After two emphatic wins and performances it is official that Bethany Graham is back and better than ever. This weekend though will be her biggest test yet as she takes on the Oatlands course and some of the best athletes in the nation.
Her biggest competitors will be Ava Gordon, Elise Abbe, and Rickey Fetterolf all of Loudoun Valley as well as fellow Class 6 rival Julia Ghiselli and PA's Taryn Parks.
Out of that group you have multiple girls very capable of running mid to low 17's on a fast course and low 18's on Oatlands' course this Saturday.
This weekend's competition will also put Graham's streak to the test as well. In quite impressive fashion she has yet to lose a regular season race in over three years. The streak has grown to eight invitational wins in a row and all of them have also been won against solid competition.
Many of these girls in this race are strong on the hills and also fast on the track which should in turn make for quite the competition throughout the race. Do not be surprised to see Graham try and switch up the pace just past the mile to try and shake them but also don't be surprised if it is a close race throughout.
Last week was a fast one for Graham but this week is about winning. The time will come if she competes but the goal of the weekend will be to do just that, compete and stay healthy.
Oatlands race videos, results, and coverage will be posted all day Saturday!