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Morristown gymnast qualifies for Franklin Central Regional

Morristown senior gymnast Oakleigh Goedde scored a pair of top-six event finishes and placed third in the all-around competition to advance out of the Connersville Sectional.

The top six finishers in each event and the all-around qualified for the Franklin Central Regional Friday. Also, the top three teams advanced to the regional round.

On Saturday at Connersville High School, Goedde (photo, fourth from left) placed fourth in the vault with an 8.775 and fourth on the balance beam at 8.45 to earn a spot in the regional. However with scores of 7.075 on uneven bars and 8.2 on floor exercise, Goedde finished third in the all-around competition (32.5) behind New Palestine’s Lynzie Stiller (34.3) and Rushville’s Isabell Westphal (34.15).

New Palestine captured the sectional title with a team score of 103.425. Also advancing to regional are New Castle (99.25) and Rushville (95.525).

Morristown finished fifth (88.425) and Shelbyville was sixth (74.00).

New Castle’s Hailey Helsley won the vault with a score of 9.0. Shelbyville’s Renee Aldridge finished eighth (8.55).

New Palestine’s Jillianne Fee took first place on the balance beam with a 9.525. Morristown’s Remi Spicklemire’s score of 8.30 left her .025 away from the regional cut in a seventh-place finish.

New Palestine’s Addyson Kendall won the uneven bars event with an 8.3.

Fee also was the top scorer in the floor exercise at 9.525.

The Franklin Central Regional will feature the top six finishers from the Connersville and Franklin Central sectionals.

At the regional, the top six in each event and all-around as well as the top three teams advance to the State Finals on March 11 at Worthen Arena on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie.

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