Dan Scanlon ’79


Daniel Scanlon is a life long resident of Queens County. Prior to attending Msgr. McClancy Memorial High School, Daniel graduated from Ascension Grammar School in Elmhurst. As a freshman, and for his next three years, Dan was the captain of the Track Team for the Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Seasons. As a freshman, Dan was a member of the Freshman Cross Country team that won a B Division City Championship. In addition, Dan was a member of the Indoor Mile Relay Relay team that set the McClancy school record which stood for fifteen years.

Dan currently is No. 5 on the McClancy All-Time Cross Country list for 5,000 meters and is No. 6 on the All-Time Cross Country list for 2.5 miles which he ran in 13.23 minutes. As a senior, Dan placed in the Top Ten at all of his Cross Country races. At the end of the Cross Country season, Dan was voted by the by the track coaches of the CHSAA to the Third Team All-City Cross Country. Overall, while at McClancy, Dan won over seventy medals and numerous trophies for his performances on the track team. At McClancy, Dan maintained a 97% average for his junior and senior years, and graduated with an overall average of 93% which placed him in the top 15%  of his class.

Upon his graduation from McClancy, Dan attended and graduated from St. John’s University where he was a member of the men’s track team. Due to Dan’s performances and ability, he was granted, by the University’s Athletic Department, a half athletic scholarship  for his junior year, and as a senior, Dan was granted a full Athletic Scholarship. As a senior, Dan was a member of the Cross Country team which placed fourth at the Big East Cross Country Championships. At the 4UZh race, Dan ran his best time ever for a five mile run of 26.23 minutes.

At St. John’s University, Dan was recognized as the Most Outstanding Graduate and was awarded the President’s Medal, which is the highest award given by the University to a graduating senior. After graduating from St. John’s University, Dan attended and graduated from St. John’s University School of Law and is now an attorney.