Church cracks top ten at National Championships
Church cracks top ten at National Championships
Saturday, November 12, 2022

ETSU women’s triathlon finishes sixth at nationals

TEMPE, Ariz. (Nov. 12, 2022) – ETSU triathlete Abby Church (Chantilly, Va.) finished in ninth place at the Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championship in Tempe, Ariz. on Saturday afternoon with an overall time of 1:05:51, leading the Bucs and making the top 10 of the national meet.

Saturday marked Church’s third top 10 finish of the season, doing so in a field of 52 runners this afternoon.

Arizona State University finished atop the team leaderboard with 239 points. Amber Schlebusch of ASU led the team and took first place overall with a time of 1:03:41.

As a team, ETSU finished sixth overall with 135 points.


Below are the final times from each racer: 

Abby Church – 1:05:51

Izi Belogay – 1:08:40

Sarah Plant – 1:09:45

Delaney Hammill – 1:11:55

Lindsey Batkiwicz – 1:12:24

Carla Garcia – 1:14:25

Taylor Bartlett – 1:24:59


The Bucs will have a long break between meets, as the next event is this coming Spring at the Clermont Draft Legal Challenge in Clermont, Fla. on March 4-5, 2023.

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