|Hometown:||Orchard Park, NY|
|High School:||Orchard Park|
2017: Competed in all six events his sophomore season ... Crossed the line in 11th at the Colgate Harry Lang Invite with a season-best time of 21:14.70 ... Placed 13th at the Canisius Classic (26:22.2) ... Competed in the MAC Championships, finishing with a time of 26:19.9).
2016: Placed 32nd at Canisius Classic with a time of 27:11.00... Finished with a tim eof 22:09.60 at Colgate Harry Lang Invite for 33rd... Clocked in at 27:01.30 at UB Stampede Invitational
High School: Seven-year letterwinner and three-year captain as an Opie at Orchard Park… Holds school record in 3K… 2015 Section VI First Team Cross Country.
Personal: Son of Mark and Michele Mercer… Has one brother (Mark) and two sisters (Bethy & Francie)… Volunteers with Healthy Cornerstone Initiative & farmers market… Favorite thing about UB and Buffalo is the community and the cold weather.