Missed nearly four months in 2004 with a broken leg after being hit by a car ... an All-West Region cross country performer in 2005 ... among UW's all-time top-10 at 10000m outdoors, and 5000m indoors.
2005-06: Ran in UW's top-seven all year ... was 174th at NCAA Championships, helping UW to 27th ... placed 27th at Pac-10s and 25th at Regionals, the latter good for All-West Region honors ... one of UW's top long-distance runners on the track ... ran sixth in the 10000m at Pac-10s, and was 23rd in the 5000m ... placed 11th in the 5K at the MPSF Indoor Championships ... indoor 5K best of 14:18.07 was UW's eighth-best ever ... earned second-team Academic All-Pac-10 honors in the spring, and was honorable mention in the fall.
2004-05: Limited by injury to just one fall appearance in 2004 ... was UW's No. 4 runner at Regionals, in 51st overall ... made a healthy return in the spring ... was among UW's leaders in the mile and 3000m indoors ... ran 13th in the 3K at the MPSF Championships ... logged a 29:50.09 for 10000m at Stanford, the ninth-fastest in UW history ... placed 11th in the 10K at the Pac-10 meet ... earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention for both cross country and track.
2003-04: One of UW's top performers in the fall ... was the team's No. 5 runner at NCAAs, helping UW to 21st ... ran 36th at the NCAA Regional, and 35th at Pac-10s ... placed 11th in the 10K at the Pac-10 track meet ... clocked 5K and 10K season-bests of 14:34.55 and 30:12.42, respectively ... competed unattached indoors, including a 5K best of 14:23.32 that would have ranked sixth all-time at UW ... earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention in the fall.
2002-03: Redshirted the year ... earned USA Junior Track and Field All-American honors with a fifth-place finish in the 10K, in 30:49.70, at the USA Jr. Nationals ... ran unattached in the fall.
High School and Personal: Born Mikhail Sayenko in Odessa, Ukraine ... parents are Lyudmila and Andrey ... set school 3200m record with a time of 9:12 in a 16th-place finish at the 2002 Arcadia Invite ... earned All-West Region honors with a top-25 finish at the 2001 Foot Locker West Regional ... was fourth at both the 2000 and 2001 state 3A cross country meets, in 16:31 and 16:11, respectively ... was third in the 3200m at the 2002 state track meet ... also took seventh in the mile at state in 2002 ... as a junior, was fourth at state in the 3200m, and ninth in the mile ... set prep bests of 4:18 (mile) and 15:25 (5000m) ... set course record at Sammamish State Park ... an architecture major.
Collegiate Best Marks:
3000m.......8:14.60i / 8:33.09
5000m.......14:18.07i / 14:33.79