Kate Merlo
Kate Merlo
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: New Lothrop, Mich
High School: New Lothrop
Events: Sprints
Major: Nursing

College Career

Personal Bests (Year):

60-meter dash: 9.40 seconds (2018)

100-meter dash: 14.68 seconds (2018)

200-meter dash: 29.99 seconds (2016)

400-meter dash: 1:11.27 (2016)

Discus: 31.74 meters (2018)

Hammer Throw: 30.55 meters (2018)

2018 Outdoor:

  • Competed in five meets.
  • Finished third in discus, fifth in hammer throw, at the Calvin College Double Dual.
  • Finished fith in discus at the Olivet College Quad meet.

2017-18 Indoor:

  • Competed in five meets.
  • Claimed fourth in the 60-meter dash at the Aquinas College Little Meet.
  • Ran personal-best 60-meter dash at the MIAA Indoor Championships.

2017 Outdoor:

  • Competed in six meets.
  • Finished fifth in 400-meter dash at Jim Cole Scottie Open.
  • Set personal-best Discus of 24.74 meters at the Calvin College Tune-Up.

2016-17 Indoor:  

  • Competed in six meets.
  • A member of the second-place 4x400 meter relay team at the SVSU Doug Hansen Open.

2016 Outdoor:

  • MIAA Academic Honor Roll.
  • Competed in five meets.
  • Third place in the 200 meter at the Northwood GO MAD Open.
  • Fourth place in the 400 meter at the Northwood GO MAD Open.
  • Member of the second place 4x400 meter relay team at the Calvin College Tune-Up.

2015-16 Indoor:

  • Competed in five meets.
  • Eighth place in the 400 meter at the Aquinas College Little Meet.

High School: Two-year volleyball Conference Champs, District Champs ... 2-year softball District Champs ... Volleyball Athlete of the Week, Basketball All-Region, Softball All-Conference x2 and All-District x2. 

Community Service: Meals on Wheels, Blood Drive, Tutoring. 

Personal: Father Mark Merlo played football, brother Nick Merlo played football and ran track, brother Joe Merlo played football and ran track, brother Tony Merlo played football ... Chose to attend Alma College because it is close to home and its nursing program.