Joshua A. Tobey
Joshua A. Tobey
Hometown: State College, PA
Team: Track & Field

Joshua A. Tobey '50
Hometown:
State College, PA
Sport:
Track & Field
Year Inducted:
1987

Josh Tobey was on the run the year ‘round during his yearsat Brown – and that was great news for Bruin athletics. Tobeywas Brown’s best cross-country runner of that time, and healso was an outstanding miler during the indoor and outdoor trackseasons. In 1949 he set four cross-country records, finished thirdin the New England Championships, and placed sixth overall (thirdamong the Ivies) at the Heptagonals. In indoor track, Tobey won theNew England AAU mile run as a sophomore, placed third in the IC4Amiles in a Brown records time of 4:15.00. He also competed on someof the top relay teams with his twin brother Jon ’50 andtheir brother Joel ’51. In outdoor track, Tobey was equallyas good. He won the mile and two mile runs as a junior and asophomore, respectively, at the New England Championships, placedfourth in the Heps mile as a senior, and fourth in the IC4A mile asa sophomore. He was the outdoor track team’s perennialleading scorer. Tobey, who today is a retail store manager in StateCollege, Pennsylvania, has continued to compete in running events.He was a member of a ten-man, twenty-four-hour mile relay team thatset a world record for the over-50 age group. He was thePennsylvania Masters 800-meter indoor champion in 1985, and thePennsylvania Seniors mile champion that same year. He recentlyshowed his versatility by completing the Boston, Chicago, and NewYork marathons. Of his days at Brown, Tobey says fondly, “Icompletely enjoyed the running experience.”