Beth Taye started her high school career at Montgomery Blair High School where she ran cross country her freshman season. Her family then moved and she transferred to Paint Branch High School, where she assumed the lead role of a girls' team that was in shambles - they hadn't even fielded a full, five-person team in three years. As a sophomore, Taye qualified for states in both cross country and in the 3200 during the indoor track season. As a junior she finished 25th at the cross country state championships, then broke out during the track season, eventually winning the outdoor 3200 title with a time of 11:01.73.
Her senior season at Paint Branch was as much about the team's accomplishments as it was her individual accomplishments. By herself, she had quite the season - third places finishes at the county and state championships and a 14th place finish at the NXN Southeast Regionals with a time of 18:08.10. She set county meet records in both the indoor and outdoor 3200 and won another state championships in the indoor 3200. She even set a new New Balance Indoor Nationals record in the Emerging Elite 3200. As a team, the Paint Branch girls had one of their best seasons ever - they qualified for the cross country state championships for the second straight season, finishing 12th. They put together one of the best DMRs in Maryland history, running at the Penn Relays and winning the Emerging Elite DMR with a time of 12:01.32 (2nd on MileSplit Maryland's leaderboard dating back to 2000).