The 2018 Lackawanna Track Conference season is ready to get going and I decided a good way to start would be to look at the rich history of every program in the conference.

Thanks to remarkable — and fast — responses from the coaches, I was able to compile as thorough a data base as was possible. I set out to publish the school records for each event for every school. Now, before everyone gets bent out of shape, this is NOT A RANKING. What I did was simply list the records with the fastest time, the best distances and heights, to get the No. 1 performance of all-time. That is all. After that, I just wanted to recognize some of the great athletes from EVERY school. Obviously, there were years when yes, some athletes, while not school-record holders would be on this list. But nobody can track that data. It’s too difficult.

Through this process, it’s really fun to see some of the names. The history and the achievements of these athletes is remarkable.

OK, here are some ground rules: 

  • SUBMITTED: These performances were submitted to me by coaches. West Scranton was unable to submit its marks.
  • ADDING TIME: Some school records were listed as hand-held records. To be fair, if I saw a time that stood out, or didn’t have an odd number in tenths, I added .24 to account for fully automatic timing (FAT) and here is why. First, it is almost mathematically impossible to run a time to the tenth of a second. For example, a 10.9 in the 100, has to be a hand-held time, otherwise it would have a time measured out to the hundredth of a second — 10.91. When an athlete runs a school record with a hand-held clock, .24 should always be added to that mark. FAT times were not used most likely prior to the mid-1990s even at the district level. So, when I saw a time like that, I researched the athlete, and if the time was not run at districts or states, I added .24. Therefore, some records may look different than the ones coaches have on the books.
  • JAVELIN: OK, the javelin changed in 2002. So, school marks set before 2002 I separated and because of the tight time window for the project didn’t request coaches to look back at possible marks set after 2002. I listed those set before 2002 off as retired school records. Coaches should look back at their convenience so the event can move forward.

 

SCHEDULE

Here are the dates when the events will be published: 

  • MARCH 28: SPRINTS (100, 200, 400) / HURDLES (110-boys, 100-girls, 300)
  • MARCH 29: DISTANCE (800, 1600, 3200)
  • MARCH 30: THROWS (Shot, Discus, Javelin)
  • MARCH 31: JUMPS (Long, Triple, High, Vault) 
  • APRIL 1: RELAYS (400, 1600, 3200)

 

 

LONG JUMP

 

Honesdale’s Janna Wilson.

 

 

 

LONG JUMP

Julia Koloski

Montrose

18-4.25

2009

Janna Wilson

Honesdale

18-1.25

2012

M. Horwhat

Abington Heights

17-8.5

1981

Brooke Estadt

Lakeland

17-7.5

2017

Erin Davis

Western Wayne

17-7

2002

Elizabeth Pattara

Scranton Prep

17-6.25

2015

Renee Marchand

Wallenpaupack

17-5.5

2003

Teresa Covert

Susquehanna

17-5

1998

Lisa Delfino

Carbondale Area

17-3.5

Lila Gaughan

North Pocono

17-0

2017

Kira Graziano

Holy Cross

17-1.25

2010

Emily Yarosheski

Valley View

16-9.5

2007

Vanessa Munley

Riverside

16-6

2011

Jordyn Martz

Riverside

16-6

2017

Kaitchen Dearborn

Blue Ridge

16-5.5

2008

Kristin Krejmas

Delaware Valley

16-5.5

2006

Terika Turner

Scranton

16-4

2007

Ashley Townsend

Lackawanna Trail

16-3.5

2010

Grasyn Bushnell

Elk Lake

16-2.5

2017

Alexandra Lynn

Mountain View

16-2

2009

Haley Drutarovsky

Mid Valley

15-7

2012

 

Lakeland’s Brooke Estadt.

 


 

 

TRIPLE JUMP

 

Montrose’s Julia Koloski.

