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)

 

 

400-METER RELAY

 

Abington Heights 2014

 

 

400 RELAY

Abington Heights

49.16

2014

Montrose

49.18

2010

Wallenpaupack

49.64

2017

Valley View

49.82

2012

Delaware Valley

50.08

2006

Scranton

50.19

2017

Holy Cross

50.31

2012

Lakeland

50.49

2012

Western Wayne

50.79

2012

North Pocono

50.84

1995

Scranton Prep

51.37

2000

Susquehanna

51.46

2017

Blue Ridge

51.48

2016

Honesdale

51.8

2007

Elk Lake

52.54

2016

Carbondale Area

52.94

Mid Valley

53.44

2008

Mountain View

54.54

2015

 

 


 

 

1600-METER RELAY

 

 

Abington Heights 2010

 

 

1600 RELAY

Abington Heights

3:56.30

2009

Blue Ridge

3:57.96

2009

North Pocono

3:58.57

2014

Wallenpaupack

3:58.86

2014

Honesdale

3:58.88

2012

Lakeland

4:00.86

2005

Western Wayne

4:04.08

2017

Scranton

4:04.32

2005

Montrose

4:04.65

2012

Carbondale Area

4:04.74

Delaware Valley

4:05.50

2006

Riverside

4:08.24

Scranton Prep

4:08.93

2000

Valley View

4:10.14

2011

Holy Cross

4:12.88

2011

Susquehanna

4:14.96

2017

Lackawanna Trail

4:23.74

2011

Mid Valley

4:29.24

1994

Mountain View

4:30.74

2015

 

 


 

3200-METER RELAY

 

Wallenpaupack.

 

 

 

3200 RELAY

Wallenpaupack

9:25.66

2014

Abington Heights

9:26.94

1991

Montrose

9:28.84

1982

Elk Lake

9:30.24

2007

Honesdale

9:33.62

1998

Blue Ridge

9:39.35

2009

Scranton Prep

9:40.48

2007

Holy Cross

9:46.71

2016

Delaware Valley

9:53.30

2017

North Pocono

9:53.89

2015

Western Wayne

9:56.31

2010

Valley View

9:57.22

2015

Riverside

9:59.24

Carbondale Area

10:09.24

Susquehanna

10:21.64

1992

Lakeland

10:22.54

2005

Scranton

10:25.60

1999

Lackawanna Trail

10:47.00

2017

Mid Valley

10:50.24

2013

Mountain View

11:14.04

1991