Pía Fernández

UruguayUruguaySouth American champion in 1500 meters
Pía Fernández Pía Fernández

The middle-distance runner Pía Fernández is one of the best athletes in the history of Uruguay. She began to practice athletics at the age of 13, specializing in 800 meters in minor categories, until her coach, Sebastián Allende, convinced her to change permanently to the 1500.

She has been several times champion of Uruguay in both distances and holds the national records in 1000m, 1500m, 3000m, 5000m and 3000m steeplechase, although she has never specifically prepared these last two distances.

On the international scene, she was proclaimed South American champion in 1500 meters in 2019 in Lima, after reached the bronze four years before on the same place. In addition, also in Peru she achieved the fifth place at the Pan American Games, and the gold medal in 3000m and silver in 1500m at the Ibero American Championship.

Personal information

Name

María Pía Fernández Moreira

Date of birth

Abril 1st, 1995

Place of birth

TrinidadUruguay

Weight / Height

58kg / 1.70m

Discipline

1500 meters

Coach

Sebastián Allende

Pía Fernández
2020
Uruguayan national champion in 1500m
Montevideo 🇺🇾
South American indoor champion in 1500m
Cochabamba 🇧🇴
2019
Qualification round in 1500m at the World Outdoor Championships
Doha 🇶🇦
South American champion in 1500m
Lima 🇵🇪
5th at the Pan American Games in 1500m
Lima 🇵🇪
4th at the Universiade in 1500m
Nápoles 🇮🇹
4th at the World Military Games in 1500m
Wuhan 🇨🇳
Uruguayan national champion in 1500m
Montevideo 🇺🇾
100th at the World Cross Country Championships
Aarhus 🇪🇸
2018
Ibero American champion in 3000m and vice-champion in 1500m
Trujillo 🇵🇪
South American Games vice-champion in 1500m and bronze in 800m
Cochabamba 🇧🇴
Uruguayan national champion in 1500m and 3000m steeplechase
Montevideo 🇺🇾
2017
4th at the South American Championships in 1500m
Asunción 🇵🇾
Uruguayan national champion in 800m and 1500m
Montevideo 🇺🇾
2016
Bronze at the Ibero American Championships in 1500m
Río de Janeiro 🇧🇷
South American U23 champion in 800 and 1500m
Lima 🇵🇪
2015
11th at the Pan American Games in 1500m
Toronto 🇨🇦
Bronze at the South American Championships in 1500m
Lima 🇵🇪
Uruguayan national champion in 1500m and vice-champion in 800m
Montevideo 🇺🇾
2014
Semifinalist at the World Junior Championships in 800m
Eugene 🇺🇸
4th at the South American Games in 800m
Santiago de Chile 🇨🇱
Bronze at the South American U23 Championships in 800m and 5th in 1500m
Montevideo 🇺🇾
Uruguayan national champion in 800m and 1500m
Montevideo 🇺🇾
2013
South American Junior vice-champion in 800m
Chacho 🇦🇷
4th at the Pan American Junior Championships in 800m and 1500m
Medellín 🇨🇴
2012
South American U18 vice-champion in 800m
Mendoza 🇦🇷
Uruguayan national champion in 800m
Montevideo 🇺🇾
2011
Uruguayan national champion in 800m
Montevideo 🇺🇾
800 meters
20202:08.54Montevideo🇺🇾08/12/2020
20192:08.10Lugo🇪🇸23/06/2019
20182:05.96Castres🇫🇷25/07/2018
20172:08.53Buenos Aires🇦🇷30/03/2017
20162:06.64Mataró🇪🇸06/07/2016
20152:08.05Montevideo🇺🇾28/06/2015
20142:08.62Santiago de Chile🇨🇱16/03/2014
20132:10.37Medellín🇨🇴24/08/2013
20122:13.64Mendoza🇦🇷28/10/2012
20112:25.96Montevideo🇺🇾13/11/2011
1500 meters
20204:18.31Montevideo🇺🇾05/12/2020
20194:09.45Doha🇶🇦02/10/2019
20184:15.66Barcelona🇪🇸11/07/2018
20174:21.24Montevideo🇺🇾11/03/2017
20164:12.61Río de Janeiro🇧🇷16/05/2016
20154:19.37Lima🇵🇪12/06/2015
20144:26.61São Paulo🇧🇷13/09/2014
20134:37.75Montevideo🇺🇾25/05/2013
20124:47.75San Carlos🇺🇾14/04/2012

