May 19, 2010
Walla Walla Valley Academy's Chinonso Opara takes the lead in the first 10 meters of the boys 100-meters at the Blue Mountain/Whitman County League Championships meet at Martin Field May 14. Opara is among the top four in the state in the 100, 200 and 400-meters, but will not advance to the state meet regardless of his performance at this week's district meet because Knights athletes aren't allowed to compete during Saturday's sabbath.
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But he won't be running at the state Class B track and field meet due to religious prohibitions during sabbath.
COLLEGE PLACE — Chinonso Opara knows how to adapt.It's a lesson the Walla Walla Valley Academy senior learned a long time ago.Chinonso was 6 years old when his parents, Dr. James and Ngozi Opara, moved their family to the Walla Walla Valley from their nat