|High School:||Walkerville HS|
Sophomore (2018-19): Ran a personal best in the 1500-meter run with a time of 5:38.34 placing 27th at the GLIAC Championships.
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 Cross Country (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 cross country and track... 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. Majoring in Psychology.
Track and Field Personal Records:
1600-meter run- 6:11.79
1500-meter run - 5:38.34
800-meter run - 2:46.32