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Bethany Hardcastle
Bethany  Hardcastle

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Stuart, Fla.

High School:
South Fork

Height:
5-4

Event:
XC/Mid-Distance/Distance

Major:
Exercise Science and Health Promotion

11/10/2017

Cross Country Runs at NCAA Regionals in Tuscaloosa

Meet Wraps Another Fall for Smolka's Squad

10/28/2017

Seven Cross Country Runners Achieve New Bests at C-USA Championship

11 Owls Will Move on to NCAA South Regional

10/27/2017

Men's and Women's Cross Country is Mississippi-Bound for C-USA Championship

Owl Men Run at 10 a.m. EST, and Women at 11 a.m., at Choctaw Trails

09/23/2017

Cross Country Back in Stride at Mountain Dew Invite

13 PR Set or Tied by Owl Men and Women

09/22/2017

Cross Country Back at It, Heading to Gainesville for Saturday Meet

Men and Women Will Race for First Time in Three Weeks

Personal Records:

  • 5K (XC): 18:57
  • 800m (indoor): 2:24.50
  • 800m (outdoor): 2:21.00
  • 1500m (outdoor): 4.48.44
  • 1 mile (indoor): 5:11.92
  • 3000m (indoor): 10:26.58
  • 5000m (outdoor): 18:35.75

2016-17 (Sophomore) 
Cross Country:

  • Ran to a 10th-place finish and a time of 20:08.3 in the first meet of the year, the FAU XC Invitational
  • From there on out, was under 20 minutes her last four races of the season
  • Ran a 19:23 at UF's Gator Invite, a 19:18 (her season low) at the FSU Invitational, a 19:33 at USF's Invitational, and a 19:38 at the C-USA Championships

2015-16 (Freshman)
Cross Country:

  • In her debut at the FAU Collegiate XC Invitational, she claimed fifth place overall in the 5K with a final time of 19:34.3
  • Finished 56th in the 5K at the 2015 Mountain Dew Gator XC Invitational with a time of 19:19
  • In the FSU Cross Country Invitational she finished in 24th overall in the 5K (19:03)
  • Set a personal best in the 5K at the 2015 C-USA Championships with a final time of 18:57, qualifying for the NCAA South Regional Championships
  • Was the only FAU athlete to compete at the NCAA Division I South Regional Cross Country Championships, finishing the 6K with a personal best final time of 22:42.4

Indoor T&F:

  • In the Chipotle Marshall Invitational, she finished the 800m run in 29th place overall with a final time of 2:24.50 – 800m indoor personal best time
  • Ranked ninth on the FAU All-Time list in the 1600m run with a time of 5:11.92, set at the C-USA Indoor Championships – personal best time.
  • Finished 32nd in the 3000m run at the C-USA Indoor Championships – recording a personal best time (10:26.58)
  • A part of the Distance Medley Relay team that took ninth (12:12:36) at the C-USA Indoor Championships – ranked fourth on FAU All-Time list

Outdoor T&F:

  • In the 800m run at the Miami Hurricane Invitational, finished with a final time of 2:21.00
  • Set a personal best time in the 1,500m run at the Miami Hurricane Twilight Invitational with a final time of 4:48.44
  • At the Miami Hurricane Invitational, she claimed second place in the 5,000m run setting a personal best (18:35.75)
  • A member of the 2015-16 FAU All-Freshman Team
  • Member of the C-USA Commissioner Honor Roll
  • 2016 C-USA Academic Medalist
High School:
  • Ran for Bonnie Galdys at South Fork High School
  • FHSAA Senior All-Star
  • 2013, 2014, and 2015 district champion in the mile
  • 2014 and 2015 district champion in the two-mile
  • 2013 two-mile regional champion
  • Holds school records in the 5k and as part of the 4x800 meter relay team and Distance Medley relay team
  • Cross Country district champion in 2012 and 2014 and regional champion in 2011 and 2012
  • Named South Fork Most Valuable Runner from 2012 through 2015
  • Qualified for state competition in cross country from 2012 through 2015 and for track in the mile and two-mile in 2013

Personal:

  • Majoring in exercise science
  • Daughter of Beloria and Gregory Hardcastle
  • Goal is to become a physical therapist or a trainer
  • Enjoys singing, reading and running
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