|High School:||Walkerville HS|
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-meter run - 26:43.7 (2017 NCAA DII Midwest Regional)
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.