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HS TRACK AND FIELD: Lakeland Storms To Seventh Straight Class 2A Title

BY JOBY FAWCETT, STAFF WRITERMay 16, 2019

SCRANTON — Blank stares covered the faces of the Lakeland athletes who were in the track area warming up for their events.

Thomas Pidgeon, a senior captain and the Lackawanna Track Conference champion in the 100-meter dash had pulled up in his trial heat, grasping at the back of his left leg, then fell to the track. Medical personnel and officials helped him to the first-aid area.

Stunned and shaken, the Chiefs rallied together.

Jakob Snipes, another senior, helped lead a stampede of gold medals as Lakeland overcame the loss of one of its leaders, earning a seventh straight District 2 Class 2A championship on Wednesday night at Scranton Memorial Stadium.

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