Beth Burgess
Beth Burgess
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Nicholasville, Ky.
High School: Trinity Christian Academy

Beth returns to the Covenant this season as a sophomore runner for the Lady Scots. Over her past two seasons, Beth has been a significant contribution to the Lady Scots cross country program. Prior to Covenant, Beth ran for Trinity Christian Academy where she had a first place finish in the state meet her senior season.

Her parents are Don and Kathy Burgess. She has an older sister, Becky; and younger sister, Debbie; and a younger brother, John. When she is not running, Beth enjoy playing ping pong, soccer, ultimate frisbee, and going rock climbing. One of her favorite Bible passages is Hebrews 12:1-3 which says, "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart."

Beth is a Biology (Pre-Med) major. After graduating from Covenant, she would like to continue working toward becoming a pediatrician.

Event (Distance) Time Place Team Place
Scots Opener (2-mile) 13:43 2nd 1st
UTC PowerAde Invitational 13:06.09 16th 5th
Carson-Newman 5K 20:52 6th 3rd
GSAC Pre-Conference Invitational 25:40.91 4th 1st
Maryville College Invitational 25:52.1 2nd 1st
Berry College Viking Open 24:51.53 30th No Team Score
GSAC Conference Meet
24:32.37  3rd No Team Score
 NCCAA National Championships  20:22.94  87th  27th