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Bethany King
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chesterfield, Va.
High School: Matoaca

Bethany King at DirectAthletics

2016-17: Was VMI's #2 runner at each cross country race she participated in...has not been further down than #2 in the Keydet lineup since the 2014 SoCon Championships, a streak of 13 consecutive races in which she has participated...finished 25th at the JMU Open...set a new 6K PR at the Paul Short Run (23:00)...was 25th at the SoCon Championships with a PR effort of 18:29...outdoors, scored in the 10K by finishing eighth at the conference championship...was the first time she had contested that race collegiately...meant that she had scored at conference meets in the 1,500, 3K steeplechase, 5K and 10K...set a new 800-meter PR at Duke...indoors, was part of the 4X8 team that qualified to the ECAC Championships and finished second at Virginia Tech...finished second in the mile in dual vs. The Citadel.

2015-16: During cross country, was VMI's #1 runner in all seven events...finished 10th at the George Mason Invite...set a new 6K PR at the Wake Forest Invite...finished 32nd at the SoCon Championships...during track season, set personal bests in every event in which she competed...finished seventh in the SoCon in the 1,500-meters with one of those PR's, a 4:45.82...was also 15th in the 5K...finished third in the 1,500 at the Liberty Twilight with what was then a over two-second PR (4:46.07)...was fourth in the 3K at the Bucknell Team Challenge with a seven-second PR of 10:25.59...finished eighth in her first collegiate 800 at the Charlotte Invite...indoors, was fifth in the 5K with a big PR of 18:00.84...also finished 10th in the mile and ran on the fourth-place DMR team...was seventh in the 1K at the YSU Invite, where she also finished ninth in the mile.

2014-15: Served as team's #2 runner for much of her freshman cross country season...posted a seasonal best of 19:15 at the SoCon Championships, where she was 46th overall...also broke 20 minutes on that same course six weeks earlier, running a 19:26 and finishing 9th at the UNCG Spartan Invite...was 20th in her lone 6K of the year, Oct. 4's George Mason Invite......ran five different events during her first collegiate track season...outdoors, finished eighth in the conference in the 3K steeple with the team's fastest time in the event since 2010...set a collegiate best of 4:48.97 in the 1,500 at the Mason Spring Invite...was eighth in the 3K at the Fred Hardy Invite with another PR...finished 15th in both the mile and the 5K indoors, an effort that included a seven-second PR in the mile...11th in the mile at the YSU Invite.

High School/Personal: Holds school records in the mile, 2,000-meter steeplechase and the 5K (XC) at Matoaca HS in Chesterfield, Va...state qualifier, all-district and all-region in cross country...part of the school-record 4X800 relay team as well...top runner for Tri-City Road Runners team...National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes...Senior Council and Class Vice President...Leader in Me Award...intends to major in biology.

Personal Bests:

5K (XC) - 18:29
6K (XC) - 23:00
800-meters: 2:23.54 (2017 Duke Invite)
1000-meters - 3:04.32 (2016 YSU National Invite)
1,500-meters - 4:45.82 (2016 SoCon Outdoor Championships)
Mile - 5:10.08 (2016 SoCon Indoor Championships)
3,000-meters - 10:25.59 (2016 Bucknell Team Challenge)
5,000-meters - 18:00.84 (2016 SoCon Indoor Championships)
10,000-meters - 40:09.89 (2017 SoCon Outdoor Championships)
3,000-meter steeplechase - 11:57.30 (2015 SoCon Outdoor Championships)

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