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Provins places 5th at USATF meet

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By Dwane Wilder

Rusty Provins, an eighth grader at the Christian Academy of Campbell County, took fifth place nationally in discus at the United States Amateur Track Federation Championships last weekend at Greensboro, N.C.

Provins, who was ranked third going into the finals, bested his previous personal record by eight feet with a throw of 157-1 on a rainy day in Greensboro.

The winner of the event — a boy from Huntsville, Ala. — set a national meet record.

Provins also set a new personal record in shot put (42-6 1/2).

The top six performers in each event were awarded medals.