Vermillion HOOPS star tearing up the 800 meters in track

By Rich Winter

While Vermillion's AJ Plitzuweit is locked and loaded and ready to head to Augustana this fall, he's still got some work to do on the track for the Vermillion Tanagers.

Plitzuwet recently cranked out a 2:03.90. That effort broke the state's qualifying standard of 2:04.93 

The 800 field is shaping up to be a good one with tons of talent dueling over two laps. 

Here is the list of athletes that have qualified for the Class A 800 meters. 

1.Peters, Derick1:59.24West Central

2.Hitt, Cooper1:59.46SF Christian

3.VanZee, Lance2:00.56SF Christian

4.Oesterling, Max2:02.11Custer

5.Trainor, Ty2:02.12St. Thomas More

6.Youngblood, Nathaniel2:02.76Custer

7.Glanzer, Kyle 2:03.64Mt. Vernon/Plankinton

8.Plituweit, AJ 2:03.90 - Vermillion


The Tanagers 4 x 800 relay, of which Plitzuweit is a member, has the third-fastest Class A time so far this season and has already pre-qualified for the Class A state meet. 

3200m Relay - 8:39.81

1.West Central8:28.74 

2.Sioux Falls Christian8:29.03