EUGENE, Ore. – Former Dartmouth standout and All-American Sean Furey ’04 won his third title in the javelin Thursday night at the 2015 USA Track & Field Outdoor Championship.
Furey wasn’t the only former Big Green student-athlete to punch his ticket to the IAAF World Championship meet in Beijing, China in late August as Ben True ’08 will also be going after qualifying in the 10,000m.
The meet is being held at Hayward Field — commonly referred to as TrackTown USA — on the University of Oregon campus and will run through Sunday evening.
Furey’s final throw of the day was measured at 272-8.0/83.08m, setting a new lifetime-best mark, moving him from second to first and giving him his third American championship in the last six years (2010, 2014, 2015). The Methuen, Massachusetts, native is also the only IAAF A standard holder in men’s javelin.
True — running for his professional Saucony team — was second in the 10,000m by running a 28:14.26. His placement guarantees a trip to China later this summer, but not necessarily in this event as he also competes in the 5000m on Sunday. If he qualifies in that race as well, True could opt to run in just one or both events at the world meet.
The 5000m race is scheduled for roughly 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday afternoon.
Also running on Thursday was’14 in the 1500m. The former cross country All-American at Dartmouth finished up his track career at Oregon this past year and automatically qualified for the final in the 1500 by taking second in his heat in 3:48.19. He will look to move on to worlds with the event final Saturday at 5:20 p.m. ET.
Additionally, Alexi Pappas ’12 — a professional with the Nike Oregon Track & Field Team — was ninth in the women’s 10,000m on Thursday night with a 33:14.24 to her credit. Megan Krumpoch ’14 ran a 2:04.59 in the prelims of the women's 800m, taking 19th overall, but was unable to earn one of the qualifying spots to move on to the semifinals.