Valery Lavrusha
Valery  Lavrusha

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Zaporozhye, Ukraine

Event:
Jumps

03/26/2016

T&F: Great day at UTA as Bobby Lane Invitational returns

Alumni return to see strong performances from Maverick athletes.

FRESHMAN YEAR (2015-16): Took ninth in the high jump (5-05.25) and 15th in the long jump (17-09.5) at the league indoor meet ... Both marks were season highs ... Placed 12th in the high jump (5-05.25) and 15th in the long jump (17-11) at the SBC Outdoor Championships ... Won the high jump at the Oliver Jackson Twilight with a season-best mark of 5-06.

PRIOR TO UT ARLINGTON: 
Was a two-time Ukrainian Junior National champion in the high jump ... Placed third in the Ukrainian Junior National Championship in the long jump ... Has an all-time best high jump mark of 1.78m (5-10) ... Has a career-best long jump of 5.95m (19-6 1/4).

PERSONAL: Is the daughter of Elena Lavrusha and the late Vladimir Yashchenko ... Father, Vladimir Yashchenko, was the European champion in the high jump and the former world record holder ... He set the world record of 2.33m at the age of 18 and later posted a career-best jump of 2.35m ... Is a biology major.

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