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Lake-Lehman claims No. 1 position

Lake-Lehman moved back to the top of the Small School girls portion of the rankings when the final Riverfront Sports Super Six Track and Field Power Rankings of District 2 teams were released late Monday night.

The Lady Knights joined the three other district champions in the top spots in the rankings.

Class 3A district champions, the Valley View boys and Abington Heights girls, hold the final No. 1 Big School spots. The Comets moved to the top of the Big School girls rankings in the last set of rankings before the district and state meets.

Class 2A champion Mid Valley leads the Small School boys rankings.

The rankings combine an assessment of teams in both dual meets and large championship or invitational competition.

Following the completion of the postseason meets, there were several changes.

North Pocono and Dallas boys moved up along with Lake-Lehman, Wyoming Area and Holy Redeemer girls. The Riverside boys, North Pocono girls and Susquehanna girls all joined the rankings.

The Valley View and Mid Valley boys went unbeaten in their Lackawanna Track Conference division schedules and won the two classes in the Robert Spagna LTC Championship Meet before winning their district titles.

The Abington Heights girls swept the same four titles.

Lake-Lehman finished second in Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2, but its only loss came to Wyoming Area, a ranked Big School.

Valley View, WVC Division 1 co-champion and conference meet champ Hazleton Area and LTC Division 2 champion Delaware Valley remained 1-2-3 in Big School boys when they finished in that order in Class 3A boys at the District 2 Championships.

North Pocono and Dallas each moved up one spot into fifth and sixth while WVC Division 2 champion Wyoming Area dropped to sixth.

The top five Small School boys teams remained the same.

Mid Valley is followed by Holy Redeemer, Dunmore, Lakeland and LTC Division 4 champion Montrose.

Riverside replaced Holy Cross in sixth. The Vikings had a losing regular-season record, but finished third in Class 2A boys at the district meet.

Conference Division 1 champions Abington Heights and Dallas remained 1-2 in Big School girls after finishing in that order in Class 3A at districts.

WVC Division 2 champion Wyoming Area used a third-place district finish to jump from fifth to third.

LTC Division 2 champion Wallenpaupack slipped one spot to fourth.

North Pocono finished fourth in the district to join the rankings in fifth.

WVC Championship Meet winner Crestwood slipped two spots to sixth following a seventh-place district finish.

Hazleton Area dropped out of the rankings.

Lake-Lehman traded places with LTC Division 3 champion and District 2 runner-up Lakeland in the Small School girls rankings.

LTC Division 4 champion Montrose and Mid Valley held third and fourth.

Holy Redeemer climbed one spot to fifth.

Susquehanna joined the rankings in sixth. The Lady Sabers hit both extremes as a winless dual meet squad, but the top finisher from the district on the state level with four-event medalist Tatum Norris leading them to third in Class 2A.

Blue Ridge fell from the rankings.

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


Big School Boys

RankTeamLast RankDivision RecordDistrict 3A Finish
1Valley View14-01st
2Hazleton Area25-12nd
3Delaware Valley34-03rd
4North Pocono53-14th
6Wyoming Area46-09th

Small School Boys

RankTeamLast RankDivision RecordDistrict 2A Finish
1Mid Valley15-01st
2Holy Redeemer24-12nd

Big School Girls

RankTeamLast RankDivision RecordDistrict 3A Finish
1Abington Heights16-01st
3Wyoming Area56-03rd
5North PoconoNR3-14th

Small School Girls

RankTeamLast RankDivision RecordDistrict 2A Finish
4Mid Valley44-18th
5Holy Redeemer62-43rd


Learn how the four No. 1 teams put together their district team championships:

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