History was on Nick Plant's mind at the OHSAA Division I Track and Field Championships.
While the Virginia Tech recruit owned the fourth-best 800m performance in Ohio state history prior to the state championships, he upped his PR in resounding fashion on Saturday inside Jesse Owens Memorial stadium in Columbus, logging a U.S. No. 3 time of 1:48.65 to win his second straight title.
It was as dominant a performance as you'll ever see.
Plant separated from the field at 200 meters and continued to gap his competitors before turning it on in the final 120 meters as he chopped off nearly three-fourths of a second en route to a dazzling display.
His effort, his first sub-1:50 performance on the season and the No. 43 performance in high school history, is now one of just four under 1:50 all-time in Ohio history.
But across the landscape of high school track in the U.S. in 2022, it was the ninth overall performance under that threshold. Incredibly, he wasn't even the only Ohioan to break the tape under that time, either -- United's (OH) Kaleb Nastari went 1:49.56 on Saturday, too.
Plant will follow this effort next weekend in Seattle, Washington, at Brooks PR.
Photo Credit: Shawn Conlon/Ohio MileSplit
2022 OHSAA Division I 800m Results
|4||Aidan Eberhardt||11||Pick. North||1:54.57|
|5||Cooper Citro||11||Olen. Berlin||1:55.12|