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German Fernandez Named Athletes Only Athlete of the Week

06/04/2008 - 15:20

FernandezUSXC08champsJN.jpg By John Nepolitan June 3, 2008 / Running 4:00.29 for 1600 meters to take the California Federation State Championship almost surely would have been enough for German Fernandez (Riverside HS, CA) to be named Athletes Only Athlete of the Week, but when he came back two hours later and ran 8:34.23 to take the 3200 meter championship there was no reason to look further for a winner of this weekly award. In what many experts are calling the greatest single day distance double by a high school athlete, the Oklahoma State bound runner has stamped himself the man to beat at the Nike Outdoor Championship later this month when he does to the line in the 2 mile.

For his outstanding performances, German Fernandez, has been named Athletes Only Athlete of the Week for the week of June 2nd.

American Track & Field - Athletes Only magazine will recognize an outstanding performance each week by American high school and college athletes during the 2007 - 2008 school year

Previous winners in 2008
Jan 7 - Victoria Flowers (Classical HS, RI)
Jan 14 - Nick Vena (Morristown HS, NJ)
Jan 21 - Chanelle Price (Easton HS, Pa)
Jan 28 - Rubin Williams(Univ of Tennessee)
Feb 4 - Sarah Bowman (Univ of Tennessee)
Feb 11 - Tasha Stanly(Eleanor Roosevelt HS, Md)
Feb 18 - Ryan Sheridan (Iona College)
Feb 25 - Nick Vena (Morristown HS, NJ)
March 3 - Stephen Michel (Laramie High, Wy)
March 10 - Heather Dornden(University of Minnesota)
March 17 - Kyle Alcorn (Arizona State University)
March 24 - Rory Quiller (Binghamton University)
March 31 - Alexandria Gits (Stanford University)
April 7 - Jeff Demps (South Lake HS, Fl)
April 14 - Chris Derrick (Neuqua Valley HS, Il)
April 21 - Chanelle Price (Easton HS, Pa)
April 28 - Alica Follmar (Stanford Univ)
May 5 - Frances Koons (Villanova Univ.)
May 12 - Bonnie Richardson (Rochelle HS, Tx)
May 19 - Dusty Jonas (University of Nebraska)
May 27 - Johannes Swainpool (Shawnee Mission-South HS, Ks)



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