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Matthew Fernando

Atlanta, Ga.
High School
Previous School
Matthew Fernando - Cross Country - Virginia Cavaliers

2024 Indoor
• Ran 2:34.25 in the 1000 at the Liberty Kickoff

2023 Outdoor (Penn)
• Competed in two meets during the outdoor season
• Set a career best in the 1500m with 4:05.05 at the Raleigh Relays (March 23-25)

2023 Indoor (Penn)
• Competed in seven meets during the season
• Ran a career best in the Mile with 4:12.79 at the Wesley A. Brown Invitational (Jan. 20-21), placed seventh
• Ran a career best in the 1000m with 2:26.29 at the Penn State National Open (Jan. 27-28), placed fourth
• Ran a career best in the 800m with 1:54.94 at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational (Feb. 10-11), placed 24th
• Placed third in the 1000m with 2:31.13 at the Seahawk Shootout (Dec. 9)

2022 Cross Country (Penn)
• Competed in three meets during the season, setting two career bests
• Ran a career best in the Four Mile with 20:35.8 at the Main Line Invitational (Sep. 16), placed 23rd
• Ran a career best in the 8k with 25:26.2 at the Lehigh Paul Short Run (Sep. 30)
• Placed sixth in the Four Mile with 20:41.7 at the Haverford Invitational (Oct. 21)

• 2x 1600m State Champion
• 800m State Champion
• XC State Champion
• 4x XC State Titles
• 2x Track State Team Titles
• State record 3a in 1600m

• Son of Carolyn Weaver & Nishan Fernando
• Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences at UVA, previously enrolled in Wharton School of Business