Fabulous Five: 5 Performances that Stood Out Last Week


Welcome to week four of the Fabulous Five!!

The Fabulous Five highlights five individuals each week of the 2023 Minnesota outdoor track and field season that stood out to us from the previous weeks' track and field meets. 

Related: Week 1 Fabulous Five | Week 2 Fabulous Five | Week 3 Fabulous Five 

The purpose of these five performances isn't to highlight state records or only top-ten performances. It's to highlight performances from across Minnesota that stood out in recent meet results. Any kind of result/performance is applicable. 

Note: This is not a ranking of the five best performances of the week. This is a feature of five outstanding performances of our choice. There were many fantastic performances that were not highlighted in this feature. 


Owen Angell Flys High at Delano Invitational

Owen Angell a sophomore at Becker flew up the rankings with a jump of 14' 6" at the Delano Invitational last week. This was a new personal best for Angell beating out his old PR of 14' 0" from last spring. Angell now ranks #4 in Minnesota for the boy's pole vault this season. 

Alongside his #4 state ranking, Angell ranks as the top sophomore pole vaulter in Minnesota by over a foot. His jump of 14' 6" is tied for 6th all-time by a Minnesota sophomore boy as seen below:


Calvin Ciganik

15' 6"2016

Brian Schloeder

15' 1"2022

Lee Bares

15' 0"2011

Grant Krieger

15' 0"2011

Jacob Munsch

15' 0"2017

Josh Sorenson

14' 6"2001

Owen Angell

14' 6"2023


Jazleen Malherek-Osorio, the Next Standout Wayzata Girls Distance Runner

Wayzata keeps trotting out standout girl's distance runners and their next great one just might be freshman Jazleen Malherek-Osorio. Last week she competed at the Wayzata Relays where she finished 4th in the 800m with a time of 2:19.96.

With her time of 2:19.96, she beat out her old PR of 2:22.44 from the Lake Conference Relays earlier in the season. Her time is the #3 time for her class in Minnesota and ranks #17 overall for all Minnesota girls. 

On top of being a standout 800m runner, she has also emerged as an elite 1600m runner with a personal best of 5:06.83 from early April. That ranks #12 for all Minnesota girls and the #2 time for her class. Her personal best time in the 1600m ranks her #38 all-time for all Minnesota freshmen girls. Not too bad for someone who is newer to the sport of track and field. 

For all Minnesota freshmen girls 1600m times in the last four years, she compares favoritely to some of the best runners in the state. 

Hopkins High School
Hutchinson High School
Saint Paul Highland Park High School
Alexandria High School
Albany High School
Wayzata High School
Pequot Lakes High School
Wayzata High School
Chanhassen High School
Forest Lake Area High School


Tyler Milkes Comes Out of Nowhere to Become Wayzata Great

Coming into the Wayzata Relays, first-year Wayzata track and field athlete Tyler Milkes had impressed in his first season with a 100m time of 11.08 and a 200m time of 22.10. Going into the Wayzata Relays that ranked him tied for 29th in the 100m and 4th in the 200m. 

At the meet, Milkes finished 1st in the 100m with a time of 10.62 and was 2nd in the 400m with a time of 50.73 in his first 400m race of the season. Milkes now ranks #1 in Minnesota for the 100m, is still #4 in the 200m, and now ranks #17 in the 400m. 

His 100m time is not just the #1 time in Minnesota this season, but is one of the best times in state history. With his surprising time and massive PR of 10.62, he ranks tied for 22nd all-time for Minnesota boys in the 100m

All-Time 100m Rankings

14Shaheed Hickman10.572014
T-15Jon Boyd10.582004
T-15Jerrell Hancock10.582007
T-15Drew Olson10.582019
T-18Jerry Burch10.591998
T-18Jake Gourley10.592014
T-18Zach Nelson10.592017
21Richlu Tudee10.612022
T-22Maximilian Comfere10.622022
T-22Tyler Milkes10.622023

On top of running the #22 100m time in state history, Milkes set a new Wayzata school record. The old school record was held by Jeff Tarnowski who ran a time of 10.76 in 1995 at the MSHSL State Championships. 


Max Westerlund Goes Elite in 2023

Lost in the pack of excellent Minnesota boys distance runners has been Minnetonka senior Max Westerlund who has quietly turned into one of the best distance runners in Minnesota. This seems odd to say for a runner who finished 10th at the state cross-country meet last fall, but the strides Westerlund has made this season have been impressive.

Going into the season Westerlund owned a 1600m PR of 4:23.55 and a 3200m PR of 9:44.68. He now has personal best times of 4:14.78 in the 1600m and 9:13.25 in the 3200m. He ranks #4 in Minnesota in the 1600m and #6 in the 3200m. 


Adele Changamire Carrys Her XC Success to the Track

One of the standout cross country runners from last season, Becker 7th-grader Adele Changamire has carried that success over to the track in her first track and field season. This year Changamire has PRs of 2:26.33 in the 800m and 5:20.97 in the 1600m. 

Her times rank her #47 all-time in the 800m for all Minnesota 7th-grade girls and #48 in the 1600m. She ranks #1 in both events for her class in Minnesota. She also ranks #6 in the 800m nationally for her class and #9 in the 1600m.