MEMBER SIGN IN
Don't have an account? Click Here

Bill Toomey
Track

  • Two-Time Track All-American
  • 1966 Amateur Athlete of the Year
  • Gold Medalist, Decathlon, 1968 Summer Olympics
  • Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Member

A two-time All-American in the pentathlon (1960, 1961), Bill Toomey is the only CU athlete to win a gold medal as an individual in the Olympics.  In winning the decathlon at the 1968 summer games in Mexico City, he set a record at the time by scoring 8,193 points.  At CU, he was considered one of the nation’s top five intermediate hurdlers and won numerous AAU national titles in both the pentathlon and decathlon.   As a senior in 1961, he received the Alumni “C” Award for academic and scholastic achievement, graduating with a degree in advertising; he went on to earn his master’s in education from Stanford.  He was the national Amateur Athlete of the Year for 1966, when he was the U.S. decathlon champion.  In fact, Toomey won that event four straight years prior to his Olympic gold.  A member of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, he was the fourth with CU ties when inducted in 1971.

advertisement
BUFFSTV
ATH
04/12/2014
Groundbreaking Ceremony
ATH
03/14/2014
Goodie Two Shoes
ATH
01/16/2014
champions dinner 2014
ATH
01/01/2014
Top 10 of 2013: No. 1 Two Titles
CONNECT WITH THE BUFFS
CONNECT WITH THE BUFFS
BUFFS SPOTLIGHT
Colorado introduces its strategic plan for Athletics.
Buffs unveil more information on new facilities at the spring game.
Denver-based Mortensen Construction & Populous are the design/build team for CU's Athletic Complex...
Learn more about CU's Sustainable Excellence Initiative
Highlights from Colorado's inaugural women's lacrosse game.
Plati-'Tudes: Associate AD David Plati returns with his unique look at all things CU.
CUBuffs.com counts down the Top 10 moments for CU Athletics in 2013.
Classic CU