Riverbank's German Fernandez still proving that he's best
06/07/2008 4:37 AM
06/07/2008 10:05 AM
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Stanislaus District athletes have accomplished great things over the years, but none better than the historic 1,600-3,200 double in the State Meet by Riverbank's German Fernandez.
Let's see: He announced his goal, then achieved it by setting a national record and two state records, collapsing on the track afterward. Good enough for you?
Fernandez led from start to finish in both races. Steve Prefontaine would have stood and cheered.
Want to see Fernandez's remarkable 3,200, plus a post-meet interview? Visit dyestatcal.com.
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Pundits and track officials already have labeled Fernandez's feat as the greatest high-school distance double in history. We won't argue.
Not that we're telling Riverbank officials how to do their job, but naming a street after Fernandez -- and having him break it in with a quick run -- is well-deserved.
Bee sports columnist Ron Agostini can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 578-2302.