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Ghiglieri sets three Oregon masters swimming records

Aaron Ghiglieri set three state records during the Oregon Masters Swimming State Championships May 17-19, helping the Southern Oregon Masters Aquatics club to second place.

Ghiglieri, 25, a former state champion for Cascade Christian High who went on to compete at Michigan, made his masters debut in the 25-29 age division. He set records in the 50-yard freestyle (21.28 seconds), the 50 breaststroke (26.74) and the 50 butterfly (23.09).

The free record was previously held by former Ashland swimmer Curtis Taylor, who went 21.52 in 2000. The breast mark stood for 20 years (Greg Latta, 1999, 27.38), and the fly record for 36 years (Rick Abbott, 1983, 23.36).

SOMA’s Mark Hageman, a former Ohio State swimmer, broke the 400 individual medley state record in the men’s 55-59 division with a time of 4:52.10. It was previously set by Stephen Kevan, who went 4:52.39 in 2010.

Dan Kirkland, a SOMA member who lives in Battleground, Washington, set records in the men’s 70-74 division: 1,650 free (19:46.98), 100 backstroke (1:07.73) and 200 back (2:24.22). He broke state and zone records in all three, and the national record in the free. All of the previous records were his.

Other SOMA members to win state in women’s events were Alice Fasbender, Kari May, Jayna Tomac, Natascha Tulloch, Lynsey Turek and Connie Wilson.

In men’s events, winners were James Adams, Mike Dix, Wes Edwards, Barry Fasbender, Michael Grant, Rick Howell, Willard Lamb, Matt Miller, Frank Philipps, Cliff Stephens, Jon Stout, Nathan Tuck and Christian Tujo.

Miller, the club director, received the Gil Young spirit award and was runner-up swimmer of the year in the men's 49-under category for 2018. Fasbender, 81, was swimmer of the year for 50-older.

Those interested in joining masters swimming can contact Miller at matt@flytrapcare.com or 636-209-8916.

College Baseball

FREDRICKSON HONORED: Former Ashland player Steen Fredrickson was selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-West Region second team as a pitcher for Montana State University Billings.

Fredrickson, a 2015 Ashland graduate, earned all-region recognition for the second straight year after ranking second in the region with 92 strikeouts. He led MSUB with 86 1/3 innings pitched, the third-highest total in single-season school history.

The senior right-hander went 7-2, posting a 3.96 ERA and a .228 opponents' batting average.

Fredrickson became the seventh player in Great Northwest Athletic Conference history to reach 200 strikeouts, finishing his career at No. 7 with 209. He also wound up with 19 career victories, which was second-most in school history.

He was a unanimous first-team all-GNAC selection for the second straight season as MSUB went 33-20 overall and 30-20 in conference.

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