West Ottawa’s Megan Postma proved to be ready to commit to GVSU – HollandSentinel.com

West Ottawa’s Megan Postma proved to be ready to commit to GVSU  HollandSentinel.com

PARK TWP. – Megan Postma was one of the best runners in the area a year ago.

This year, she was one of the best runners in the state.

Postma used her strength and endurance to put together elite cros country performances all season, leading West Ottawa to its first state championship.

She proved she is ready for the next level.

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Postma committed to run at Grand Valley State next year for cross country and track and field.

“Some things that really stood out to me about Grand Valley were the welcoming girls and coaches on the team, allowing me to immediately feel at home,” Postma said. “It is also such a strong program with a huge amount of success which I am excited to join next year. As for joining GVSU’s program, the coaching staff have clearly developed so many runners into amazing national athletes which I hope to be a part of in the future.”

While Postma is an elite cross country runner, she is even better in the middle distance races on the track.

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“For me, even though my times in the last year may be the standout times, it is not just one season that has lead to this. I have been training at a high level my whole high school career with Kyle and Danielle Barnes which has lead to a steady progression of times and got me to where I am today,” Postma said. “But before I take my next step to GVSU, I am looking forward to get back on the track for one final season as a Panther.”

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