Sebastian Fernandez
Mid Distance
Last School
Anoka High School
Roster Years

BYU Highlights

  • First Team All-American (2023 DMR, eighth-place finish at 9:39.45) 
  • Second Team All-American (2022 outdoor 800m, 11th-place finish at 1:47.66)
  • Part of BYU's all-time school-record in the DMR - 9:21.18. The record, set at Notre Dame to qualify for nationals in Feb. 2023, surpassed the prior mark by nearly eight seconds.
  • Holds two additional BYU top-10 records: No. 3 in the indoor 800m (1:47.63) and No. 5 in the outdoor 800m (1:47.03)
  • Became No. 3 all-time at BYU in the indoor 800m in January 2023 at the Razorback Invitational, clocking a time of 1:47.63
  • In 2022, his No. 5 all-time outdoor 800m finish of 1:47.03 broke a 33 year-old Robison Track and Field Complex record at the BYU Cougar Invitational


  • Parents are Fabian and Anahi Fernandez
  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Fun Facts: Wii tennis expert, has traveled to 27 countries
  • Instagram: seb.fernandez17

Before BYU

  • Named Minnesota All-State in 4x800 (2019)
  • Name All-Conference in 4x800 (2019)
  • Broke Anoka HS 4x800 record (2019)
  • Lettered twice in soccer at Anoka HS
  • Personal records of 24.27 (200m), 51.48 (400m) and 1:57.0 (800m)

Indoor Personal Bests




1:47.63 (No. 3 all-time at BYU)


2023 Razorback Invitational



2023 BYU Indoor Invite II


Outdoor Personal Bests




1:47.03 (No. 5 all-time at BYU)


2022 BYU Cougar Invitational

Career Stats

Men's Cross Country Athlete Profile

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2022

Outdoor Season

  • Second Team All-American (800m) with 11th-place finish at nationals (1:47.66).
  • A mid-season newcomer to the team, Fernandez burst onto the scene in the Cougars' final regular season meet with a win in the 800m at the BYU Cougar Invitational on May 14. Fernandez's time of 1:47.03 proved good for No. 5 all-time at BYU and broke a 33 year-old Robison Track and Field Complex record set by Paul Ereng of Virginia on June 2, 1989.
  • The only current or former BYU track and field athlete to hold a facility record at the Robison Track and Field Complex. 
  • Finished the season ranked No. 20 nationally in the men's 800m at 1:47.03. 
Sophmore Year 2023

Indoor Season

  • Became No. 3 all-time in the 800m at the Razorback Invitational (1:47.63), surpassing his No. 5 mark set earlier in the season
  • Clocked No. 5 all-time BYU record in the 800m, finishing at 1:48.84 at the BYU Indoor Invitational
Junior Year

Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year