Fresno State: (2009 Cross Country) One of the core Bulldogs for the cross country team ... recorded his 8K season-best at the Notre Dame timing in at 27:35 ... finished in 22nd at the 6K Nevada Twilight with a time of 21:55. (2009 Track) Ran the distance races for the Bulldogs ... one of the team's top 10,000-meter racers, marking a personal-best of 32:15.55 on the track ... also ran the 3,000, crossing at 9:07.88. (2008 Cross Country) Finished the season strong, coming in third on the team at the NCAA West Regionals ... set a 10K personal-best of 32:20.14 at the Regional ... took 41st at the WAC Championships with a time of 28:29.90 in the 8K ... marked a personal-best in the 8K at the Pepperdine Invitational, running a 26:09.01 ... 2008 Academic All-WAC. (2008 Track) Strong freshman season in the distance races ... took second in the 10,000-meter at the WAC Championship, clocking a personal-best of 33:24.31 ... also finished seventh at the WAC Championship in the 5,000 with a personal-best of 15:43.80. (2007 Cross Country) Finished 54th with a time of 32:04 at the Cal Poly Invitational ... placed 83rd at the Pepperdine Invitational, clocking in at 29:30 ... was 24th with a time of 27:37 at the Hornet Jamboree in Sacramento ... placed 145th with a time of 28:24 in the 8K at the UC Irvine Invitational.
Prior to Fresno State: Lettered four years in cross country and track and field at Clovis High ... helped team to a conference championship in cross country, as well as a second place finish in 2005-06 ... was all-league as a freshman in cross country ... named All-Valley as a senior ... personal best in the three-mile was 15:52 and 16:07 in the 5K.
Personal: Born Jan. 18, 1989 ... parents are Virginia and Maximino Hernandez ... older brothers are José, Benito, Juan and Humberto ... most admires his father ... favorite athlete is gold-medalist Billy Mills ... enjoys jet skiing, hiking and hanging out with friends.