"People put Olympians on a pedestal. I was just stupid enough to keep going. Plenty of people could have made it. I've been so lucky to have the family and the opportunity to keep going. I was pigheaded enough to keep progressing."The Eagle-Tribune story includes mentions of Furey's Dartmouth football teammate Mike Giles and Dartmouth track coach Carl Wallin.
•Dartmouth's Abbey D'Agostino, the NCAA champion in the 5,000 this spring, advanced to the finals of Olympic qualifying in the event by running the fastest time in last evening's trials. The Salem News has a story about D'Agostino, who will be in a field of 15 bidding for Olympic berths on Thursday. Dartmouth teammate Alexi Pappas did not move on in the steeplechase trials. . . . Dartmouth grad Ben True '08 ran the third-fastest time in the men's 5,000 and has advanced to Thursday's finals.
Check Dartmouth sports publicity for a story about Furey and True as well as a story on D'Agostino and Pappas.
•Suiting up for the West team in the Washington State Football Coaches Association's East/West All-Star Football Game Saturday afternoon is Dartmouth recruit Sawyer Whalen. The defensive end from Woodinville is listed at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds. The game will be played at Everett Memorial Stadium. Click here for a story about Whalen from a year ago under the headline, Whalen Makes His Case; Best DE in the Region?
Click here for an earlier BGA posting about Whalen.