While the holiday season is littered with tournaments all over the Southland, a few local basketball programs decided to test their mettle out of state. One of the nation's prominent tournaments included one of the area's prominent teams in the Whittier Christian girls squad. The Heralds (9 5) recently concluded a 2 1 run through the Nike Tournament of Champions II in Phoenix. "The tournament offers pretty good competition, especially as we get ready for league," Whittier Christian coach Bill Crammer said. Whittier Christian opened with 57 33 victory over Desert Oasis of Las Vegas, followed by a 74 42 victory over Saguaro of Scottsdale. The victories sent the Heralds into the Silver Bracket Tournament final against North Torrance (10 1), which knocked them off, 55 34. "It was a bit ironic that two California teams met in a tournament final in Arizona," Crammer said. "Torrance was a tough, quick team and just played better." Crammer noted standout performances by senior guard Callie Rohrbacker and junior forward Trinity Flores. Rohrbacker averaged 14 points and two steals over the three game stretch, including 17 points against Saguaro. Flores posted a double double against Saguaro with 12 points, 10 rebounds and five steals. Sophomore Courtney Ross also scored 10 points against Saguaro, and junior Rebecca Torres had 12 points against Desert Oasis. While Whittier Christian ventured to one desert, three area squads played in Las Vegas. The Schurr girls (6 6) rebounded from an 0 3 start in the Centennial Christmas Tournament with victories over Carson City of Nevada (54 36) and Temecula Valley (57 53). "One of the main points of this tournament is building chemistry," Schurr coach Paul Chavez said. "With league starting next week, it's good to have the girls build bonds." Senior guard Michele Yup averaged 11 points during the tournament, and senior forward Tori Sarawatari averaged 10. Yup was named to the all tournament team. "We saw several good teams we wouldn't normally see," Chavez said. "I wanted my team to get a little exposure outside of the area." Like Schurr, the Santa Fe girls (9 7) struggled early in their tournament, the Las Vegas Holiday Classic. Losses to Galena of Reno (73 63) and Woodbridge of Irvine (50 33) were followed by wins over North Phoenix (46 41), Coronado (57 52) of Henderson and Arbor View of Las Vegas (41 38). Chiefs senior guard Klarissa Ayala had a stellar opener against Galena, scoring 17 points while connecting on 5 of 7 3 pointers. The only boys participant, La Mirada (6 8), finished 1 2 in the Las Vegas Prep Classic. The Matadores defeated Mission Prep of San Luis Obispo 75 56 before falling to Coronado (56 55) and Grant of Sacramento (68 36). Senior forward Connor Gillett posted 22 points and nine rebounds in the victory over Mission Prep, and fellow senior forward Josh Siemens posted a combined 31 points and 21 rebounds against Mission Prep and Coronado. Junior forward Isaac Luatua also registered a double double against Grant with 12 points and 12 rebounds. 3061 Men Nike Free Run 2 Black White Blue Yellow ,Men Nike Free Run 4.0 V2 Pure Platinum Reflect Silver Soar Blue Men Nike Free Run 4.0 V2 Black University Red Men Nike Free Run 4.0 V2 Pure Platinum Reflect Silver Soar Blue Nike Roshe Run Hyp Women Grey Pink Quilted Women Nike Free Run 3 Gym Red White Reflect Silver Volt Men Nike Free 3.0 Soar Blue Pure Platinum Reflective Silver Men Nike Free Run 4.0 V2 Dark Obsidian Silver Soar Blue Women Nike Free Run 3 Hot Punch Neon Pink Volt Quilted Nike Roshe Run PRM Women Red White Sail Quilted Cheromei (pronounced Sha roe me) just kept on running. Through the years in Africa and now in America, running is as much a part of Cheromei as the air that he breathes. Now he plans to impart knowledge learned throughout his life as a runner via his Train with Kenyans Running Camp. Scheduled for July 25 31 at Emory and Henry College in Emory, Va., the camp will feature a cadre of coaches with an expanse of running experience. Seemingly as slim as a cornstalk, Cheromei owns a quiet voice and a look you in the eyes personality. He smiles a lot, particularly when speaking about living in America, which he has done since arriving in 2004. "Heaven," Cheromei said softly yet with a proud smile. "It's like a little heaven. Early on, I didn't think there was any way that I could get here." Poverty dominates many a Kenyan's lifestyle, too. As one of seven children in a family of nine, Cheromei's family did what they had to in order to someday get ahead. "It was a struggle growing up," he said. "My mom made moonshine when I grew up so we could go to school." Meanwhile, everyone in his family ran. His mother and father, brothers and sisters too, they ran. "One of my sisters could lap all the boys. One time she lapped me twice," Cheromei said. "In Africa, it's a no no for a girl to beat a boy. It took me about two years to beat her." Now, running is huge in Kenya. For years, the country has churned out world class runners. There are reasons for that, Cheromei said. "The key thing is the poverty," he said. "They want to overcome the poverty." That explains the economics side. But there are geographic reasons, too. "Another thing is where we're from, the altitude. Kenya is about 7,000 meters above sea level," Cheromei said. "Last December when my wife Laurel and I went to Kenya she couldn't breathe. [Running in the high altitude] helps your breathing, opens up your breathing." Perhaps soon those who attend his camp will also lose count of wins in races. At camp, they will of course run, but the week will be one of preparation leading to, during and beyond races. Options exist for those who wish to commute to camp and for those who wish to stay at camp. "They can stay in dorms, one for the boys and one for the girls," Cheromei said. His camp welcomes kids generally between the ages of 13 18. Training will be serious, the work hard. "We want to inspire them," Cheromei said. "We will