EDITOR'S NOTE: Bethany is a member of the Kokopelli Kids Racing Team in Colorado. We met her in Reno, NV in December after her race at USATF XC Nationals. She was also featured in the March-April issue of Youth Runner Magazine.


Bethany winning the 11-12 girls race at the 2019 USATF Junior Olympic XC Champs | Klotz Images


Bethany had a great cross country season and her indoor track season is off to a great start as well! Bethany lives in Colorado Springs and runs for Kokopelli Racing Team with Coach Lisa Rainsberger. Her favorite season is Cross Country but she really enjoys the 1500 and mile as well! Bethany is 12 years old but turns 13 in July. Her biggest accomplishment is winning Nationals in 2016 and 2018. 


"I have had a lot of fun running indoor track this year, this is the first year I have run several indoor meets. I ran a PR of 5:22 for the indoor mile at the Air Force High School Open where I had the chance to race against high schoolers, it was a great opportunity."


Bethany's goals for outdoor track this summer is to break the 5 minute mark in the 1500!


Interests outside of running: "I enjoy swimming, hiking with my family, hanging out with friends and traveling to new places(Especially for races!!!) But running is my favorite thing to do :)"



Race Highlights and Interview with Bethany at the XC Championships last December.