NORTHRIDGE - 2008
Diego Fernandez ran in just one meet during the outdoor season finishing the 1,500 meters in a time of 2:07.65 at the Northridge Invitational ... did not compete during the indor season ... finished as Northirdge's top runner in four of five cross country meets ... finished a Matador-best 47th at the Big West Cross Country Championships.
Fernandez ran Northridge season-bests of 9:40.53 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase and 15:47.11 in the 5,000 meters ... finished 14th in the 5,000 meters at the Cal-Nevada Championships at Fresno State ... placed 14th in the 3,000 steeplechase and 29th in the 5,000 meters at the Big West Outdoor Championships ... also posted season-bests of 2:04.11 in the 800 meters and 4:08.22 in the 1,500 meters ... competed in the 800 meters, mile and 3,000 meters during the indoor season.
Spent two years (2005-06) at Oxnard College in Oxnard, Calif. ... earned Honorable Mention All-Western State Conference honors in the steeplechase in 2006 ... earned his associate of arts degree in 2006 with a 3.1 grade point average.
HUENEME HIGH SCHOOL
Competed in both track and cross country at Hueneme High School in Oxnard, Calif. ... earned Second Team All-PVL honors in cross country in 2003 and Honorable Mention honors in the steeplechase in 2006 ... graduated in 2004.
Born February 11, 1987 in Jalisco, Mexico ... parents
are Margarita and Victor Fernandez ... has three sisters, Liliana, Maria and Fatima and one brother, Victor ... favorites include former NBA star Michael Jordan, actor the Rock, "South Park" and pasta ... favorite website is yahoo.com ... major is Kinesiology.