Daniel Layton never really wanted all the attention.
In fact, after wrapping up at the Washington-Greene County Coaches Meet, the Waynesburg High School senior hurdler said he wanted to lay low in his quest for redemption and a state championship. It was last spring that he entered the PIAA Class 2A Track & Field Championships finals in the 110-meter high hurdles as the top seed and tripped on the first hurdle to finish in eighth place.
Layton, however, found himself in the limelight.
After his coach, and father, Rick Layton, made a correctable mistake on the entry form, the WPIAL tried to spurn Layton the opportunity to defend his gold medal at the district championships, which also would have resulted in ending his season in his best event, the 110 hurdles. The elder Layton had mistakenly taken his son off the list to compete in the race by clicking on the wrong box when submitting a form to the WPIAL.