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Abington Heights girls claim No. 1

Abington Heights captured another championship last week and, with it, moved into the top Big School girls spot in the latest Riverfront Sports Super Six Track and Field Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

The new rankings were released in the morning Monday, the first of two days of the District 2 Championships at Scranton Memorial Stadium.

The Hazleton Area, Delaware Valley and Dunmore boys also moved up along with the Lake-Lehman girls. The North Pocono boys, Holy Cross boys and Holy Redeemer girls joined the rankings.

Abington Heights added the Class 3A title in the Robert Spagna Lackawanna Track Conference Championships to the 16th straight LTC Division 1 title and Jordan Relays championship that it had already won.

The Comets traded places with Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 champion Dallas, which finished second in the first WVC Championship Meet.

Wallenpaupack, WVC Meet champion Crestwood, Wyoming Area and Hazleton Area held on to third through sixth, in order.

The most movement took place in Big School boys.

LTC Division 1 champion Valley View held the first position after winning the Spagna title.

Hazleton Area moved up from third to second. The Cougars shared the WVC Division 1 title and won the WVC Championship Meet.

LTC Division 2 champion Delaware Valley jumped from fifth to third.

WVC Division 2 champion Wyoming Area held fourth.

North Pocono returned to the rankings in fifth.

Dallas, which also shared in the WVC Division 1 title, remains in sixth.

Crestwood fell out of the rankings.

Small School boys is the only set of rankings in which first and second stayed the same.

Mid Valley held first when the LTC Division 3 champions ran away with the Class 2A title at the Spagna Meet.

Holy Redeemer is second.

Dunmore traded places with Lakeland, climbing into third after a second-place Class 2A finish in the Spagna Meet.

LTC Division 4 champion Montrose is still fifth.

Holy Cross is sixth after a third-place Class 2A finish at the Spagna Meet.

Elk Lake fell from the rankings, which combine an assessment of teams in dual meet and multi-team events like invitationals and championships.

Lake-Lehman swapped positions with Montrose, moving from third to second behind Lakeland in Small School girls.

Lakeland, the LTC Division 3 champ, won the Spagna Class 2A title.

Mid Valley and Blue Ridge held fourth and fifth.

Holy Redeemer came back into the rankings in sixth after placing fourth out of 14 teams at the WVC Championships.

Dunmore dropped out.

The rankings will be updated one more time, following the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association state championships.

The full track and field rankings, with previous ranking and final divisional records:


Big School Boys

RankTeamLast RankDivision Record
1Valley View14-0
2Hazleton Area35-1
3Delaware Valley54-0
4Wyoming Area46-0
5North PoconoNR3-1

Small School Boys

RankTeamLast RankDivision Record
1Mid Valley15-0
2Holy Redeemer24-1
6Holy CrossNR2-3

Big School Girls

RankTeamLast RankDivision Record
1Abington Heights24-0
5Wyoming Area56-0
6Hazleton Area64-2

Small School Girls

RankTeamLast RankDivision Record
4Mid Valley44-1
5Blue Ridge54-1
6Holy RedeemerNR2-4

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