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Sabrina Fleig
Sabrina Fleig was the top finishing NCAA Division II athlete.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

LR Women’s Triathlon Wins Second Straight Event

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Triathlon Team finished in first place at the Giant Acorn event to record their second event victory of the season.

The combined efforts from the Bears were good enough to surpass Queens and ETSU thanks to four LR triathletes finishing in the Top 10.

Sabrina Fleig had the best individual finish amongst the Bears with a third-place result. The sophomore recorded a time of 1:10:47, which was only 30 seconds off from the top spot. Fleig had the second-best time in the biking portion of the race with a 39:29 posting and the third-best performance in the running portion with a 18:40 time.

Zoila Sicilia was able to complete her first triathlon with LR as she finished in sixth place with a time of 1:12:44 seconds. The freshman had the seventh-best time in the running portion of the event with 19:28 performance.

Eliska Rihova finished right behind Sicilia for a seventh-place result, putting together a time of 1:12:46 seconds. Like Sicilia, Rihova dominated the running portion of the race with a 19:12-second performance, good enough for the sixth-best time.

Teresa Vesely rounded out the Top 10 with a time of 1:12:58. After a slow start in the swimming portion of the event, the senior had Top 10 times in the biking and running sections of the race with ninth and tenth place finishes, respectively.

Finishing just one second outside the Top 10 was Sayti Plank, who recorded a time of 1:12:59 seconds. The senior did an outstanding job of making up time all throughout the event, as she finished the race with the ninth-best time in the running portion of the event with a 19:35 result.

In addition to the first-place finish by the women’s team, some members from the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Triathlon Team grabbed some top results at the collegiate club race on Saturday.

Leon Fisher (7th) was the best individual finisher for the Bears while Bastian Luthmann (11th) and Kyle Erskine (13th) finished inside the Top 15.