PREVIEW: District 2 Championships 2023


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It is officially Districts Week. We will keep you updated with brief previews of all of the upcoming action. These articles will include predictions, as well as quick notes on the potential contenders.

The Editor's Picks and Predictions


1A Boys

2A Boys

3A Boys

1A Girls

2A Girls

3A Girls


Kendel Jones - 16:39

Daniel Danilovitz - 16:22

Brian McCormack - 16:14

Carissa Flynn - 20:08

Madison Hedglin - 19:03

Anna Pucilowski - 19:07


Elk Lake - 42 Pts

Scranton Prep - 86 Pts

Delaware Valley - 52 Pts

Mountain View - 82 Pts

Dallas - 68 Pts

Abington Heights - 22 Pts

Boys' Notes and Ones to Watch

1A Boys - 11:30 AM

Qualifying - 1 Team and 5 Individuals

Individuals: In 2022 Kendel Jones (Elk Lake) won the District Championship as a freshman. He ran 15:59 earlier this year. He'll have pressure from Brayden Clarke (Lackawanna Trail) who has run as fast as 16:03 this year. Other include Nate Sinkovich, and Jack Novelli.

Teams: Elk Lake (Reigning District Champs), Holy Cross, Montrose. Elk Lake finished sixth at the PIAA Foundation Invitational and as the top D2 1A team.

2A Boys - 9:30 AM

Qualifying - 2 Teams and 10 Individuals

Individuals: Daniel Danilovitz (Riverside) finished second at last years championship and has a slew of strong finishes this year, including a second place finish at the Paul Short Run. Aiden Janowicz (Wallenpaupack) finished 12th in that same Paul Short Run race. He has run as fast as 16:06 this year. Others to watch include Ethan Williams and Bryce Phillips

Teams: Scranton Prepatory, Wallenpaupack, Dallas, Crestwood (2022 Runner-ups). 

3A Boys - 1:30 PM

Qualifying - 1 Team and 5 Individuals

Individuals: Brian McCormack (Scranton) won the 2022 District title and is the heavy favorite this year. He ran 15:31 to place third at the Paul Short Run earlier this year. Others to watch include Aidan Graff and Michael Donlon.

Teams: Scranton (2022 Runner-ups), Abington Heights (2022 Champions), Delaware Valley

Girls' Notes and Ones to Watch

1A Girls - 12:30 PM

Qualifying - 2 Teams and 10 Individuals

Individuals: Carissa Flynn (Mountain View) has run 19:17 this year, she finished fourth at last year's championship. Kate Korty (Forest City) is the defending champion, her season best is 20:59. Emily Black (Lakeland) finished runner-up to Korty in 2022. Others to watch for include Mary Pichette.

Teams: Montrose (2022 Champions), Lakeland (2022 Runner-Ups), Mountain View

2A Girls - 10:30 AM

Qualifying - 2 Teams and 10 Individuals

Individuals: Madison Hedglin (Dallas) finished third at last year's championship. She won the Paul Short Brown race in a personal best 18:26 earlier this season. Brenna Dahlgren (Honesdale) ran 19:07 this year and posted wins at PTXC 14, the Abington Heights Cluster and Honesdale Cluster. Others to watch include Riley Mackrell.

Teams: PA #20 Dallas won the Paul Short White Race earlier this year with a 20:15 average. Crestwood was the 2022 Champion and returned a bulk of their line-up. Valley View is also in contention.

3A Girls - 2:30 PM

Qualifying - 1 Team and 5 Individuals

Individuals: Ryan O'Connor (Delaware Valley) ran 18:01 on her home course on September 19th, She was fifth at last year's championship. Anna Pucilowski (Abington Heights) is the defending champion. She has run 19:07 this year. Others to watch include Reese Morgan.

Teams: PA #10 Abington Heights (2022 Champions)

2022 Winners - Individuals | Teams

1A Boys: 17:03 - Kendel Jones (Elk Lake '26) | Elk Lake

2A Boys: 16:31 - Nick Hockenbury (Lake Lehman '23) | Honesdale

3A Boys: 16:30 - Brian McCormack (Scranton '24) | Abington Heights

1A Girls: 19:55 - Kate Korty (Forest City '25) | Montrose

2A Girls: 18:50 - Madelyn Keating (Wyoming Area '23) | Crestwood

3A Girls: 19:21 - Anna Pucilowski (Abington Heights '26) | Abington Heights