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UMD's Nielsen Hopes to Be All-American

By KBJR News 1

May 21, 2014 Updated May 21, 2014 at 10:53 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The top eight athletes in each event at this week's NCAA Division II outdoor track and field championships will be named an All-American, and University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) junior Dan Nielsen hopes he will be one to earn that distinction.

"I keep thinking it every time I go to bed," Nielsen said. "I don't really know what to say. I'm hoping to get in that top eight, and if I am there it'll be a great end to the season."

Nielsen is the lone male athlete UMD is sending to the NCAAs and will be competing in the steeplechase, with this marking his first-ever taste of national competition.

The NCAA Division II outdoor track and field championships are set to run Thursday through Saturday in Allendale, Mich.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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