Beth Burgess
Beth Burgess
Height: 5'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Nicholasville, Ky.
High School: Trinity Christian Academy
Major: Biology (Math, Chemistry minors)

Honors:

  • USA South Runner of the Year (2014)
  • USA South All-Conference first team (2014) 
  • USA South Runner of the Week (Sept. 1, 2014; Sept. 8, 2014; Sept. 15, 2014)
  • USA South Conference Individual Champion (2013)
  • USA South All-Conference first team (2013)
  • USA South Runner of the Week (Sept. 16, 2013; Sept. 30, 2013; Oct. 21, 2013)
  • USA South All-Academic (2013-14)
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District (2013-14)
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic (2013-14)
  • GSAC All-Conference (2012)
  • GSAC Runner of the Week (Sept. 18, 2012; Oct. 17, 2012)
  • GSAC All-Academic (2012)
  • GSAC All-Conference (2011)
  • GSAC All-Freshman (2011)

2014 (Senior): Out of her six races, she finished in the top-three five times, winning two events... Established a women's program record for the second straight year in the 6k, this time with a 23:44.6 at the Sewanee Invitational (Sept. 6)... Won the Mountaintop Invitational (Aug. 29), with a two mile time of 13:06.2... Finished second at the USA South Championship (Nov. 1) with a time of 24:28.4 to secure a spot on the USA South All-Conference first team... Was named the conference Runner of the Week three times in a row (Sept. 1, 8, and 15)... For her successful season, she was named the USA South Runner of the Year

2013 (Junior): Was USA South Conference Individual Champion (Nov. 2) after winning the 6k in a time of 24:51.1... Set a Covenant women’s program record in the 6k, with a time of 23:58 at the NCAA South Regional meet (Nov. 16)… Top 10 finisher in five meets on the year… Took second at the opening meet of the year, the Scots Opener two mile run (Aug. 30), with a time of 13:44.1… Won the Maryville Invitational (Oct. 5) with a time of 25:51.4… Set a personal record in the 5k with a 19:57.4 5k time at the Greensboro Invitational (Sept. 28)… USA South All-Conference first teamer… USA South Runner of the Week three times: September 16, September 30, and October 21… Earned a spot on the USA South All-Academic team, the CoSIDA Academic All-District team, and the USTFCCCA All-Academic team

2012 (Sophomore): Ran a 20:15 5k and a 24:32 6k… Was recognized as GSAC Runner of the Week twice (Sept. 18 and Oct. 17)… Placed third at the GSAC Conference Meet and was named to the All-GSAC team… Also earned GSAC All-Academic honors

2011 (Freshman): In her freshman year, her best 5k time was 20:23 and her best 6k time was 26:21… Was named to both GSAC All-Conference and All-Freshmen teams

High School: Attended Trinity Christian Academy… Finished first in state meet during senior year… National Merit Scholar

Personal: Born July 24, 1993… Parents are Don and Kathy Burgess… Has two sisters, Becky and Debbie, and one brother, John… Favorite bible verse is Hebrews 12:1-2… Majoring in Biology with minors in Mathematics, Chemistry and Missions… Hoping to become a doctor… Has volunteered with Mustard Tree Ministry

Personal Records:

5K: 19.57.4
6K: 23:44.5 (Women's Program Record)
5K Track: 19:56