Sophie Speidel

Bethany Patterson finishes Western States as F7

After dropping out in 2004 at mile 55, Bethany got redemption by patiently working her way through the deep women’s field to finish in 20:40 and seventh female. Other VHTRC finishers were Will Kuper (22:49), Derrick Carr (24:40), Henry Peck (28:49), and Ernesto Cesarez (29:44). Also spotted at the Placer High School finish line: former VHTRC pals Bryon Powell (working for iRrunFar), Amy Sproston (who finished as F2), and Scotty Mills (who was volunteering at Michigan Bluff AS).