EUGENE, Ore. - Two former Dartmouth men's track & field student-athletes represented their alma mater well on Monday night at the US Olympic Trials at Oregon's Hayward Field.
Sean Furey '04 will head to London and his first Olympic Games in the javelin as he finished fourth in Oregon.
The top individual in the standings, Sam Humphreys from Texas A&M, will not head to the Games next month as his throw did not meet the Olympic 'A' standard needed to qualify, a standard that Furey already attained earlier this year.
A veteran of the Pan American Games and the World Championships, Furey threw a 255-5.0/77.86m Monday night to lock up his first trip to the Olympics.
After falling short in his premier event in the 10,000 meters Friday, Ben True '08 made an impression on the field of the 5,000 meters Monday. True posted the third-best qualifying time and was third in his heat, running a 13:42.12 to advance to the finals.
True will compete against 15 of the top qualifiers for a spot on the US Team headed to London in the finals of the 5,000, set for Thursday night at 10:38 p.m. ET.
(Photo Courtesy: Tim Clark)