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Position:
Eric Fernandez
Courtesy: Arkansas
Release: 09/16/2009

PERSONAL BESTS
Indoor
3,000m – 7:59.30 (Razorback Invitational, 1/29/11)
5,000m – 13:53.48 (UW Husky Open, 2/11/11)
Outdoor
5,000m – 13:54.33 (Mt. SAC Relays, 4/15/11)
10,000m – 28:37.77 (Stanford Invitational, 3/26/10)

HONORS & AWARDS
2011 All-American (cross country)
2012 SEC outdoor champion (10,000m)
Three-time All-SEC
2012 NCAA West Preliminary qualifier (5,000m, 10,000m)
2010 SEC All-Freshman Indoor and Outdoor Teams (5,000m)

2012 || INDOOR: Fernandez competed just once during the indoor season. He turned in a 15th-place finish at 3,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational. OUTDOOR: Fernandez was a two-event qualifier for the NCAA West Preliminary in the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters. He opened the postseason with an SEC title run at 10,000 meters at the conference meet. The win gave him first-team All-SEC honors and represented the 100th SEC event title in program history. His win at 10K was his second SEC title of the season coupled with his victory at the conference cross country meet during the fall. Fernandez also finished in third place at 5,000 meters at the SEC Championships.

2011 || INDOOR: In his first race of the season, Fernandez cruised to a second-place finish at 3,000 meters during the Arkansas-Texas Dual. His season best in the event came the following weekend with a 7:59.30 effort at the Razorback Invitational where he crossed in fifth place. Competing at the UW Huskey Open, Fernandez turned in times of 8:00.64 at 3,000 meters and a season-best 13:53.48 at 5,000 meters. At the SEC Championships, Fernandez was the runner-up in the 5,000 meters (14:00.11) for which he collected Second-Team All-SEC honors. He also finished fifth at 3,000 meters at the conference meet. OUTDOOR: At the Mt. SAC Relays, Fernandez ran a personal-best 13:54.33 to win the 5,000 meters. He also turned in a season-best 10K time of 28:48.44 to finish in sixth place. At the SEC Championships, Fernandez posted a pair of runner-up efforts in the 5,000 meters (14:00.23) and 10,000 meters (29:56.21), adding 16 points toward the team's SEC-title total. Once again, he earned a spot on the All-SEC Second Team. He closed out his season at the NCAA West Preliminary where he qualified to compete in both of the long-distance events. For his work in the classroom, Fernandez was selected to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.

2010 || INDOOR: Fernandez made his Razorback debut running the mile at the Arkansas Invitational. He clocked a time of 4:09.37 to earn a runner-up finish. He finished third in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:16.49 at the Arkansas vs. Texas dual meet. At the SEC Championships, he finished fourth in the 3,000 meters (8:04.76) and fifth in the 5,000 meters (14:05.45). Both times are personal bests and his finish in the 5K earned him a spot on the SEC All-Freshman Team. He finished fourth in the 3,000 meters (8:24.47) at the Arkansas Last Chance. OUTDOOR: In his first race of the outdoor season, Fernandez ran to a third-place finish in the 10K in a time of 28:37.77 at the Stanford Invitational. He later finished seventh in the 5,000 meters at Penn Relays. At the SEC Championships, he turned in a pair of point-scoring efforts with third- and seventh-place performances in the 5K and 10K, respectively.

2009 || Fernandez redshirted during the indoor and outdoor seasons.

AT PARKWAY WEST HS: Fernandez was a cross country scholar athlete all four years of his high school career and was named a U.S. Marines Distinguished Athlete. While at Parkway West High School, he finished 11th, ninth and first at the cross country state championships during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons, respectively. During his senior cross country season, he went undefeated and capped it off with the state title. At the state track championships, Fernandez ran the 3,200 meters and finished in the top six every year, winning the event during his junior season. From 2005-2007, he was named both all-metro and all-state in track and cross country. In 2007, Fernandez was named the Missouri Cross Country Gatorade Athlete of the Year. He led his team to a second-place finish at the state cross country championships in 2007 and to conference championships in 2006 and 2007.

PERSONAL: Born March 14, 1990, in Princeton, N.J., he is the son of Juan and Joan Fernandez. He is enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and is majoring in history.


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