Dartmouth Olympic Updates (Aug. 9)
DartmouthSports.com will track the progress of former student-athletes, Anthony Fahden (Lightweight Crew - 4+), Erick Storck (Sailing - 49er Class), Sean Furey (Track and Field - Javelin) and Evelyn Stevens (Cycling - Road Race) throughout their quest for gold at the 2012 London Olympics
Track and Field (Competition complete)
Sean Furey opened Olympic action with the qualification round in the javelin throw on Wednesday (Aug. 8). Competing in Group B, Furey placed 17th with a mark of 72.81, which he threw on his second attempt. His first attempt resulted in no mark, while he threw a 71.86 in his third and final attempt.
Although Furey didn't move onto the Finals, he was one of three American's in the field each throwing better than 70 meters. 12 competitors moved onto the finals, which will be held Saturday (Aug. 11) at 2:20 p.m.
Sailing (Competition complete)
Erick Storck, a member of the U.S.A. 49er class boat, sailed his first two races on Monday, July 30. Storck, the skipper, and his partner, Trevor Moore, came in sixth in their first race and 10th in their second.
The pair won their fourth race with a time of 29:36, 11 seconds ahead of the Irish duo of Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern. Storck and Moore placed 16th in the third race.
In races on Wednesday (Aug. 1) the U.S. pair posted a top-10 finish. In race No. 5, the duo finished seventh with a time of 30:52 and took 13th place in their second race. In Thursday's (Aug. 2) races, Storck and Moore placed 20th and 18th, respectively.
The American pair moved into 17th place in the overall standing in races over the weekend, but failed to qualify for Wednesday's medal race. The highlight of the weekend was a fifth-place finish in race No. 11. The crew finished with a time of 32:52, just 59 seconds off the leaders from New Zealand.
In Monday's final preliminary races the duo recorded their fourth top-10 finish taking eighth place in 31:52 in race No. 14.
The Australian crew of Nathan Outteridge and Ian Jensen enter the medal race in first place (48 points) while Peter Burling and Blair Tuke from New Zealand (76 points) and Allan Norregaard and Peter Lang (108) from Denmark, round out the top three teams entering the medal race. The medal race begins at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday (Aug. 8).
Lightweight Rowing (Competition complete)
Anthony Fahden, a member of the U.S. lightweight four, opened Olympic action on July 28 with their heat. The crew placed last in its heat, but rebounded in the repechage on Sunday, July 29, winning the race and earning a spot in the semifinals.
The crew, composed of Will Newell, Nick LaCava and Robin Prendes, all former Ivy League rowers, advanced to the "B" Final after taking fifth place in the first semifinal heat in 6:05.06.
Fahden and his crew took second in the "B" Final on Thursday (Aug. 2) with a time of 6:09.37, earning eighth place in the lightweight four competition. South Africa claimed the gold medal with a time of 6:02.84 with Great Britain (6:03.09) and Denmark (6:03.16) took the silver and bronze medals.
Cycling (Competition complete)
Former Dartmouth tennis player Evelyn Stevens, placed 24th in the cycling road race event on July 29 with a time of 3:33:57, 27 seconds behind gold medalist, Marianne Vos, from the Netherlands. Stevens, who left a career on Wall Street in 2009 to pursue a pro cycling career, defeated Vos in a race in Belgium just three months prior.