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Devon Patterson of Williamsville South heaved the shot put 59 feet, 4 3/4 inches to finish sixth in the New Balance Indoor Nationals on Saturday at The Armory in New York City. That qualified the South junior for All-America status to go with his Section VI and state championships in the event.

“I am extremely proud of his tireless work ethic and the hundreds of hours he has put in to achieve his goals this season,” said Azure Mucitelli, who coaches the throwers at Williamsville South. “We are looking forward to a great outdoor season and more shining moments at the USA Outdoor Youth Championships and the World Juniors Championships this summer.”