This time, however, she will be going alone.
Adkins finished fourth in the Division II regional championship Saturday to advance to the state meet, but her team did not. Gallia Academy finished 13th as a team this weekend, failing to advance to the state meet after moving on last year.
Adkins’ time of 20:09 in the Division II race was fourth fastest behind race winner Kaylee Nutter of Zanesville who finished the course at a pace of 19:50. Sherry Borsos (19:55) of Rayland and Emily Pifer (19:55) of Canal Winchester finished in second and third while Kate Hodgson (20:14) of St. Clairsville finished out the top five.
Overall Canal Winchester took first place with 84 points, followed by Marietta (99), New Albany (106), Caledonia River Valley (139) and Dover (142). The Blue Angels finished 13th with 280 points.
Lee Ann Townsend was the next highest finisher for Gallia Academy, cracking the top 25 with a time of 20:59 for 24th place. Genna Baker (22:58) placed 94th, Aarika Stanley (23:23) was 103rd, Sara Elberfeld (25:01) was 124th and Jessica Willet (26:37) finished 131st.
In the Division III girls race Stephanie Morgan of Barnesville took first place with a time of 18:23 followed by Natalie Perzanowski (19:30) and Kelly Perzanowki (19:49) of Bellaire, Emily Skidmore (19:57) of Albany Alexander and Ali Ernest (20:17) of Newark Catholic.
Locally, River Valley’s Ashley Fitch placed 60th of the 132 competitors with a time of 22:08.
Overall, Bellaire St. John Central placed first with a score of 46. Rounding out the top five were Galion Northmor (103), Newark Catholic (117), Magnolia Sandy Valley (124) and Col. School for Girls (155).
In the Division III boys race Isaac Potes of Fredericktown finished first with a time of 16:32. Jeremy Anderson (16:42) of Beverly Fort Frye was second, followed by Bryson Wade (16:47) of Newark Catholic, Brad Olinger (16:50) of West Lafayette and Sam Foster (16:51) of Bellaire.
Aaron Martindale of Eastern placed 45th with a time of 18:12.
Overall Bellaire St. John Central swept the boys and girls races with a score of 77 in the boys race. Mt. Gilead (84) as second followed by Col. Granview Heights (113), Magnolia Sandy Valley (136) and Caldwell (148).
Now Adkins will prepare to go it alone this weekend when she travels to the state meet.
The Division II girls championship starts Saturday at Scioto Downs around 11:50 a.m.