|Boys Shot Put|
Beastly Bytes: Supreme Dominator: Eric Favors (North Rockland) 2015, Winning margin: 7-10.00, Average winning margin for event: 2-06.75, Smallest winning margin for event: 1.75, Next Nastiest Beast : Jon Surdej (Lancaster) 2019, 6-06.00
|Tale of the Beast|
Beast margins come in many different ways. Eric Favors won his D1 shot contest by just 3-02.25 in 2015 and Jon Surdej won his D1 round by 2-03.00 in 2019. Then they go to the Championship round and their margins mushroom to almost 8 feet for Favors and 6 1/2 feet for Surdej. Favors got his Beast by adding almost 4 1/2 feet to his Championship throw to get to 65-11.25, while Surdej actually slipped back almost 2 1/2 feet on the second day but nearly tripled his Beast total when his chief competition lost a lot of distance. And in the hugely competitive 2014 States, Favors as a junior was chasing Smithtown West senior Benjamin Bonhurst who set a meet record with a toss of 67-3 in D1 competition but won by just 1-04.50 in the Championship round.