Church named to East All-Region team
Church named to East All-Region team
Tuesday, October 18, 2022

ETSU triathlete earns distinction for regional performance 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 18, 2022) – On Tuesday, the College Triathlon Coaches Association (CTCA) announced ETSU triathlete Abby Church (Chantilly, Va.) as an All-Region selection, as she placed seventh in last week’s East Regional Qualifier at Smith Mountain Lake Park in Huddleston, Va.

Church finished in seventh place among the 28-person field with an overall time of 1:01:32. To earn all-region honors, an athlete must place in the top seven of their division during their respective region race. Church and the Bucs competed in the Division I East Region.

“I'm really proud of Abby for her hard work and excited to see it really paying off,” said ETSU head coach Allie Nicosia. “I'm looking forward to seeing where she and the rest of the team will be in four weeks at the national championship.”

Church has led the Bucs all season, placing eighth in the ETSU Aquathlon and 11th at Cal Tri Charlotte.

The Bucs round out the fall season with a trip out West to Tempe, Ariz. to compete in the NCAA National Championship on Nov. 12 at Tempe Town Lake.

For more information on Buccaneer triathlon, visit and click on the women’s triathlon page.