May 14, 2011

Nygaard Finishes 14th at Open New England Championships

Senior Eric Nygaard

Senior Eric Nygaard

Final Stats

NEW HAVEN, CT-Senior Eric Nygaard (Medway, MA/Medway HS) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's outdoor track and field team finished 14th overall at 1500 meters at the Open New England Championships, hosted by Southern Connecticut State at Jess Dow Field Saturday.

Nygaard, who was third in his heat, finished in 3:57.40, the same time that he ran two weeks ago at the Little East Conference and New England Alliance Championships.

"Eric ran his heart out," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve Gardiner. "He's hoping to run faster next week and qualify provisionally for the NCAAs."

Nygaard, who would need to finish in 3:53.50 or better next week to qualify provisionally, will lead a contingent of Corsairs who will return to action at the ECAC Championships next weekend.