Jean-Baptiste Tooley
Jean-Baptiste Tooley
Year: Junior
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
High School: Central Catholic HS
Major: Environmental Studies

Career Results on TFRRS

AS A JUNIOR (2017-18): (XC) Competed in four cross country meets … posted a season-best 8k 25:25.4 at the Bronco Invitational … ran 8k 25:55.1 at the Capital Cross Challenge and finished first among his teammates.

(TRACK) Competed in eight track and field meets, running at 800m, 1,500m, 1 mile, and 5,000m … ran at 1 mile once, clocking 4:36.85 at the Jackson’s Nike Boise Indoor Invite … ran a season-best 800m 1:54.80 at the Sacramento State Open … this time made him the seventh-fastest 800m runner in program history … posted a season-best 1,500m 3:55.54 at the Portland Twilight … ran a season-best 5,000m 15:17.12 at the Occidental Distance Carnival.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2016-17): (XC) Ran four times ... 8-kilometer season-best 26:30.5 at the San Francisco Invitational.

(TRACK) Ran four times at 800 meters, four times at 1,500 meters, one time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and one time at 5,000 meters ... 800-meter season-best and team season-low time of 1:54.96 at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival ... 1,500-meter season-best 3:55.70 at the Oxy Distance Carnival Spring Break Classic ... 3,000-meter steeplechase season-best 9:56.24 at the Johnny Mathis Invitational ... 5,000-meter season-best 15:48.15 at the West Coast Last Chance Open.

AS A FRESHMAN (2015-16): (XC) Ran unattached and finished with a time of 25:29 in the 7250m open run at the San Francisco State Quad Meet … … ran an unattached 8k time of 27:29.5 in the Open race at the Bronco Invitational … finished with an unattached 8k time of 27:26 at the Banana Slug Invitational.

(TRACK) Ran twice at 800 meters and seven times at 1,500 meters during his first season on the track with the Broncos ... 800-meter season-best 1:55.73 at the Brutus Hamilton Open ... 1,500-meter season-best 3:54.44 at the Oxy Invitational.

PRIOR TO SCU: Graduated from Central Catholic High School in 2015 ... high school coach was Dave Frank … Rams won OSAA 6A state championships three years in a row from 2012-14 … qualified for NXN in 2013.


Track: 800m — 1:55, 1500m — 3:58, 3000m — 8:50

PERSONAL: Parents are Bryan Tooley and Sarah Chartz … has two younger brothers, William and Peter … hobbies include kayaking and skiing … career goals include running at the NCAA meet … served as high school’s Math Club officer.

WHY TOOLEY CHOSE SANTA CLARA: “Santa Clara University has always been a huge part of my family. My grandfather attended the school, and then countless family members followed in his footsteps. I visited the school in October and fell in love with the beauty of the campus and the intelligence of the professors. Every one of them deeply cared about all of the students, and that was very important for me in choosing a school. With that, the coaching staff of the cross country team was extremely supportive and all of the team members made me feel a part of the team.”