|High School:||Walkerville HS|
Junior (2019): Competed in five meets… Earned 39th place in 5,000 meters with a personal time record of 21:23.2 at Northwood Invitational… Garnered 236th place finish out of 291 finishers in 6,000 meteres at MSU Spartans Invitationals… Earned 30th place in 6,000 meters at Warrior Challenge… Garnered 376th place in 6,000 meters at Lewis Crossover… Earned 95th place finish out of 116 in 6,000 meters with a personal time record of 25:45.3 at GLIAC Cross Country Championships.
Sophomore (2018): Ran a personal-best time of 23:46.1 at the UW-Parkside Open placing 116th.
Freshman (2017): Ran a personal-best time of 26:43.7 at the NCAA DII Midwest Regional placing 183rd out of 197.
XC Personal Records:
3.1-mile run - 21:59.0 (2017 Lansing CC Invitational)
5,000-meter run - 21:23.2 (Northwood XC Invitational, 2019)
6,000 meters - 25.45.3 (2019 GLIAC Cross Country Championship)
3.11-mile run - 23:46.1 (2018 UW-Parkside Vic Godfrey Open)
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.