Chicago’s Fastest Prep Miler Living the American Dream
Pavlo Hutsalyuk won the IHSA Class 3A state title in the 1600 meters in 4:08.19 — the best time from a public league athlete ever.
By Justin Breen, DNAinfo
The fastest prep Miler in Chicago Public League history came to this country as a fourth-grader speaking almost no English and didn't start running until high school.
Recent Lane Tech graduate Pavlo Hutsalyuk last month won the IHSA Class 3A state title in the 1600 meters in 4:08.19 — the best time from a public league athlete ever. The University of Iowa-bound runner broke his personal-best time by six seconds.
"It's pretty cool," Hutsalyuk said of holding the public league mark. "In 20 years, it means they're still going to talk about me ... unless somebody runs faster. It's cool being part of history."
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