John E. Escallier
John E. Escallier
Hometown: Selden, NY
Team: Track & Field

John E. Escallier '77
Hometown:
Selden, NY
Sport:
Track & Field
Year Inducted:
1986

By the time John Escallier was a senior, there were two events in which the Brown track team was virtually assured of taking first or second place. The events were the 600-yard run and the intermediate hurdles, and both of them were John’s specialties. In his senior year, he never placed lower than second in either event in outdoors, dual-meet competition. And in both events, he qualified for the NCAA’s – a singular achievement for a Brown runner. Escallier, who was an All-American in his senior and sophomore years, and three times All-Ivy and All-New England, also anchored Brown one-mile relay team that won the New Englands (indoors) in 1977, and was a member of the one-mile relay group that placed second at the Olympic Invitational his junior year. He won the Indoor Heps title in 600-yard run his senior year, having already set a school record in that event (1:10.7) his junior year. Also in his senior year Escallier won the Outdoor Heps title in the intermediate hurdles. In his junior year he was part of a record-setting 1600-meter relay team, and set an indoor record in the 440-yard run. He held New England championships in the intermediate hurdles. After graduating, Escallier competed in the Penn Relays (1978, 1979) and the Millrose Games (1978). Today he is an electrical engineer, and lives in Selden, New York, with his wife and son.