Russell Jacquet

Russell Jacquet

Age: 66

Events: Decathlon, Pentathlon and Heptathlon, but Hurdles are my best individual event.

Hometown: Born and raised in NYC

College/University competed for: SUNY Oswego (1975 - 1977 div. III)
Fun fact: I still hold the 400m hurdle record at 53.14, which has not been broken yet!

Personal Bests

400m hurdles: 53.14

Masters Deca: 7054 points (2008)

Career Highlights

Since I started competing in Decathlons in 1990, I've competed in 72 Decathlons with the last 34 scoring in all 10 events.

In the last two years for USATF: National Champ Indoor Heptathlon, Outdoor Decathlon, 4 x 100m Relay.

Silver Outdoor Pentathlon, 300m Hurdles.

2019, silver Indoor Heptathlon, silver Indoor Pentathlon, Pole Vault, bronze 60m Hurdles.

Silver 2018 World Championships Decathlon in Spain.


I am the son of Elizabeth Egas and Russell Jacquet Sr., and I just retired last September after a 40-year career as a school teacher of music, PE, astronomy and math.

I moved out to the Seattle area in 1992 after graduating from Montana State with a Masters degree in P.E.

I was the head coach and assistant coach at Roosevelt (head 7 of 14 years) and Garfield high (asst. 8 years). I also coached middle school basketball for 10 years.

Currently, I am balancing my track & field training with playing baseball in the Puget Sound Senior League Baseball League.