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2021 In Review: Boys Cross Country

EDITOR’S NOTE: As a step in getting ready for the start of fall 2022 league competition, is taking a look back at the 2021 season in District 2.

Team champions

North Pocono won both the District 2 Class 3A and Lackawanna League championships.

Holy Redeemer and Montrose won the District 2 Class 2A and A titles.

Crestwood was the Wyoming Valley Conference champion.

Individual champions

North Pocono’s Caleb Kenyon, in Class 3A; Lake-Lehman’s Nick Hockenbury, in Class 2A; and Riverside’s Daniel Danilovitz, in Class A, were the District 2 winners.

State impact

North Pocono’s Kenyon finished the Hershey Parkview Course in 16:03.6 to place third in the state in Class 3A at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Championship.

Montrose had District 2’s best team finish, placing 10th in Class A.

Riverside’s Danilovitz was 11th, Dunmore’s Joseph Cardillo 22th and Montrose’s Nate Sinkovich was 23rd to claim state medals in Class A.

Lake-Lehman’s Hockenbury was 24th in Class 2A.


Lackawanna League: North Pocono 23-0, Abington Heights 22-1, Montrose 20-3, Scranton Prep 20-3, Honesdale 19-4, Mid Valley 19-4, Blue Ridge 15-8, Dunmore 15-8, Lakeland 15-8, Valley View 15-8, Delaware Valley 14-9, Holy Cross 11-12, Scranton 11-12, Wallenpaupack 11-12, Riverside 9-14, 8Lackawanna Trail 8-15, Elk Lake 7-16, Mountain View 5-18, Old Forge 5-18, West Scranton 5-18, Susquehanna 3-20, Carbondale 0-21, Forest City 0-21, Western Wayne 0-21.

Wyoming Valley Conference: Crestwood 15-1, Lake-Lehman 15-1, Holy Redeemer 14-2, Berwick 13-3, Dallas 13-3, Tunkhannock 11-5, Wyoming Valley West 10-6, Hazleton Area 8-8, Wyoming Area 8-8, Northwest 7-9, Wyoming Seminary 6-10, Pittston Area 5-11, Wilkes-Barre Area 3-12, MMI Prep 1-12, Hanover Area 1-13, Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech 1-13, Nanticoke 0-14.

Power Rankings

North Pocono finished the season as the No. 1 team in the Century Dental Associates Cross Country Power Ranking of District 2 teams.

The Trojans were followed by No. 2 Abington Heights, No. 3 Holy Redeemer, No. 4 Lake-Lehman, No. 5 Crestwood, No. 6 Montrose, No. 7 Mid Valley, No. 8 Dallas, No. 9 Scranton Prep, No. 10 Honesdale, No. 11 Blue Ridge, No. 12 Berwick.


Dunmore freshman Tommy Clark missed a state medal by one place, finishing 26th in Class A. … Lake-Lehman defeated Crestwood, 25-30, in a WVC meeting between eventual co-champions. Crestwood had the upperhand at the Ed Narkiewicz/WVC Coaches Championship Meet despite Hockenbury winning the individual title for Lake-Lehman.

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