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Women set records at state meet

NEWPORT — Medford’s Gina Pecktol broke her own American record, and Central Point’s Kiana Oshiro set a state record at the U.S. Powerlifting Association state championships Saturday at the Hallmark Resort.

Pecktol, competing in the 132-pound women’s masters division for ages 60-64, deadlifted 98 kilograms, or 216 pounds, to break the record she set last year in the same meet. Her old mark was 209 pounds.

Oshiro, a standout junior golfer, entered her first powerlifting competition and shattered the bench-press state record in the junior women’s 18-19 age and 148-pound division.

She lifted 72.5 kilos, or 159 pounds. The old record of 115 pounds was set by Dakota Hanson last year.

Oshiro, 18, won the Class 5A golf state championship in 2016 while competing for Crater High.

She will compete in the American Junior Golf Association tournament June 26-29 at Centennial Golf Club and will play for Western Texas College in Snyder, Texas, beginning this fall.