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Boys Track and Field: Union Catholic's Patterson Wins Shot Put, Reilly Breaks School Record at Easterns

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 Brandon Patterson of Union Catholic won the shot put with a throw of 57-5 1/2 at the 84th Eastern States Championships on Tuesday night at the New Balance Track and Field Center in New York. Credits: Jim Lambert
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NEW YORK, NY -- Brandon Patterson won the shot put and Conor Reilly broke the school indoor record in the pole vault for the second time in less than a week to highlight action for the Union Catholic boys at Tuesday's 84th Eastern States Championships at the New Balance Track and Field Center.

Patterson, a senior who lives in Plainfield, unloaded a throw of 57-5 1/2.

Reilly, a sophomore, made 14-6 to tie for fifth place in the pole vault and break the school indoor record of 14-3 that Reilly cleared this past Sunday to win the State Non-Public A title at the Bennett Center in Toms River. Reilly's 14-6 also places him tied for No. 5 in the state this season. 

In other highlights, Krishna White finished sixth in the triple jump with a 44-9, and was ninth in the long jump with a personal best 21-8 3/4. The 4x200 relay team of Makay Johnson, Daryl Miller, Christian Albanese, and Elijah Brown ran 1:31.08 in the trials, just off its season best time of 1:30.89. Justin Cadas placed 13th in the 800 in 1:59.13. Ryan McLaughlin matched his personal best by running 7.82 in the 55 hurdles, and Silas Donaus ran a PR of 8.10 in the HH.   

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