Waynesburg Central’s Daniel Layton headlines the list of strong performers on the 2019 Herald-Standard Boys All-Area Track & Field Team. The team is listed below with Greene County athletes in bold.

3,200 relay: Elizabeth Forward.

Honorable mention: Connellsville, Uniontown, Ringgold, Mount Pleasant, Southmoreland, Brownsville.

110 high hurdles: Daniel Layton, Waynesburg Central.

Honorable mention: Iliesa Salauca, Laurel Highlands; Hunter Martin, Belle Vernon; Isaiah Melvin, Uniontown.

100: Eli Mitchell, Laurel Highlands.

Honorable mention: Ahmad Hooper, Uniontown.

1,600: Charles Roberts, California.

Honorable mention: Brendan Kopich, Laurel Highlands; Lucas Pajak, Ringgold; Logan Maust, Uniontown.

400: Caleb Blair, Waynesburg Central.

Honorable mention: Bodee Stonebraker, Connellsville; Jake Gorman, Ringgold.

400 relay: Connellsville.

Honorable mention: Uniontown, Southmoreland, Beth-Center.

300 intermediate hurdles: Isaiah Melvin, Uniontown.

Honorable mention: Hunter Martin, Belle Vernon; Robert Hrabosky, Elizabeth Forward; Ryan Balentine, Frazier.

800: Isaac Evans, Belle Vernon.

Honorable mention: Dominic Prestipino, Connellsville; Stephen Frost, Elizabeth Forward; Eric Obringer, Ringgold.

200: Bodee Stonebraker, Connellsville.

Honorable mention: Ahmad Hooper, Uniontown.

3,200: Lucas Pajak, Ringgold.

1,600 relay: Waynesburg Central.

Honorable mention: Connellsville, Ringgold.

Discus: Ryan Marek, Belle Vernon/Jordan Blackburn, Beth-Center.

Honorable mention: Avery McConville, Waynesburg Central.

Shot put: Aden Bruich, Connellsville/Jelani Stafford, California.

Honorable mention: Chase Calhoun, Southmoreland; Chris Smiley, Connellsville.

Javelin: Scott Benco, Waynesburg Central.

Honorable mention: Cameron Sapola, Connellsville; Chase Whatton, Elizabeth Forward; Hunter Bakewell, Yough.

High jump: Darnel Howell, Monessen.

Honorable mention: Jayden Thomas, Uniontown; Isaiah Melvin, Uniontown; Kenny Fine, Frazier; Michael Berdar, Beth-Center; Brandon Peterson, Southmoreland; Josh O’Bradovich, Yough; Dane Anden, Belle Vernon.

Triple jump: Hunter Martin, Belle Vernon.

Honorable mention: Julian Muccioli, Frazier; Nicholas Seto, Brownsville.

Long jump: Hunter Martin, Belle Vernon.

Honorable mention: Julian Muccioli, Frazier.

Pole vault: Daniel Layton, Waynesburg Central.

Honorable mention: Hunter Ribarchak, Elizabeth Forward.

Most Outstanding Overall Performers: Hunter Martin, Belle Vernon/Daniel Layton, Waynesburg Central.

Class AAA Most Outstanding Field Performer: Aden Bruich, Connellsville.

Class AAA Most Outstanding Track Performer: Bodee Stonebraker, Connellsville.

Class AA Most Outstanding Field Performers: Scott Benco, Waynesburg Central/Jelani Stafford, California.

Class AA Most Outstanding Track Performer: Charles Roberts, California.

Most Outstanding Coaching Staffs: Class AAA, Connellsville (Pat Mullaney); Class AA, Waynesburg Central (Rick Layton).

NOTES: Layton overcame the much-publicized controversy over an inadvertent entry into the WPIAL championship to win WPIAL and PIAA Class AA gold in the 110 high hurdles. ... The William & Mary recruit also overcame a shoulder injury to finish first in the pole vault at the district meet, needing all three attempts to clear the winning height of 13 feet. ... The senior was not as fortunate in the PIAA finals, though, failing on all three attempts at his opening height of 13-6. ... Layton also helped the Raiders’ 1,600 relay team finish sixth in the WPIAL finals, missing an automatic berth into the state meet by .58 seconds. He was also solid in the 300 intermediate hurdles as the Raiders won the Section 6-AA title. ... Local male athletes won 38 WPIAL medals and five state medals. Layton (110 high hurdles; pole vault), and Scott Benco (javelin) won gold medals. ... Benco (5, javelin) also won a PIAA medal. ... Mullaney and Layton, and their respective staffs, led their teams to section titles.

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