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Jan Merrill

Full name: Janice Melbourne "Jan" Merrill
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: June 18, 1956 in New London, Connecticut, United States
Affiliations: Age Group Athletes Association
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Janice Merrill represented the United 13 times in major international meets, and several other duals, as a distance runner. In 1975 she won a gold medal at the Pan American Games in the 1,500 metres, and she won another PanAm gold in the 3,000 in 1979. At the 1977 World Cup, Merrill finished third in the 3,000. During her career she set three world records in the 5,000 in 1977, 1979, and 1980. Merrill won 10 US titles, indoors, outdoors, and in cross-country from 1976-84. She ran for Connecticut College and the Age Group Athletic Association, and later became a high school and college track coach.

Personal Bests: 800 – 2:02.80 (1977); 1500 – 4:02.61 (1976); Mile – 4:28.3 (1979); 3000 – 8:42.6 (1978); 2 miles – 9:31.7i (1979); 5000 – 15:30.6 (1980); 10000 – 35:02.7 (1980).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Women's 1,500 metres United States USA 8

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Final 8 4:08.54
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 5 QC 4:02.61
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Round One Heat One 3 QU 4:10.92
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