Achievements

South American champion in 1500m (Lima 2019), vice-champion (Guayaquil 2021) and bronze (Lima 2015)

Ibero American champion in 3000m and vice-champion in 1500m (Trujillo 2018)

5th at the Pan American Games in 1500m (Lima 2019)

Six-time Uruguayan national champion in 1500m and three-time in 800m

Personal bests

800m 2:05.96 (2018)
1500m 4:09.45 (2019)
3000m 9:12.80 (2018)
2020
Uruguayan national champion in 1500m
Montevideo 🇺🇾
South American indoor champion in 1500m
Cochabamba 🇧🇴
2019
Qualification round in 1500m at the World Outdoor Championships
Doha 🇶🇦
South American champion in 1500m
Lima 🇵🇪
5th at the Pan American Games in 1500m
Lima 🇵🇪
4th at the Universiade in 1500m
Nápoles 🇮🇹
4th at the World Military Games in 1500m
Wuhan 🇨🇳
Uruguayan national champion in 1500m
Montevideo 🇺🇾
100th at the World Cross Country Championships
Aarhus 🇪🇸
2018
Ibero American champion in 3000m and vice-champion in 1500m
Trujillo 🇵🇪
South American Games vice-champion in 1500m and bronze in 800m
Cochabamba 🇧🇴
Uruguayan national champion in 1500m and 3000m steeplechase
Montevideo 🇺🇾
2017
4th at the South American Championships in 1500m
Asunción 🇵🇾
Uruguayan national champion in 800m and 1500m
Montevideo 🇺🇾
2016
Bronze at the Ibero American Championships in 1500m
Río de Janeiro 🇧🇷
South American U23 champion in 800 and 1500m
Lima 🇵🇪
2015
11th at the Pan American Games in 1500m
Toronto 🇨🇦
Bronze at the South American Championships in 1500m
Lima 🇵🇪
Uruguayan national champion in 1500m and vice-champion in 800m
Montevideo 🇺🇾
2014
Semifinalist at the World Junior Championships in 800m
Eugene 🇺🇸
4th at the South American Games in 800m
Santiago de Chile 🇨🇱
Bronze at the South American U23 Championships in 800m and 5th in 1500m
Montevideo 🇺🇾
Uruguayan national champion in 800m and 1500m
Montevideo 🇺🇾
2013
South American Junior vice-champion in 800m
Chacho 🇦🇷
4th at the Pan American Junior Championships in 800m and 1500m
Medellín 🇨🇴
2012
South American U18 vice-champion in 800m
Mendoza 🇦🇷
Uruguayan national champion in 800m
Montevideo 🇺🇾
2011
Uruguayan national champion in 800m
Montevideo 🇺🇾
800 meters
20202:08.54Montevideo🇺🇾08/12/2020
20192:08.10Lugo🇪🇸23/06/2019
20182:05.96Castres🇫🇷25/07/2018
20172:08.53Buenos Aires🇦🇷30/03/2017
20162:06.64Mataró🇪🇸06/07/2016
20152:08.05Montevideo🇺🇾28/06/2015
20142:08.62Santiago de Chile🇨🇱16/03/2014
20132:10.37Medellín🇨🇴24/08/2013
20122:13.64Mendoza🇦🇷28/10/2012
20112:25.96Montevideo🇺🇾13/11/2011
1500 meters
20204:18.31Montevideo🇺🇾05/12/2020
20194:09.45Doha🇶🇦02/10/2019
20184:15.66Barcelona🇪🇸11/07/2018
20174:21.24Montevideo🇺🇾11/03/2017
20164:12.61Río de Janeiro🇧🇷16/05/2016
20154:19.37Lima🇵🇪12/06/2015
20144:26.61São Paulo🇧🇷13/09/2014
20134:37.75Montevideo🇺🇾25/05/2013
20124:47.75San Carlos🇺🇾14/04/2012

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