Splitting 10 months of training and college has made Brooke Merritt tops in her class.
Merritt placed first in her height class and first overall in the junior figure division at the National Physique Committee Muscle Heat, a figure competition in Greensboro, N.C., on Aug. 25.
It was the first figure competition for Merritt, a Grovetown resident and graduate of Augusta State. She attended ASU while training at The Family Y in Augusta. She graduated in May.