Athwal Wins Region Championship

Kmaljeet Athwal was the individual winner at the 5K 2018 NJCAA Region 20 Championship. NOVA cross country team took second place.

The Nighthawks finished with 32 points, while first-place Harford won the region title with 23 points.

Athwal became the first NOVA student-athlete to win an individual championship, as she crossed the line in 21 minutes, 14.60 seconds. The Leesburg, Va., native was 14 seconds ahead of second-place Hyunsun Reilly (21:28.30) from Harford.

The next Nighthawk to cross the line was Ashlianne Shigley, who finished ninth with a time of 24:46.90. Berith Austin, placed 13th as she closed out her NOVA career with a time of (25:26.60).

Other NOVA runners included Dana Fusco (29:29.50) and Lauren Proctor (34.25.00), who finished 21st and 26th respectively.

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