Beastly Bytes: Supreme Dominator: Zavon Watkins (Liverpool) 2012, Winning margin: 1.25, Average winning margin for event: 0.78, Smallest winning margin for event: 0.06, Next Nastiest Beast : Ben Bulkeley (Fairport) 2017, 1.18
|Tale of the Beast|
Zavon Watkins had already pulled off an extreme act of nastiness three months earlier at indoor States when he won the 1000m from the unseeded section section, so it was no surprise that he would Beast at outdoor States. This time for the Friday 800m he was in the seeded section and was in 4th place after 400m, but a big negative split on the second lap sent him on his way to a huge winning margin and a showdown with 3200m winner Nick Ryan of Fayetteville-Manlius for a 1600m duel in a Saturday morning downpour. Ben Bulkeley also had a big negative split in 2017 to almost equal Watkins' margin.