Competition resumes at 10 a.m. with the conclusion of the men's heptathlon
2013 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2012-13 (Sophomore) Indoor:Took home a third-place finish in the men's 800-meter dash with a time of 1:54.56 at the Texas A&M 12-Team Invitational... Placed fifth overall with a personal record of 1:52.71 at the Texas A&M Invitational...Finished eighth at the Conference USA Indoor Championships with a time of 1:59.21.
2011-12 (Freshman) Indoor: Ran a season best in the 800m of 1:55.88 at the 2012 adidas Classic... Also ran the DMR and set a season best of 10:03.85 (2nd) at the 2012 New Balance Collegiate Invitational... Placed in the Top 10 six times between the two events.
Outdoor: Competed in the 800m, 4x8, 4x4, 4x15, DMR, 1500... Ran a season best of 1:52.84 in the 800m at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships... Contributed to a 4x8 season best of 7:26.54 at the 2012 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays... Also at the 2012 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, Fernando set a season best in the DMR with a time of 10:01.54... Ran a season best of 3:15.44 in the 4x4 at the LSU Invitational: Battle on the Bayou.
HIGH SCHOOL Member of Environmental Club and soccer team... 800m District Champion in 2011... Undefeated in the 800m in 2011... Regional qualifier in cross country and track from 2009-11... Fourth fastest 800m runner in Houston.
PERSONAL Born on Nov. 21, 1992 in Galveston, Texas... Son of John and Rebecca Fernando... Received leadership award... Volunteers at local animal shelter... Aspires to be a environmental scientist or dentist... Biggest influence is his high school coach and Andrew Wheating... Enjoys playing the guitar, writing music, long boarding, and hanging with friends.