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.
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.
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.