push them according to their limits. But it's an opportunity for the whole week to do some fun things, too. We'll have a goofy Olympics, team building, we'll go hiking. We'll have fun." Now, on July 24, Cheromei will stage a 5k race at Sugar Hollow Park in Bristol, Va. The race caters to anyone of any age and level of running capability. Come and run, walk or simply watch. Grill out afterwards, Cheromei said. "It's going to be a day of fun and fellowship," he said. But as with his camp, the day will serve a higher purpose. All proceeds from the 5k race and 20 percent of funds raised during the camp will go to Cheromei's Grace of God Children's Project. GRACE OF GOD CHILDREN'S PROJECT "This camp goes hand in hand with my non profit organization," Cheromei said. Grace of God Children's has myriad goals. Among them involves the extreme toll that HIV AIDS has taken upon the populace in Africa. "We're basically reaching out to those in Africa with HIV AIDS," he said. "In Africa, it's one in four [who are affected]. Our mission focuses on education. We want to teach them things." Call it a need that's needed now. "It's getting better, but half of the population is without employment of they do nothing at all," Cheromei said. "So they depend on small scale farming to get something to eat. Some of the people might eat only twice a week." Men Nike Free Run 2 Black White Blue Yellow,The book is all about selling YOU the most important product of all. 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Men Nike Free Run 2 Black White Blue Yellow Walking alone puts up to 1.5 times one's body weight on the foot. Running has been seen to put 3 times your body weight through every inch of your foot. The foot is a very complex structure which when functioning optimally supports and balances the weight of the entire body. Foot pain is not normal and should not be ignored. It can lead to complex problems that can affect the functioning of other parts of the body, including the hips, knees, and back. Foot related problems are often treated very successfully with functional orthotic shoe inserts. Functional orthotics allows the muscles, tendons and bones of the feet and lower legs to function at their highest potential. When appropriately fabricated, orthotics can decrease pain, not only in the foot, but in other parts of the body such as the knee, hip and lower back. 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An orthotic is a biodynamic device that fits into running shoes to accomplish two things: (1) To ensure that the foot moves correctly through the various phases of running which includes heel contact, whole foot contact and toe off, the orthotic functions like a rudder to help the foot function efficiently biomechanically. (2) To support the foot, the orthotic assists the foot and enables it to communicate and align with the rest of the body. The body is then balanced above the foot in midstride as well as when the foot is on the ground. A true functional foot orthotic is a custom made device prescribed by a podiatrist or pedorthist. What it is not is an off the shelf device that is essentially just a nice arch support. While these devices are often helpful, they are not a true custom functional orthotic! The science of biomechanics has provided much of the framework from which functional foot orthotics have evolved. Our feet go through a very complex series of movements to help propel us forward. One of the most important functions of the foot is to help the body absorb shock when it hits the ground. As soon as this occurs, the heel should roll in. This motion, called pronation, which absorbs shock, gives the appearance that the arch is flattening out. This mechanism of pronation helps prevent impact related injuries such as stress fractures by reducing forces to the ankle, knee, hip and back. Once this 'pronation phase' is complete, the foot begins to roll out or supinate slightly, creating a more stable foot position and allowing the lower extremity to achieve maximum efficiency when pushing off. then, is a normal, necessary biomechanical motion in foot function. However, if the foot pronates too much or for too long it will remain unstable, making the lower extremity less supportive of body weight. This can result in a multitude of overuse injuries from heel or arch pain, stress fractures, knee, hip and back pain and injuries. , therefore, is a problem only when it becomes excessive. Excessive pronation can result from several causes. Hereditary congenital bone structure refers to our foot type, which to a great extent, is genetically predetermined. The position of the joints can cause the foot to assume a pronated position. Excessive pronation can also result from biomechanical abnormalities. If a certain part of the foot or leg is unable to go through the motion necessary in normal walking and running, another nearby joint may be required to make up or compensate for this lack of motion. For example, one of the most common biomechanical problems causing the foot to over pronate is a tight calf muscle also known as an equinus. The foot needs to bend (dorsiflex) upwards five to ten degrees at the ankle for normal lower extremity motion to occur. If this motion is unavailable, the foot will overpronate to make up for the limitation. By stretching the calf muscle properly, these forces acting on the foot can be reduced and can help to prevent lower extremity injuries. Finally, improper shoe gear is another cause of overpronation. Running shoes that have a curved last or shape will tend to increase the amount of pronation that occurs in the foot. Many shoes are categorized as 'motion control shoes', usually made from a straight last, have more supportive materials on the inner (medial) side of the shoe to limit the amount of inward roll (pronation). They are not included to stop pronation but to let this motion occur in normal limits.
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