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Fernandez named Athlete of the Week

April 1, 2009
By: USATF Press Release
 

INDIANAPOLIS - German Fernandez has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after placing 11th Saturday at the 37th IAAF World Cross Country Championships held at the Al Bisharat Golf Course in Amman, Jordan.
 
A two-time U.S. Junior Cross Country champion, Fernandez led Team USA with an 11th-place finish in the junior men's 8 km, running 24 minutes 13 seconds. He was the first non-African across the line and helped lead the junior men's team to a fifth place finish.
 
Now in its eighth year, USATF's Athlete of the Week program is designed to recognize outstanding performers at all levels of the sport. USATF names a new honoree each week and features the athlete on the USATF website. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.
 
2009 USATF Athlete of the Week Winners: January 6, Mason Finley; January 13, Amber Campbell; January 20, Josh Cox; January 27, German Fernandez; February 3, Ashton Eaton; February 10, Shalane Flanagan; February 17, Galen Rupp; February 25, Dexter Faulk; March 3, Terrence Trammell; March 10, Diana Pickler; March 17, Galen Rupp; March 25, Sumi Onodera-Leonard; April 1, German Fernandez.

 

 

            
  

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