Devon Patterson
Devon Patterson
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Williamsville, NY
High School: Williamsville South
Events: Throws

2017-18: Claimed first in the shot put event at the Dan Stimson Memorial Quad with a throw of 17.80m... had career-best discus throw of 48.19m at the Bison Outdoor Classic... had season-best shot put toss at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with a throw of 18.36m.

2016-17: Had career-best shot put throw of 19.03m at the SPIRE NCAA D-1 Indoor T&F Invitational... Claimed first in the shot put event at the Great Dane Classic with a hurl of 17.33m... Collected a victory in the shot put at the MAC Indoor T&F Championships with a hurl of 18.81m... also collected first place in the shot put at the MAC Outdoor T&F Championships, throwing 17.83m.

2015-2016: 2nd in shot put at Cornell with a distance of 17.47m… Took 2nd at Great Dane Classic in shot put with a distance of 16.97m… Placed 1st in shot put with a distance of 18.02m at Akron Invitational… Took 2nd in shot put with a distance of 17.19m at Zips Invitational… Placed 4th at MAC Championships in shot put, throwing a distance of 17.85m… Top Newcomer (outdoor).

2014-15: Hit season-best parks of 17.43m in the indoor shot put, 18.15m in the outdoor shot put, and 47.06m in the discus throw.

High School: Attended Williamsville South High School and threw for coach Azure Mucitelli. Patterson was a three-year captain for the Billies, went undefeated in the shot put his senior season until the state championships, set school, Clarence Classic Meet, ECIC Meet and Indoor Section 6 Meet records, named a high school all-American, 2013 indoor state champion, and 2014 indoor and outdoor Section 6 titilist. Also played football.

Personal: Born April 27, 1996, son of Altimiz and Devorah Patterson, and has one sister, Joita. Majoring in accounting, enjoys powerlifting and movies, lists his favorite things about UB as the weight room and Coach Garnham, his greatest athletic influence is Paul Childress, dreams to break UB and collegiate school records, and describes oneself as determined, shy and hungry. If he could travel anywhere in the world, he'd go to Spain.