Steve Tobin     
      Steve Tobin

Springfield, Va.

High School:
West Springfield

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 140


High School
West Springfield High
Coaches Vic Kelbaugh, Duke Baird & Chris Pellegrini
Career Bests
1,500 - 3:50.45
Mile - 4:17.01
3,000 - 8:38.61
5,000 - 14:55.60
SEC Results-Outdoor
2007-1,500 preliminaries 3:57.73 (19th)
SEC Results-Cross Country
2005-7.9K 24:31.03 (36th)
2007-8K 24:43.91 (14th)
South Region Results-Cross Country
2007-10K 32:00.32 (34th)

Major-Aerospace Engineering.

2008 Outdoor-Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Ran to a personal-best time of 4:17.01 and a third-place finish in the mile at the Smoky Mountain Twilight (May 6) ... Recorded his season-best 1,500 time of 3:55.56 while finishing sixth at the Vanderbilt Invitational (April 18) ... Placed 12th in the 1,500 with a time of 3:57.42 and 14th in the 3,000 with a time of 8:50.86 at the Tiger Track Classic (April 5) ... Opened his season with an 18th-place, 3:58.82 run in the 1,500 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (March 29).

2008 Indoor-Squad member.

2007 Outdoor-Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Lettered after running in the 1,500 and contributing to Tennessee's team title at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Earned his first collegiate victory by taking top honors in the 1,500 in 3:54.05 at the Smoky Mountain Twilight (May 1) ... Ran to a personal-best clocking of 3:50.45 while finishing third in the 1,500 before dropping down in distance to contest the 800 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (March 31) ... Finished second in the 1,500 with a time of 3:54.50 and dropped down in distance to the 800 at the season-opening Hurricane Invitational (March 17) ... Ran to an eighth-place, 3:54.50 finish in the 1,500 at the Sea Ray Relays (April 13) ... Finished 14th in the 1,500 at the Vanderbilt Invitational (April 20) ... Ran to a 19th-place finish during the preliminaries of the 1,500 at the SEC Outdoor Championships (May 12).

2007 Indoor-Finished seventh in the mile with a 4:20.40 clocking at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Jan. 13) ... Stopped the clock in a personal-best time of 8:38.61 in the 3,000 at the Gladstein Invitational (Jan. 26) ... Finished 13th in the 3,000 at the McCravy Memorial (Jan. 20) ... Placed 22nd in the invitational section of the 3,000 at the Virginia Tech Challenge (Feb. 17).

2006 Outdoor-Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Won the 1,500 in a personal-best time of 3:56.41 at the Knoxville Invitational (April 30) ... Finished second in the 5,000 with a time of 14:55.60 at the Disney World Invitational (March 23) ... Stopped the clock at 4:00.17 in the 1,500 to finish ninth at the season-opening Hurricane Invitational (March 18) ... Crossed the finish line in 16:16.48 to finish 19th in the open section of the 5,000 at the Sea Ray Relays (April 14).

2006 Indoor-Did not compete.

2005 Indoor and Outdoor-Named to SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll ... Redshirted ... Ran his lifetime-best 3,000 time of 8:59.95 while competing unattached at the Virginia Tech Challenge ... Posted a 21st-place, 9:01.62 finish with competing unattached in the unseeded section of the 3,000 at ETSU's Niswonger Invitational.

2007 Cross Country-Finished the season as one of four Vols to score in all six races ... Ran to a seventh place finish, second among Vols, at the 8K UT Invitational (Sept. 14) ... Took runner-up honors on the team and 14th overall at the 8K SEC Championships to earn All-SEC acclaim (Oct. 27) ... Also finished second on the team at the 10K NCAA South Regional (Nov. 10) ... Took third-place honors on the team at the 8K ISU Pre-National Blue Race (Oct. 13) ... Finished 37th overall, fourth among Vols, at the season-opening 8K Covered Bridge Open (Aug. 31) ... Crossed the finish line as the fourth Vol in the 8K Greater Louisville Classic Gold Race (Sept. 29).

2006 Cross Country-Finished 34th overall, ninth among Vols, at the season opening 5K Chattanooga Invitational.

2005 Cross Country-Lettered after running in four of Tennessee's seven races ... Ran to 36th with a 24:31.03 time on the 7.9K course in his first SEC championship ... Posted his best finish of 10th after covering the 7.3K Tennessee Invitational course in 24:37 ... Finished 32nd with a 16:38 time at the 5K Chattanooga Invitational ... Placed 60th in the open race with a time of 26:08.8 at the 8K Pre-Nationals Invitational.

2004 Cross Country-Redshirted.

High school-Won 2003 Virginia state high school cross country championship as a senior after running a 15:46 to earn all-state acclaim ... Nabbed all-south honors after running a 15:25 at the 2003 Foot Locker South cross country meet ... Named all-region after finishing fourth in 15:16 at the 2003 cross country region meet ... Named to all-met cross country first team by Washington Post ... Won the Patriot District cross country meet in 15:22 to earn all-district honors ... Won the 5K Salesianum Cross Country Invitational in 16:32, the fifth-fastest finish ever ... In track, earned 2004 indoor and outdoor district titles in the 3,200 ... Named West Springfield High's team captain for cross country, indoor and outdoor track as a senior ... Also earned all-state honors in cross country in 2001 and `02, as a sophomore and junior ... Earned 2003 indoor All-America honors by running the 800 leg of the winning distance medley relay at the Nike Indoor Championships ... Boasts top times of 9:33.02 in the 3,200 and 4:27.59 in the 1,600 ... High school teammate of former Vol Jeff Day.

Personal-Full name is Steven Andrew Tobin ... Born Aug. 14, 1986 in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Parents are Albert and Deborah Tobin ... Has an older sister, Deanna and a younger brother, Daniel ... Cousin, Ashley Burch, ran track and cross country at Trinity University.



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