Freshman (2017-18): Competed in all fall XC meets and winter Indoor Track competitions.
High School: Named to the Division Four all-state cross country squad three straight seasons (2013-15) at Walkerville (Mich.) High School...Class D All-State in Track (2012-16)...Qualified to participate in the state cross country meet as an eighth grader ... Coached by Michelle Sweet ... Graduated in 2017 ... A four-time (2013-16) All-West Michigan D League First-Team selection ... Lettered four years each in both basketball and volleyball ... Member of school's Youth Advisory Council and Student Council.
Personal: Daughter of Herb and Gail Merten ... Born in Muskegon, Mich. ... Has two older sisters ... Hobbies are running and reading.