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    Tec Fernando
    Tec Fernando
    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Skokie, Ill.

    High School:
    Niles North HS

    Height:
    5-1

    Birthdate:
    01/01/1987

    AT ILLINOIS

    2005:
    Posted a 3k personal best of 11:32 at the Hawkeye Invite . . . Marked up a finish of 19:56.98 at the Illini Challenge as the sixth illini scorer.

    High School:
    Earned all-conference honors in cross country and track as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Named the team MVP in both sports ... Also garnered the most spirited and scholar-athlete award for both sports ... Earned varsity letters in cross country and track ... Ran at Niles North for coach Dan Horyn.

    Personal:
    Full name is Techika Roshami Fernando ... Goes by her nickname Tec ... Born 1/1/97 in Sri Lanka ... Parents are Emmanuel and Elisabeth Fernando ... Has one brother and one sister ... Plans to become a teacher following school ... Was a member of the honor roll throughout high school ... Her biggest thrill in sports is reaching a personal record ... Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan ... Her high school coach has been most influential in her high school career by making her believe in herself.

    Personal Bests:

    3km: 11:32
    5km: 19:56.98

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