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 eventsin which the Brown track team was virtually assured of taking firstor second place. The events were the 600-yard run and theintermediate hurdles, and both of them were John’sspecialties. In his senior year, he never placed lower than secondin either event in outdoors, dual-meet competition. And in bothevents, he qualified for the NCAA’s – a singularachievement for a Brown runner. Escallier, who was an All-Americanin his senior and sophomore years, and three times All-Ivy andAll-New England, also anchored Brown one-mile relay team that wonthe New Englands (indoors) in 1977, and was a member of theone-mile relay group that placed second at the Olympic Invitationalhis junior year. He won the Indoor Heps title in 600-yard run hissenior year, having already set a school record in that event(1:10.7) his junior year. Also in his senior year Escallier won theOutdoor Heps title in the intermediate hurdles. In his junior yearhe was part of a record-setting 1600-meter relay team, and set anindoor record in the 440-yard run. He held New Englandchampionships in the intermediate hurdles. After graduating,Escallier competed in the Penn Relays (1978, 1979) and the MillroseGames (1978). Today he is an electrical engineer, and lives inSelden, New York, with his wife and son.