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Honesdale boys, Scranton Prep girls make big moves into rankings

The Honesdale boys and Scranton Prep girls did more than just join the Century Dental Associates Cross Country Power Rankings of District 2 teams this week.

The Hornets and Classics jumped right into the top half of the rankings after the first full week of the season.

While the Abington Heights boys and Crestwood girls were able to maintain their holds on top rankings, the Honesdale boys and Scranton Prep girls used similar accomplishments to produce the same results.

The Hornets and Classics finished best among five local teams Saturday in the Blue race in the PennTrackXC 12.2 meet at Kutztown University.

Both teams went from unranked to fifth on their respective lists of the top dozen teams in the district, regardless of classification.

There was plenty of movement in the new rankings, which were released Monday night.

Dallas moved up on the boys list while Scranton Prep and Lakeland joined Honesdale in moving into the rankings.

Montrose climbed in the girls rankings.

The top four boys teams remained the same.

Abington Heights is followed by Holy Redeemer, North Pocono and Crestwood after the four teams combined to go 10-0 in the first week of conference cluster meets.

Honesdale, the new No. 5, did not run a league meet, but it finished seventh out of 25 teams at Kutztown, placing immediately in front of Lake-Lehman, which held on to sixth.

Montrose dropped from fifth to seventh when it started 1-2, losing to two higher-ranked opponents.

Mid Valley and Delaware Valley slipped one spot each into eighth and ninth.

Dallas moved up from 11th to 10th after going 2-0, then finishing seventh of 31 teams at the Centaur Invitational at DeSales University.

Scranton Prep and Lakeland joined the rankings in 11th and 12th.

The top three girls teams remained the same.

Crestwood is first, followed by Abington Heights and Holy Redeemer.

Montrose went 2-1, losing on a sixth-runner tiebreaker to second-ranked Abington Heights. The Lady Meteors are up to fourth.

Scranton Prep joins the rankings in fifth after going 3-0 and beating Lakeland in the process.

Dallas held sixth.

North Pocono and Honesdale each dropped three places and are seventh and eighth respectively.

Scranton, Lake-Lehman and Lakeland slipped on spot to ninth through 11th.

Valley View held on to 12th.

The rankings with records and last week’s rank:



RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Abington Heights2-0   1
  2.Holy Redeemer2-0  2
  3.North Pocono3-0  3
  4.Crestwood2-0  4
  6.Lake-Lehman2-0  6
  7.Montrose1-2  5
  8.Mid Valley3-0  7
  9.Delaware Valley0-0  8
11.Scranton Prep3-0NR


RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Crestwood2-0  1
  2.Abington Heights3-0  2
  3.Holy Redeemer2-0  3
  4.Montrose2-1  7
  5.Scranton Prep3-0NR
  6.Dallas2-0  6
  7.North Pocono2-1  4
  8.Honesdale0-0  5
  9.Scranton3-0  8
10.Lake-Lehman2-0  9
12.Valley View2-112

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