Furey Goes Globe

Posted: 13 July by Brett Hoover in Alumni, Dartmouth
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John Vellante of the Boston Globe recently caught up with the new javelin thrower national champion — Dartmouth grad Sean Furey — who won the event with a 262-foot toss at the U.S. Outdoor National in Des Moines, Iowa, last month.

Wrote Vellante:

Now, with the national championship safely tucked away, Furey has his eye on the 2012 Olympics in London.

“I know I have a lot more in the tank,’’ said the 27-year-old Furey, a mechanical engineer at Raytheon in San Diego, who placed third a year ago. “So yes, the Olympics are a goal of mine. I’ll have to finish in the top three in nationals that year to get myself into the Olympic Trials. I’ll just prepare as I always have and whatever happens, happens. But this was a good stepping stone.’’ The national title was satisfying for Furey, but it was not his finest moment.

“Last year when I qualified for the World Championship finals in Berlin, that was probably the greatest and most memorable throw of my career,’’ he said.

“I was down to my last throw and it had to be big. I threw 260 feet. That pulled me into 11th place and the top 12 advanced to the final. I finished 12th . . . There were 50 throwers and I was ranked 40th, so finishing 12th was pretty good.’’

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