|Hometown:||Clifton Park, N.Y.|
Personal Best Marks
1 Mile: 4:13.84
5,000-meter: 14:24.30 - School Record
Indoor, placed twelfth in the 5,000-meter run (15:16.00) at America East Indoor Championships
Indoor, at the America East Championship finished first in the 5,000 to tab a school record and IC4A qualifying time at 14:24.60 ... recorded best times of 4:13.24 (mile), 8:20.26 (3,000m) and 14:45.84 (5,000m).
A distance runner in Track &Field with events in 3,000 and 5,000-meter run
Indoor, Finished 19th (15:21.87) in the 5,000-meter run at the America East Championship ... Clocked a meet record and an IC4A qualifying time at the Great Dane Classic in the 5,000-Meter Run (14:39.22) ... Recorded a personal best 8:29.86 in the 3,000-meter run in the Penn State Nittany Lion Challenge
Outdoor, qualified for IC4A with a 30:44.22 10,000m time and 15:27.87 in the 5,000m event.
2009-10: Made the America East Conference Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (indoor/outdoor) ...
Indoors, placed seventh in the 3,000 (8:28.96) as well as the 5,000 (14:51.64) at the America East championship ... Finished the mile in a collegiate-best time of 4:22.40 at the Binghamton Tri-Meet.
Outdoors, won the 10,000-meter run at the Duke Invitational in a personal-best time of 30:44.22 to qualify for the IC4A Championship ... Ran a season-best time of 15:27.87 in the 5,000 at "The Dogfight" vs. Connecticut.
High School: Three-year letterwinner in track and field and cross country at Warwick Valley ... Competed in track and field and ran cross country at Shenendehowa as a senior ... Captained all three sports for two years ... Four-time All-American in track and field, garnering the recognition twice indoors in the 4xMile and once in the 4x800 indoors as well as the DMR outdoors ... Albany Times Union All-Area selection ... Indoor team MVP in 2009 ... Holds the Section II record in the 3,200 (9:06) ... The previous standard stood for 23 years ... Other personal-best times were 1:55 in the 800 and 4:14 in the 1,600 ... Was the 2008 New York Cross Country Federation champion, leading Shenendehowa to the team title ... Also helped Warwick Valley win the 2007 state championship.
Personal: Majoring in biology ... Born May 27, 1991 ... Son of Larysa Leuchenka ... Has two sisters, Natasha Leuchanka and Jenny Varik ... Native of Belarus.