Track: Monessen hurdler mining for more gold

Written by Brad Everett on .

Raymond Sitton last year became the the first Monessen track athlete to win a WPIAL gold medal since 2011. A year later, Sitton could very well be golden once again.

Sitton, a senior, is the reigning WPIAL Class AA champion in the 110 hurdles. He ran a 15.05 at last year's championships and then finished fifth at the PIAA championships after running a 14.95. He's been even faster this season. He claimed titles in both the 110 and 300 hurdles at the Monessen Invitational held on April 16 after running personal records of 14.66 and 41.00. He was named boys MVP.

Sitton isn't the only Monessen athlete with high hopes. Fellow senior Andrey Bolton placed fifth in the 200 and seventh in the 100 at last year's WPIAL championships. Sitton and Bolton run on Monessen's 1,600 relay team that also includes seniors Demond Jordan and Matt Taylor. Bolton won the 100 at the Monessen Invitational and Taylor claimed the title in the 400.