The World’s Unknown Thrower


Either the USATF or the IAAF has it wrong. And given the choice between those two, I will always play the percentages and assume that the the folks here in Indianapolis have it wrong.

If my guess is right, then Sean Furey, the javelin thrower out of Dartmouth College, will be competing at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.

Of course, you can see here on the initial Team USA roster, Furey is not included. USA Track & Field has not posted any kind of followup that would indicate that Furey would be competing in Daegu nor does he appear on its current roster.

But today the IAAF released its entries and Furey is listed in the javelin throw with his season-best mark of 81.62 meters (267-9), which just misses the ‘A’ standard. Go here and check it out, he is listed on both the U.S. roster and the javelin event list.

Unless Sean himself wants to email us with an update, we’ll have to wait for the event on Sept. 1.

2 Responses to “The World’s Unknown Thrower”

  1. Mary says:

    Unfortunately, the qualifying standards are only part of the story. The placement at nationals or an accepted regional championships make up the other main part of selection. Sean was 2nd at nationals. The winner only got the b standard, even though sean’s season best is further than the winner’s. As a result, only the winner got the berth to the world championships as out of the max number of 3 that can participate from a given country in a given event, only one of them can have a b standard. Had Sean met the a standard, he would have been able to participate.

    • Mary says:

      Now Sean could compete if the national champion is not going for whatever reason as Sean does have the b standard. Same thing happened to Delilah, as when she stepped down due to injury, Stephanie Garcia, who came 4th overall and had the b standard, is filling in her spot.