Among UW's all-time top-10 at 10000m outdoors, and 5000m indoors ... a two-time All-West Region Cross Country honoree ... bettered the Olympic qualifying standard in the marathon in December.
2006 (Cross Country): Was UW's No. 2 finisher at each of the five meets in which he competed ... became the first Husky since 1992 to compete at three NCAA Cross Country Championship meets ... placed 65th overall at NCAAs, leading a 12th-place team effort ... also ran in UW's top-five at NCAAs in 2003 and 2005 ... earned second-straight All-West Region accolade with a 10th-place Regional finish, and was 27th at Pac-10s ... earned team's Most Improved honor after the season ... also earned second-team Academic All-Pac-10 accolades ... capped the 2006 calendar year with an eighth-place finish in the California International Marathon, his first-ever marathon race ... final time of 2 hours, 19 minutes, 45 seconds was below the Olympic qualifying standard in the event, earning Sayenko a spot at next year's Olympic Trials.
2005-06: Ran sixth in the 10000m at Pac-10s, and was 23rd in the 5000m ... placed 11th in the 5K at MPSFs ... indoor 5K best of 14:18.07 was UW's eighth-best ever ... ran in UW's top-seven throughout the fall... was 174th at NCAAs helping UW to 27th ... placed 27th at Pac-10s and 25th at Regionals, the latter good for All-West Region honors ... 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 MPSFs ... logged a 29:50.09 for 10K at Stanford, UW's ninth-best ever ... placed 11th in the 10K at Pac-10s for second-straight year ... earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention for both sports.
2003-04: Placed 11th in the 10K at Pac-10s ... 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 ... 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 Regionals, and 35th at Pac-10s ... earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention in the fall. 2002-03: Redshirted the year ... earned USATF Jr. 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.......8:07.93i / 8:33.09
5000m.......14:14.73i / 14:33.79