Riverbank High's German Fernandez added another top finish to his résumé Saturday.
Running unattached, the state Division IV high school champ won the Junior Men's division out of 100 competitors at the USA Cross Country Championships at San Diego's Mission Bay Park. He outkicked Ryan Sheridan of Iona College in Melville, N.Y., to win the 8-kilometer (4.96 miles) event in 24 minutes, 18 seconds.
Sheridan was just a step behind at 24:19. Riverbank coach Bruce Edwards said Fernandez and Sheridan matched each other "stride for stride" the last 1,000 meters.