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Page 14 .'PCIT. :1 T. Er', - September 12, 2012 Shumacher repeats against ger triathlon field Kambria Schumacher wasn't the first woman over the finish line Saturday in the sprint divi- sion of the Best in the West Tri-. athlon Festival. In fact, Schumacher, of Crawfordsville, was looking at her older sister Devynn's back- side .as they came down the hill leading to the finish line inside Lewis Creek Park. But that was because Devynn was the anchor leg of the winning relay team. She finished 30 seconds ahead of Kambria, who defended her title in the event, finishing in 1:06.39, nearly two minutes better than her 2011 finish of 1:08.56. Kambria Schumacher said there was a little good-natured competition going into the event "Their hope was to beat me and my hope was to beat them," she said. Schumacher said she was satisfied with her finish, though her 5K run was a little slower than last year. "I was happy that I was able to cut some time off," she said. "I was a little disappointed that my run was slower. My runs this year have not been quite up to par, so Tawnya Daitey. L.Bc. Licensed 8coponcis! Jutiette Asuncion, DO >Samaritan Health Services recommending that everyone over 6 months old get a flu shot. A flu vaccination is the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. This year the flu vaccine will protect against the seasonal flu and H INI virus, so there will only need to be one shot. By getting a flu shot, you are not only protecting yourself, but you are helping those around you by not spreading the flu virus. It is recommended that people get vaccinated as soon as the flu shot becomes available and particularly before December when flu activity is usually highest people to help manage the pain of arthriffs. Whether it is an acute or can be very effective at slowing and stopping the inflammation, degen- eration and pain. Many times acupuncture alone will control the pain leVels, but sometimes I recom- mend Chinese herbs and dietary changes to help maintain optimal results. A. Osteopathic manipulative treatment, or OMT, is hands-on care. It involves using the hands to diagnose, treat and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, your osteopathic physician will move your muscles and joints using techniques including stretching, gentle pressure and resistance. OMT can help people of all ages and backgrounds. The treatment can be used to ease pain, promote healing and increase overall mobility. We often use OMT to treat muscle pain, but it can also help patients with a number" of other health problems such as: asthma, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines and menstrual pain. Some examples of OMT modalities include: soft tissue, myofas- cial release, counterstrain, and HVLA (high velocity low amplitude]. I am happy to discuss and provide OMT treatments to my patients. Usually the first session is an hour, with follow-up treatment sessions usually lasting 30 minutes. The frequency of visits is determined by the patient's presenting problem. For more information, visit the American Osteopathic Association's website at osteopathic.org. Juliette Asuncion, DO, a new primary care provider at Sweet Home_Family Medicine, is accepting new Sweet Home patients. Photos by Scott Swanson Ivan Wolthuis of Sweet Home, second from left above, embarks on the 5K portion of the Sprint Triathlon with other runners, including his wife Rebecca Wolthuis, directly behind him. Below, contestants exit the water at Lewis Creek Park beach. I'll have to work on that. It was still good, though. I'm glad that my swim and biking were fast- er." The two-day festival, based at the park on Foster Lake, in- cluded Olympic, Collegiat.e Olympic and Half-Ironman com- petitions as well as the Sprint event. The Olympic events were held Sunday morning while the Sprint and Half-Ironman were held Saturday. Meet Director Blair Bronson said the two days went-"really well." "We had great weather both days and we grew by about 75 DCB Electric Dennis Barnhart 26 YEARS ELECTRICAL EXPERIENCE CCB, I946z 7 Bonded & Insured Cell: 54I'4O9-8426 Home:541-367-73o2 dcbelectricdennis@aol.com Jeff Smith of Portland, who fin- ished in a course-record 2:05.51. The women's winner was An- gie Smith of Salem, who clocked 2:21.11. The collegiate men's winner was Grant Eldridge of Oregon State University, in 2:08.05, who led the Beavers to a team victory over the University of Oregon, University of Montana and the University of British Columbia in what Bronson said is the the first Northwest Conference Champi- onship ever held. "Next year I hope to get all the schools in the Northwest Conference here," he said. "This year getting them together-was like herding cats." Julia Snieder of Montana won the women's collegiate race, in 2:39.18. The Half Ironman men's winner was professional triathlete David Garcia of Portland, who fin- ished the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile (half- marathon) run in 4:22,15. Garcia won the Eugene Triathlon earlier in the summer. The women's win- ner, who placed fifth overall, was Dierdre Douglas of Vancouver, B.C., who clocked 4:58.23. Schumacher was sixth over- all in the Sprint competition - a 500-meter swim, 12-mile bike ride and 5K run, behind overall winner Brian Gruenemay of West Linn, who won in 1:01.13. Also competing in the Sprint competition from Sweet Home were: Rebecca Wolthuis, who was 36th out of 99 finishers in 1:20.48; Ivan Wothuis, who was 43rd in 1:23.22; Eric Mauer, 51st in 1:25.05; and Beth Suhr, 91st in 1:48.32. The four events totaled 249 finishers, counting relay teams, hailing from as far away as Mon- tana and British Columbia in nearly every race. Bronson said he has plans to improve the event even further next year, including adding some more pre-race clinics. "We'll bring them in earlier so if anyone is interested in the sport, we'll do a Triathlon 101 clinic where they can learn what it takes to complete one and, hopefully, convince people they can do it." He said he's aiming to bring another 100 competitors tO the event, which.means he will need "double the volunteers. "The more volunteers, it makes the event run smoother. There's less work for every vol- unteer out there. Volunteers really make the event possible. That's true of the sport as a whole."