By Tim Chambers
MURFREESBORO— A few feet separated Nikolai Simpson from getting second place in two events — instead of his fifth-place finish in the discus and sixth in the shot put.
Still, he closed out a stellar career by making the all-state team in the discus at the Class A/AA state track and field meet Friday at Middle Tennessee State University.
Cumberland Gap’s Rusty Provins breezed to wins in the discus and shot put. He hurled the discus 163-05 feet, then threw the shot put 51-10.25.
But Simpson had golden opportunity to take second had he thrown his personal best.