 

 

 

TRIPLE JUMP

Julia Koloski

Montrose

39—0 (State Champion)

2010

Rebecca Carmody

Western Wayne

38–1.5

2015

Brooke Estadt

Lakeland

38–0

2015

Elizabeth Pattara

Scranton Prep

37–8.75

2015

Malika Miller

Scranton

37–7

2005

Denise Consla

Susquehanna

37–6.5

1994

Patty Borosky

Carbondale Area

37–3.25

1986

Meghan Ragard

Blue Ridge

37–0.5

2009

Abigail McMinn

Abington Heights

36–4.5

2015

Renee Marchand

Wallenpaupack

35–9.75

2003

Vanessa Munley

Riverside

35–6

2011

Kelly Henzl

North Pocono

35–1.25

1992

Monica Seamon

Holy Cross

34–11.5

2016

Maggie Meagher

Honesdale

34–10.5

1988

Janine Kwolek

Valley View

34–9

1983

Ashley Townsend

Lackawanna Trail

34–3.5

2010

Kristin Krejmas

Delaware Valley

34–0.5

2004

Helena Wooden

Elk Lake

33–11.25

1995

Haley Drutarovsky

Mid Valley

32–11.5

2014

Matti Kupinski

Mountain View

32–2

2007

 

Western Wayne’s Rebecca Carmody.

Scranton’s Malika Miller.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

HIGH JUMP

 

Western Wayne’s Erin Davis.

 

 

 

HIGH JUMP

Erin Davis

Western Wayne

5—11 (State Champion)

2003

Lisa Ball

Lakeland

5–8

1982

Bonnie Moore

Carbondale Area

5—8 (State Champion)

1983

Carrie Troup

Susquehanna

5—7.5

1991

Calista Marzolino

Abington Heights

5–6

2017

Sarah Kimsey

Montrose

5–6

2010

Brooke McMurray

Wallenpaupack

5–5

2005

Kelly Henzl

North Pocono

5—5

1992

Katie Beck

Scranton Prep

5–4

1996

Audrey Calkin

Honesdale

5–4

2010

Jessica Birdsall

Delaware Valley

5—4

1998

Dawn Stevenson

Elk Lake

5–3

1977

Brittany Suchnick

Blue Ridge

5–2

2003

Jackie Zielenski

Blue Ridge

5–2

1982

Delaney Reynolds

Mid Valley

5—2

2013

Becky Empet

Mountain View

5–2

1998

Gina Mullen

Valley View

5—2

1994

Laura Helbing

Valley View

5—2

2002

Chelsea Snell

Valley View

5—2

2008

Corissa Ferranti

Scranton

5—1

1996

Bobbi Arvonio

Lackawanna Trail

5–0

2000

Liza Gillette

Holy Cross

5—0

2010

Shari D’Annunzio

Riverside

5—0

2000

 

 

Montrose’s Sarah Kimsey.

 

 


 

 

POLE VAULT

 

Susquehanna’s Amber Gaffey.

 

 

POLE VAULT

Amber Gaffey

Susquehana

12—3 (State Champion)

2007

Luciana Burner

North Pocono

12–3

2015

Victoria Atkinson

Scranton Prep

12–0*

2018

Dani Heine

Abington Heights

12–0*

2018

Trina Barcarola

Western Wayne

11–9*

2018

Corah Krantz

Lakeland

11–7*

2018

Devan Kerecman

Holy Cross

11—7

2012

Vanessa Munley

Riverside

11—6

2011

Christy DiMichele

Montrose

11–0

2010

Maddy Swartout

Valley View

10—3

2017

Katie Drake

Blue Ridge

10–0

2011

Cee Jay Beury

Wallenpaupack

9–0

Abby Firmstone

Honesdale

9–0

2014

Kelsey Kimble

Delaware Valley

9–0

2009

Ariel Christ

Delaware Valley

9–0

2006

Erica Zaleck

Delaware Valley

9–0

2002

Briana McGoff

Lackawanna Trail

8–6

2009

Lisa Ruppert

Elk Lake

8—6

2008

Emilie Robertson

Scranton

8—0

2002

Mira Martin

Scranton

8—0

2017

Larissa Chmielewski

Mid Valley

7–9

2017

Brittany Motisko

Carbondale Area

7–6

Jen Nixon

Mountain View

7–0

1999

Jamie Supanick

Mountain View

7–0

2017

 

  • — Set this past indoor season

 

North Pocono’s Lucianne Burner.

 

 


 

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  • APRIL 1: RELAYS (400, 1600, 3200)