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McKee, Collier advance past regional to semistate

Triton Cental’s Keyan McKee advanced to semistate over the weekend with a third-place showing at the Perry Meridian Regional.

By KRIS MILLS - kmills@shelbynews.com

Shelbyville and Triton Central each had five wrestlers compete in the Perry Meridian Regional on Saturday.

From TC, Keyan McKee finished third overall at 126 pounds to advance to semistate this weekend. McKee won his first match over Jordan Johnson of Cathedral but fell in his second match. In the third-place match, McKee beat Victor Franco of Scecina by a 14-11 decision. 

From SHS, Chayce Collier (132) will also make an appearance at semistate after finishing fourth overall in his weight class. Collier started the day with a win over Beech Grove's Harley Taylor. Collier lost his next two matches but still claimed a spot in semistate. 

Caden Alfrey, Carson Alfrey, Seth Ortel and Jon Riggins also competed for the Tigers Saturday. Devin Berry, Jed Tillison, Jordan Vinson and Taige Mummert also made a regional showing for the Golden Bears. 

Warren Central took the team title with 214 points. Perry Meridian was second with a 164. 

Area gymnastics

County gymnastics teams competed in the Rushville Invitational on Saturday. 

Shelbyville finished third overall with a team score of 84.875. New Palestine won the meet with a 99.925. Morristown was sixth overall (72.2), Southwestern was seventh (28.225) and Waldron was eighth (11.75). 

Morristown's Greenley Goedde led all Shelby County gymnasts with an all-around score of 32.10 (fourth). She finished first on the Vault, eighth on the Uneven Bars, third on the Balance Beam and fourth on the Floor Exercise.

Her teammate, Kristen Whitney, improved her floor score enough to place ninth with a 8.025.

Shelbyville was led by Jadelynn Noel, who was ninth overall in the all-around with a 28.575.

From Southwestern, Breanna Heady was ninth overall on the Balance Beam with a 7.4. Heady's all-around score of 28.225 placed her 10th overall.