Josh Hoey Chooses The University Of Oregon

Josh Hoey has made his college decision.

And his older brother Jaxson Hoey is coming with him.

The Bishop Shanahan (PA) senior, the top returning 800m talent in the nation, will be heading to Eugene, Oregon, next fall having chosen the University of Oregon, as first reported by

Jaxson Hoey, who is two years older than Josh and a 2105 PIAA champion in the 1600m, is also headed to Oregon. Jaxson attended Penn State last year before withdrawing in the summer.

Josh Hoey is off to a strong start this XC season. He won at the Abington Invitational and took fourth at the Paul Short Run, running a 5K best of 15:16. He won Pennsylvania AAA titles in the 800m in 2016, both indoors and outdoors. He boasts personal bests of 1:49.37 in the 800m, 3:50.71 in the 1500, and 4:08.59 in the 1-mile. 

While at Downingtown West as a sophomore, both Hoeys were apart of the Whippets state championship XC team that also qualified for Nike Cross Nationals. Jaxson took second and Josh was third at the PIAA AAA Championships that year, behind Central Bucks East's Jake Brophy.

On the track that year, Hoey also won the mile at the Penn Relays Carnival, running 4:11.90.

Watch an interview with Hoey after winning the state title in the 800 meters last spring: