU Season Opener, which was his highest finish ever as a Horned Frog ... Also placed eighth overall at the Ken Garland Invitational ... Pels also competed at the Cowboy Jamboree during the fall campaign.
Collected second-place honors in the mile run at the Texas Tech Invite ... Also ran on the distance medley that placed sixth overall at the MWC Indoor Championships ... Mainly competed in the 800 meters during outdoor, finishing in second-place at the LSU Relays, while also posting two fourth-place showings at the TCU Invitational and Horned Frog Invitational ... Helped the men's 4x800 win the LSU Relays with new complex record.
2008 Cross Country
Pels had a breakout 2008 season as he posted the fourth-best 6K time in the MWC ... His top-finish during the season was a 9th-place finish at the North Texas Opener ... Also finished 34th overall at the Baylor Twilight, while placing 92nd at the Cowboy Jamboree.
Gained valuable experience in the 800 meters and distance medley relay during the indoor season ... Came back during the outdoor season to finish 14th overall in the prelims of the 800 meters at the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships ... In the 1,500 meters, placed third overall twice at the TCU Invitational and Meen Green Twilight.
2007 Cross Country
Pels had a solid freshman campaign at TCU ... He finished 14th overall at the UNT Invite by running a time of 20:39.42 ... Overall, he finished third in the first three meets this fall ... Closed out the year running 30:57 at the MWC Championships.
Pels collected first team all-district honors in cross country ... he was also a two-time all-district selection in track and field ... was district champion in both the 400 meters and 800 meters ... earned three letters in track and field and cross country at Jesuit Prep.