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Abington Heights, Montrose win Jordan Relays girls championships

Pictured above: Class 3A champion Abington Heights. (Ben Magnotta Photo)

By Tom Robinson,

SCRANTON – Abington Heights eliminated the suspense by clinching its latest Jordan Relays Class 3A girls championship before the final event.

Montrose did not take the lead for good until it won the final event, leading wire-to-wire in the 4×400-meter relay to pull out the Class 2A title.

The Comets and Lady Meteors each repeated their championships Thursday night in the 67th annual event at Scranton Memorial Stadium.

Montrose, the Lackawanna Track Conference Division 4 champions, won the title with just an eight-girl team.

Class 2A girls champion Montrose. (Ben Magnotta Photo)

“We knew we just had to gut through it,” said Avery Kerr, the anchor runner in the final event and one of three girls that ran on all three winning relays for the Lady Meteors. “We weren’t feeling the greatest, but we knew we just had to push it.

“ … We ended up winning and we were real happy with that.”

Stephanie Summerville led off all three wins, running the 800 to start the distance medley and another in the 4×800. Out of 68 girls who participated in the 4×400, she had the fastest time as one of only two to finish the lap in under a minute.

Paige Brewer anchored the first two wins and handled the third leg of the 4×400.

Chloe Diaz was on two of the wins and Mary Pichette the other.

Montrose came up with 44 points to finish four ahead of Lakeland and Mid Valley. The Lady Meteors went into the final event trailing Lakeland by two points.

Summerville, Brewer and Diaz also ran on the 4×100 relay team that took second.

The top three teams accounted for all the event wins, two by Mid Valley and one by Lakeland.

Sprinters Karly Rusyn, Carolyn Chakiris and Natalie Talluto were part of both wins by the Spartanettes.

While Montrose only brought eight girls, Abington Heights had eight involved in at least one win each.

Abington Heights posted the highest winning score of any of the four divisions with 52 of a possible 60 points, 16 ahead of second-place North Pocono.

Marygrace Sabatini and Emma Horsley each were on three of the four relay wins. They were teammates on the 4×800 and 4×400 while Horsley ran a 400 in the distance medley and Sabatini anchored the 4×100.

Reese Morgan, Kaylyn Elliott, Anna Pucilowski and Maggie Coleman each were on two winning relays.

North Pocono won both sprint medleys, using the same lineup – Kaitlyn Kravitz, Hannah Lafave and Norah Wolff setting up anchor runner Emily Franklin.


Boys story: Cougars, Spartans claim boys titles – NEPA Sports Nation.

Boys results and Mid Valley team photo: Jordan Relays boys results – NEPA Sports Nation.

Girls results: Jordan Relays girls results – NEPA Sports Nation.

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