28 Jul '12, 5pm

How engineering principles turned this javelin-slinger into an Olympian: #London2012 @dartmouth #GoTeamUSA

Last Updated: 07/26/2012* Sean Furey throws the javelin, and he throws it far. So far in fact, that he is headed to London to represent Team USA in his first Olympic Games. At the June 25 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., he finished fourth with a throw of 255 feet, 5 inches to secure his spot on Team USA. Furey is ranked 16th in the world in his sport. A senior mechanical engineer at Raytheon’s Expeditionary Warfare Center in San Diego, Calif., Furey is helping to develop the computer networks on the U.S. Navy’s LPD-17 class of amphibious transport dock ships. He said his engineering background helps his training. “I’m able to manage complex situations and stay focused on the bigger picture,” he said. “I record all kinds of data in my training journal and am able to go back after the fact and determine what worked for me and what didn’t and then make changes to my trai...

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