The more things change, the more they stay — somewhat the same.

Abington Heights and Lakeland, the two most consistent girls track and field programs in conference history, once again won Lackawanna Track Conference division championships.

Abington Heights won its 56th straight dual meet and is closing in on the LTC record of 69 straight held by Carbondale Area (1979-1985). There doesn’t seem to be an end in sight for the Lady Comets, who had an outstanding junior high team, as well, this spring (and I use that term loosely).

Abington Heights' Michaelina Holmes (Photo by Jason Farmer)

Abington Heights’ Michaelina Holmes (Photo by Jason Farmer)

Lakeland won its 15th girls track division title in the last 23 seasons. The Lady Chiefs have won their last 19 straight dual meets.

Lakeland's Cassidy Jenkins  (Photo by Jake Danna Stevens)

Lakeland’s Cassidy Jenkins
(Photo by Jake Danna Stevens)

Now, there was some change. North Pocono defeated Wallenpaupack to dethrone the defending champions. It is the first division title for the Lady Trojans since 2004.

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North Pocono’s Lucianne Burner (Photo by Jake Danna Stevens)

And Elk Lake won its fifth LTC division championship in the last 10 seasons.

Elk Lake's Mikaela Parrett (Times-Tribune File photo)

Elk Lake’s Mikaela Parrett
(Times-Tribune File photo)

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Here is a history from 1978 of past champions. It is a bit confusing with all of the alignments and the ties for division titles, but it’s the best we have.

Abington Heights (16): 1978, 1979, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.

Lakeland (15): 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2013, 2014, 2015.

 

Western Wayne (11) : 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.

Scranton Prep (9): 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2000.

North Pocono (9): 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, 2004, 2015.

Carbondale Area (8): 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 2005, 2006.

 

Wallenpaupack (5): 1991, 1992, 2000, 2003, 2014.

Elk Lake (5): 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2015.

Honesdale (4): 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002.

Blue Ridge (4): 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009

Delaware Valley (3): 2004, 2005, 2006.

Montrose (3): 2006, 2013, 2014.

Dunmore (2): 2000, 2006.

Scranton (2): 2005, 2006.

Valley View (2): 2006, 2007.

Scranton Central (1): 1986.

Lackawanna Trail (1): 2000.

Holy Cross (1): 2010.

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