March 28, 2013
Date of Statehood: January 9, 1788
Motto: Qui transtulit sustinet (He who transplanted sustains)
The most profilic Nutmegger Miler in state history Jan Merrill set a U.S. Mile record in 1977, was a USA indoor Mile champion and a 1976 Olympian at 1500 meters. On the men's...
February 26, 1979
Olympian Jan Merrill, America's outstanding middle-distance runner, is schooled by her very own Professor Higgins
By Anita Verschoth, Sports Illustrated
One of Jan Merrill's prized possessions is a cartoon she received from a friend last fall. It shows a woman runner, whose severe features...