Heavy rain and thunder arrived on Tuesday as expected and put a damper on the District 2 Class 2A Track and Field Championships at Scranton Memorial Stadium.

The meet had to be postponed not once, but twice in a day and will now be run on THURSDAY with preliminary heats going off at 3 p.m.

Complain if you want, but the officials did the right thing. The initial weather forecast showed a chance that the afternoon and evening could be dry on Wednesday. However, the bad weather caused power outages across several of the regions in NEPA and forced schools to work on a delayed schedule. Plus, more rain is in the forecast throughout the day Wednesday, therefore it is in the best interest of the kids and the fans to make the decision on Tuesday to move the meet to Thursday.

And here’s why.

Look at what the Class 3A athlete accomplished in one of the best overall days of the spring. They rose to the occasion to say the least.

Our good friends at pa.milesplit.com were on hand and they have their state rankings out already and the Class 3A athletes from District 2 put themselves on tote board in grand fashion as they now get ready for the PIAA Championship Meet on May 25-26 at Shippensburg University.

 

Let’s start here:

 

 

Payden MONTANA / BERWICK

 

  • Already the No. 1 ranked athlete in the state in Class 3A, the senior set District 2 records with distances of 154 feet, 8 inches in the discus and 50-4.5 in the shot put.

 

Headed to PENN STATE

 

Berwick’s Payden Montana.
Photo by Christopher Dolan

 

 


 

 

Katie DAMMER / ABINGTON HEIGHTS

 

  • Set a District 2 Class 3A record with a time of 4 minutes, 54.24 seconds in the 1,600-meter run which put her at No. 2 in the state among Class 3A athletes.

 

Headed to GEORGETOWN

 

Abington Heights’ Katie Dammer competes in the 1,600
Photo by Christopher Dolan

 

 


 

 

Marc MINICHELLO / WYOMING AREA

 

  • Launched the javelin 204-1 to beat the district record by almost four feet. He has the second-best mark among Class 3A athletes in the state.

 

Headed to UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

 

 

Wyoming Area’s Marc Anthony Minichello.
Photo by Christopher Dolan

 

 


 

 

400 RELAY / COUGHLIN

Marquis Silva, Rafael McCoy, Cole Horan, Vincent Todd

 

  • Set a District 2 Class 3A record by winning the race in 42.85 seconds. The Crusaders were challenged by Scranton, which came across in 43.08 and Valley View which clocked in at 43.20 — and all three are headed to the state meet.

 

 

 

Coughlin’s Vincent Todd runs the final leg of the 400 relay.
Photo by Christopher Dolan

 

 


 

 

Trejon TURNER / TUNKHANNOCK

 

  • Won the high jump with a clearing of 6-9 just back of the meet record of 6-10. He owns the No. 1 mark of the season in the state among Class 3A athletes.

 

 

Tunkhannock’s Trejon Turner competes in the high jump.
Photo by Christopher Dolan

 

 


 

 

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

 

Scranton’s Kyahni Harbin wins 100.
Photo by Christopher Dolan

 

 

 

   

Kyahni HARBIN

Ky’Ron HARBIN

CJ ANDERSON

Scranton

Scranton

Delaware Valley

Three gold medals

Two gold medals

Two gold medals

 

 


 

Wallenpaupack’s Mackenzie Turner.
Photo by Christopher Dolan

 

 

 

     

Reggie DICKEY

Kyle BURKE

Mackenzie TURNER

West Scranton

Abington Heights

Wallenpaupack

Two gold medals

Two gold medals

Three gold medals

 

 

 


 

 

 

MEDAL COUNT

 

 

CLASS 3A Girls Medal Count

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

OTHER

TOTAL

Abington Heights

3

4

5

2

14

Pittston Area

1

1

9

11

Scranton Prep

3

1

5

9

Hazleton Area

1

1

2

5

9

Berwick

2

1

6

9

Dallas

1

1

1

6

9

Scranton

3

1

2

1

7

Wallenpaupack

4

1

5

Wyoming Area

1

1

3

5

Nanticoke

4

1

5

Valley View

1

3

1

5

West Scranton

4

4

Wyo. Valley West

2

1

3

Honesdale

1

2

3

North Pocono

1

2

3

Tunkhannock

1

1

2

Delaware Valley

2

2

Coughlin

2

2

Crestwood

1

1

 

 

CLASS 3A Boys Medal Count

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

OTHER

TOTAL

Wallenpaupack

1

3

2

7

13

Scranton

3

3

1

3

10

Pittston Area

1

1

2

6

10

Abington Heights

2

4

1

2

9

Hazleton Area

2

2

4

8

Delaware Valley

2

1

2

2

7

Dallas

1

6

7

Berwick

1

5

6

Wyoming Area

1

1

4

6

Scranton Prep

1

1

3

5

Coughlin

1

3

1

5

Tunkhannock

2

2

4

West Scranton

2

2

4

Wyo. Valley West

1

1

1

3

Crestwood

3

3

Valley View

3

3

North Pocono

1

2

3

Nanticoke

1

1

Honesdale

1

1

 

 


 

 

Abington Heights’ Katie Dammer competes in the 3200 meter run during the PIAA District 2 Class 3A track and field championship at Scranton Memorial Stadium on Monday, May 14, 2018.
Christopher Dolan / Staff Photographer

 

SCENES FROM 

Wallenpaupack’s Tyler Wirth.

THE DISTRICT 2 

CLASS 3A 

TRACK AND FIELD 

CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Christopher Dolan / Staff Photographer

 

 

Wyoming Valley West’s Mitchell Forgash pulls ahead of Abington Heights’ Dan Uhranowsky in the 800.

Delaware Valley’s CJ Anderson wins the 300 meter hurdles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abington Heights’ Kyle Burke, left, and Wallenpaupack’s Tyler Wirth approach the finish line in the 1600 meter run

 

 

Scranton Prep’s Garry Wrobleski

Wyoming Valley West’s Mitchell Forgash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scranton’s Samara Haigler.

 

 


 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS