Two former Dartmouth football players are headed to the Olympic Trials as throwers.
Adam Nelson '97, an interior defensive lineman at Dartmouth, is bidding for an unprecedented fourth Olympic appearance in the shot put. He will throw in the qualifying round on June 23 starting at 6 p.m. Eastern. The finals are slated for the next afternoon starting at 6:30 Eastern.
Nelson, a two-time silver medalist in the Olympics (2000 and 2004), is the fourth-ranked American heading into the Trials according to Track and Field News. He won the most recent of his three US Outdoor championships in 2011.
Sean Furey '04, a junior varsity quarterback who stepped away from the game to concentrate on track, is ranked fourth in the javelin according to Track and Field News. He will begin qualifying on June 23 at 3:30 Eastern. If he advances, he'll appear in the finals on June 25 starting at 9 p.m. Eastern. Furey won the 2010 US Outdoor championship and was second a year ago.
Others from Dartmouth competing at the Olympic Trials are Ben True '08 in the 10,000 (June 22 at 10:20 p.m. Eastern), Abbey D'Agostino '14 (5,000 heats on June 25 at 9:05 p.m. Eastern, finals at 10:15 p.m. on June 28) and Lexi Pappas '12 in the steeplechase (7:50 Eastern on June 25 with the final June 29 at 7:45 p.m. Eastern).