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CICERO – Just before Jon Surdej unleashed the throw that put him in the lead for good, the Lancaster junior was the one leading the cheers for his competition. That included vocal support for Batavia's Anthony Ray and Rush-Henrietta's Jake McPherson – the two who finished behind Surdej, the undisputed champion of the shot put in New York. Why? "You're cheering on …

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Lancaster throwers Jon and Natalia Surdej are in very different frames of mind when it comes time to compete. Jon, a junior, doesn’t stress much. He called the Section VI track and field championships “just a warmup meet getting ready for the state meet next week. If I do good, I do good. If I don’t, I don’t.” His best shot put landed at 58 feet, 2 inches. It wasn’t …