High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Western Hills

Kentucky Girls Track AOY: Alisha Adair

June, 20, 2012
A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade State Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2012 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

For her 50 fellow Gatorade State Girls Track & Field Athletes of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Alisha Adair


School: Western Hills (Frankfort, Ky.)
Grade: Junior
Event(s): Sprints
Height: 5-foot-8


Athletic achievement: Adair won three individual state championships this spring and led the Wolverines to the Class 2A state championship as a team. She won the 100-meter dash in a time of 12.32 seconds, the 200-meter dash in 25.33 and the 400-meter dash in 56.53. Adair also ran the anchor leg of Western Hills’ winning 4x400-meter relay team. Kentucky’s 2012 Miss Track winner, she has won seven state titles in her prep track career, including four straight in the 200 meters.

Academic excellence: Adair has maintained a 4.0 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: The secretary of her school’s Cultural Diversity Club and a member of the Spanish National Honor Society, she has volunteered locally at a women’s shelter and as a clerk at middle school track meets.

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