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Four Dartmouth Alumni Headed to London 2012 Summer Olympics
Jul 02, 2012 | by Bonnie Barber | Dartmouth Now
Dartmouth will be represented by four alumni at the London 2012 Summer Olympics from July 27 through August 12: Sean Furey ’04, Thayer ’05 and ’06, javelin; Evelyn Stevens ’05, road cycling; Erik Storck ’07, sailing—49er class; and Anthony Fahden ’08, lightweight crew—men’s four...
...As Dartmouth Now noted earlier this week, javelin thrower Furey heads to the Olympics for the first time after finishing fourth at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on June 25. Although the San Diego-based engineer didn’t finish in the top three, Furey had met the Olympic “A” standard two-and-a-half weeks ago, unlike the top two finishers, with a throw of 271-5 feet and therefore locked up a spot on the Olympic team. A native of Methuen, Mass., Furey holds the Dartmouth record in the javelin. Also a former Dartmouth J.V. quarterback, he earned a 3.80 GPA as an engineering major and was named the 2005 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Men’s Scholar Athlete of the Year.